Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another


‘Glee’ Star Scores Golden Globe Nod

Michele is Jewish, but so is her character

Print Email

Congratulations to Lea Michele (née Lea Michele Sarfati), the star of Fox’s Glee, on her Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a TV Comedy. In Tablet Magazine, Jeremy Dauber celebrated Glee, an hour-long comedy with musical numbers, as “the most bizarre, delirious, delightful show currently airing on network television.” In particular, Dauber praised one plot-line in which a Jewish football star falls for a Jewish theater chick—played by Michele—and serenades her with Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” (see below!). It is important, Dauber suggested, for a show all about high school outsiders to include Jewish characters (and even have them portrayed by Jewish actors, like Michele): “They’re part of the story of minority America muscling their way, in their difference, to center stage, to the heart of American entertainment.”

Golden Globe Nominations Announced! [Vulture]

Related: The Outsiders [Tablet]

Print Email

It ought to be noted, though, that Michele’s mother is Italian and not Jewish.

It’s very good post.

Lea Michele stated on national television that she was raised Catholic, and that her Jewish father “gladly” attends church with her and her mother.

The book is closed.

Now, let’s pretend the last two and a half years never happened, and you guys in the Jewish press can start writing about people with two Jewish parents, like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Logan Lerman, Mila Kunis, and Anton Yelchin.

Starts at the 9:40 mark –


Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

‘Glee’ Star Scores Golden Globe Nod

Michele is Jewish, but so is her character

More on Tablet:

‘Get’ Case Heads to Brooklyn Supreme Court

By Stephanie Butnick — Rivky Stein testifies against her husband, who won’t grant her a Jewish divorce