(JTA) — There are plenty of paradigms in the history of humor for how Jews and non-Jews get along, or don’t: as persecutors and victims, as saviors and saved, as allies against a common oppressor. All these are fraught with the tensions between the powerful and the disempowered, which makes sense: Fear drives humor. But…
Actress Valerie Harper’s brain cancer is nearing remission, her physician said in an excerpt of a documentary that was shown on NBC’s “Today” show.
Valerie Harper, known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” —remember those headscarves? — revealed yesterday that she had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. On January 15, her doctors told her that she had as little as three months left to live.
Valerie Harper, who played the wise-cracking Jewish neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern on TV’s ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ has cancer and might only have weeks to live.