When Mad Men Met Manischewitz

Okay, that's it. If Mad Men keeps getting Jewy I am going to have to come up with some kind of cute name for a feature here, because I am seriously writing about the show every week.This week in Mad Men Jewiness: Roger tried to sign an account from a Jewish-owned wine company who is trying to go mainstream. That wine company would be Manischewitz, and Roger enlists the help of the two Jews he knows: his soon-to-be-ex-wife Jane (to come to the client dinner) and copywriter Michael Ginsburg … [Read more...]

‘Mad Men’ Just Got Way More Jewish

I love Mad Men, and I like the way that the first two episodes of the new season have the characters reacting to the massive changes taking place in the world around them. This week's episode, "Tea Leaves," featured two new characters: a black female secretary and a male Jewish copywriter.The copywriter, Michael Ginsberg (played by Ben Feldman), comes from a working class family and asks Peggy to please be proud of him because no one else in his life is proud of him. When he goes home that … [Read more...]