“There’s a really emotional, Jewish story here about the way the Jewish community rallied behind this,” said Congressman Andy Levin.
The casting comes amid a renewed debate over whether only Jewish actors should play Jewish characters on screen.
“You’re a bit far from your nearest coffee and bagel,” Logan Roy tells Brody’s character, Josh Aaronson.
Touring with Adele the tour would have required him to travel and perform on Jewish holidays. So he declined the opportunity.
The Torah, which belonged to a fraternity with a significant Jewish minority, was found covered in laundry detergent early Sunday morning.
The results add data and texture to a picture of Jewish life on campus that has long been based on anecdotes and firestorms.
David also auditions actresses for his new show, using a scene that involves eating a matzah ball at a Passover seder.
“The rule of romance is that there has to be a happy ending… If they don’t get together, that’s not a romance; that’s literary fiction.”
The dessert also sustains a different tradition: the internationally popular show’s habit of not getting Jewish content quite right.
NBC News obtained an audio recording of the official.