moomaldthings asked: Hey did you say you were watching Hatufim? I don't know if you're the right person to ask, but I read recently that 60% of Israel is Misrachi/Sephardi, and I was wondering do you think that 60% of the cast of Hatufim is Misrachi/Sephardi? Or is it whitewashed? Like Nimrode has darker skin and maybe Iris too? But I also don't really know how to read the ethnic features?!
maaaan Hatufim is SO INTENSE and nerve-wracking that i only watched three episodes. then when i finally went back to it, Hulu had taken it down D:
i bet every society whitewashes their shit. additionally, sephardim aren’t really identifiable by skin tone. lior ashkenazi is sephardi, for example (as are, strangely enough, most jews with the surname “ashkenazi”). my sephardi friends are pretty white. jerry seinfeld’s mother is a syrian jew. paula abdul’s mother is ashkenazi. the only dark skin yids i know are persian or black. my bukharian friend isn’t that dark. alternatively, my dad is ~swarthy~ but obvs white passing (and i don’t know any jews from arab countries).
also there is a DOPE ladino folk song about “el rey nimrod” so maybe it’s a traditional sephardi name?? i have no idea. it might just be modern israeli because they mined the Tanach for every goofy name they could find. EDIT: of course, the actor’s name is not Nimrod, it’s Yoram. also a goofy name taken from the Tanach.
it’s just hard to read jews along ethnic lines. that’s why i get so annoyed with gentiles who try and pit us against each other and put us into the black/white paradigm by substituting it with ashkenazi/sephardi.