I, too, love Seinfeld, but is there not a problem when the show is cited as a referent for one’s Jewish identity? For many of us, being Jewish has become, above all things, funny. All that’s left in the void of fluency and profundity is laughter…Despite having been raised in an intellectual and self-consciously Jewish home, I knew almost nothing about what was supposedly my own belief system. And worse, I felt satisfied with how little I knew. Sometimes I thought of my stance as… an achievement, but there’s no achievement in passive forfeiture.
Excerpt from an awesome article in The New York Times about Passover written by Jonathan Safran Foer.