Mo Rocca of the Cooking Channel was on WNYC this morning and– speaking to a Jewish host; Rocca’s not Jewish–talked up this trailer for a TV comedy he wants to make. It’s called Shabbos Goy. Check it out; I find it mildly repulsive. (And many readers on this site have told us how offensive they find terms like goyim, shegetz and shiksa).
During the era of postwar anti-Semitism (roughly from The Gentleman’s Agreement in ’47 to Dershowitz threatening to leave Harvard Law School if they didn’t get a Jewish dean, in ’71) it was a curse to call someone a self-hating Jew, for step-n-fetchit attitudes in the cause of ambition. Now we’re in a philosemitic era. It seems to have produced a different species of abasement.