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When JewBer Makes Netflix

Updated: Jun 9, 2020

By now, as we all hunker down in our homes and wait out the Coronavirus period, we bet you have added many series to your Netflix watch lists. Well, we have one more for you to add.

In the newest Netflix series Never Have I Ever, created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, the JewBer name makes a brief (but important!) appearance. Jewish star Jaren Lewinson plays the funny and charming Ben Gross, the Jewish nemesis of the show’s sassy Indian-American heroine, Devi Vishwakumar.

In the third episode of the series, their history teacher, Mr. Shapiro, assigns a group project to the class: Come up with an app that could have been useful during the Holocaust. Ben Gross’ idea? Jewber. A ride-sharing app to help the Jews escape from the Nazis.

The other students in his group aren’t sold. “Jewber’s a good idea. You guys are crazy,” he says to his unenthused group. “A ride-sharing app to help the Jews escape the Nazis?” Anyway, his schoolmate Eleanor makes an excellent point: “No it’s not. It’s an app that tells a stranger the exact location of a Jewish person and sends a car to round them up.” “Whatever, you’re all hating on it because you’re anti-Semitic,” Ben replies. “I actually am Jewish,” his other classmate Eve says. “Oh. You’re fine, but you guys suck.”

So, if you're looking for some good humor during these unprecedented days, be sure to check out the series Never Have I Ever on Netflix.

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