Category Archives: Jewish traits

Helen Suzman’s Perpetual Rage Helped Create the Liberal Paradise of South Africa

Heard these jokes about Jewish mothers? Q: Why aren’t there any Jewish mothers on parole boards? A: They’d never let anyone finish a sentence. Q: What did the waiter ask the group of Jewish mothers? A: “Is anything all right?” Q: What’s the difference between a Rottweiler and a Jewish Mother? A: Eventually, the Rottweiler […]

Joseph Flom as a Stereotypical Jewish Success Story

Joseph Flom, a name partner of the massive law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, died recently. Flom fit perfectly a certain Jewish stereotype—rising to the top with a powerful combination of intelligence, interpersonal aggression, and lack of a moral sense. He was “a lawyer whose expertise and ruthlessness in corporate mergers and acquisitions […]