The Sopranosteins

Sorry, lame title. There is way more to be said about The Soprano's approach to "the Jewish question" than is accomplished here. This totally ignores the famous Mercedes heist at the Jewish wedding. More broadly, it doesn't address the skill with which the show's creators depict the way that suburban Jews and Italians in the NYC metro area are in almost the exact same social/cultural/economic milieu, having made the move from the LES/Little Italy to the New Jersey and Westchester, and assimilated into the American mainstream at almost the exact same time. The Jews always seem to represent what Carmela imagines her own family's existence could be if Tony could just grow up.