Sarah Silverman blasts Hollywood for casting non-Jewish actors in Jewish roles

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Sarah Silverman has hit out at Hollywood for casting non-Jewish people in Jewish roles. The 50-year-old actress – who is Jewish herself – has criticised the lack of representation in major roles, particularly when the character’s “Jewishness” is “front and centre”. Speaking on ‘The Sarah Silverman Podcast’, she said: “There’s this long tradition of non-Jews playing Jews. And not just playing people who happen to be Jewish, but people whose Jewishness is their whole being. “One could argue, for instance, that a Gentile playing Joan Rivers correctly would be doing what is actually called ‘Jewfac…

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