When screenwriter Amy Sherman-Palladino gifted the world with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, we here at Kveller went wild. At last, there was a show (a major hit, no less!) that seemed to be aimed…directly at American Jews — specifically speaking, Jewish mothers. Although titular character Midge Maisel has been criticized for being an absentee parent to her two young children, she’s equally praised for her spitfire standup comedy. Jews and humor notoriously go together like cream cheese and bagels, but another unwavering and less flattering stereotype is that… >> Read More
When it comes to Seth Rogen and his mom, the apple certainly doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Last year, Rogen's mom, Sandy, demonstrated how she’s Twitter's ultimate Jewish mom. And just this…week, Rogen himself was outed as the Jewish dad of Instagram. On Monday, Twitter user Montana Murray brought Rogen’s concern for rappers’ safety to our attention. In the now viral tweet — which feature two Instagram screen grabs from celebrity musicians 21 Savage and Travis Scott — Murray wrote: "Shoutout to Seth Rogen for always… >> Read More
Since the '70s, comedian Catherine O'Hara has gifted us with countless hours of laughter. The Canadian American actress is currently known for starring in Schitt's Creek as Moira Rose, the hyperbolic…Jewish mother of a formerly filthy rich family. Between her roles in Home Alone, Best in Show, and outstanding writing for SCTV Network 90, O'Hara has built herself quite the legacy. And who does she have to thank? None other than the beloved, late Jewish comedian Gilda Radner. In an interview with the New Yorker — timed… >> Read More
The saying "opposites attract" has never been truer for Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini. One's a Jew from Canada, the other's a daughter of a Palestinian family. Salomon is a Taurus, and…El-Husseini is a Leo. One's a ginger, the other a brunette. So, nu? What's the glue that keep this Odd Couple together? Love, of course. After a few years of platonic friendship in Montreal, El-Husseini and Salomon fell in love and moved to New York, just before the 2016 presidential election (the timing of their… >> Read More
Fridababy, the company founded by Jewish mom Chelsea Hirschhorn, is most famous for the NoseFrida — the super-popular nasal aspirator that involves parents literally sucking the boogers out of…their baby's nose. It may sound gross, but there are thousands of rave reviews online — and the snot sucker really put Fridababy on the map. But its newest product may be its biggest launch ever: The company is releasing an innovative type of underwear that helps Dads protect their, um, "legacy" from getting hit… >> Read More