Crossposted from Haaretz
Dozens of Jewish mothers around Britain have been followed in recent weeks by television cameras tracking their daily lives. Their cake-making, homemaking and matchmaking skills will be under scrutiny by a team of experts and when the four-part series is screened on Channel Four at the end of the summer, the Best Jewish Mum in the United Kingdom will be crowned. Bashevis Singer meet Simon Cowell.
The classical yidishe mamma, the stuff of song and literature and a recurring theme in Woody Allen movies, is getting its 21st century makeover. And how else, but on reality TV.