Look -- I'm OK with people disagreeing with me. That's they're right -- but the amount of hate on here.
And how they ignore facts (the Schmuel Song, Shiksa Goddess) to twist what I said -- and then lie about what I said is so disheartening. I literally said in my original post there ARE black Jews, but they are a very small number -- and yet everyone wrote that I was ERASING black Jews and saying all Jews are white.
Anyone who is intellectually honest, knows the show and its history knows the show was written as a white Jewish character. Yet facts do not matter apparently. And no one has answered my follow-up question -- if you're OK with a character written as a white Jews being played by a non-white actor, why shouldn't that standard apply the other way around? I'm all for this character being cast as a white Jew.
But there IS a reason why the role is usually cast as white -- and the reviewer left that out of her review, and -- to me -- implied that racism was the reason it was usually cast as white.