Actress Julianna Margulies is getting a crash course in Hollywood’s complicated Jewish ties.
Not only does the “Morning Show” star lament the lack of industry outrage over Hamas’ terrorist attacks on Israel, she also bemoans how few shows and films embrace Jewish faith.
“On TV, characters are not ever wearing the Star of David,” the former “ER” star said at Variety’s Hollywood and Antisemitism summit earlier this month. “It’s so easy to put on a cross. Why isn’t it just as easy to put on a Star of David?”
Comic actor Adam Sandler is a notable, relentless exception.
The “Saturday Night Live” alum has spent decades highlighting his Jewish roots in both big-screen comedies and in tunes. Unapologetically so.
And it all started with a song on the show that made him a star.
Each Christmas season, radio stations break out Sandler’s “Chanukah Song,” one of the few Jewish ditties to go mainstream over the past 30-odd years. Sandler introduced the number via “Saturday Night Live” in 1994, and it quickly became a sensation.
“Paul Newman’s half Jewish, Goldie Hawn’s half too
Put them together, what a fine lookin’ Jew.”
Silly, self-aware, and sweet, the song became a Sandler…