Jewish characters ficathon.
(Open, Unmoderated, Prompt Meme Challenge)
About Days of Awesome 2012 (DaysOfAwesome2012)
The Days of Awe are the period around the Jewish high holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. There are so many fabulous Jewish characters who are so often written on both fanfic and canon as Jewish in name only. This 2-week challenge encompassing the days of awe between those two holy days will highlight those Jewish characters and their Judaism.
When? between 1 September and 10 October
Why? the Days of Awe plus Sukkot plus some buffer because holidays are complicated
Length: Whatever you want.
Within the framework of the prompts, write whatever you want, as long as it features Jewish characters being noticeably Jewish, where "being Jewish" is defined by you. Just feature their Judaism in some way or another: religious, cultural, geographical, ethnic, family, or any way at all. You want to have Cristina Yang eating kreplach? Magneto remembering his childhood? Kitty Pryde negotiating with Colossus about raising the kids Jewish? Young Greg House at James Wilson's Bar Mitzvah? Ziva David in the IDF? Go for it.
Warn for in-character anti-semitism, racism, fatphobia, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, etc, if you would. Jews of color, Jews with disabilities, and non-Ashkenaz Jews are particularly welcome.
Leave prompts from Saturday September 1 until Friday September 14 (12AM GMT-5). You have a month to write: assignments are due during Sukkot, on Wednesday October 10 (12AM GMT-5). Works will be revealed as soon as the challenge closes, and authors revealed one week later.
Some suggestions for Jewish characters
Babylon 5: Susan Ivanova
Being Human (UK): George
Brothers & Sisters: Saul Holden; Nora, Sarah, Kitty, Tommy, Kevin, and Justin
Buffy: Willow Rosenberg
Community: Annie Edison
Dead Like Me: Rube Sofer
DC comics: Kate Kane (Batwoman)
Entourage: Ari Gold
Firefly / Serenity: Mr. Universe
Grey's Anatomy: Cristina Yang
Homicide: Life on the Street: Detective John Munch (cf. L&O)
Heroes: Matt Parkman, Hana Gitelman
House: James Wilson, Lisa Cuddy, Chris Taub, Lawrence Kutner
Leverage: Mikel Dayan, the Mossad agent from "The Two Live Crew Job"
Law and Order universe: Detective John Munch (cf. HLOTS), Danielle Melnick, Randy Dworkin
Marvel comics: Kitty Pryde, Bobby Drake, Erik Lensherr (Magneto), Ben Grimm, Wiccan, Scarlet Witch (Jewish father), Quicksilver (Jewish father), Gertrude Yorke
Mr. and Mrs. Smith: Jane Smith
NCIS: Ziva David
New Amsterdam: Eva Marquez
Numb3rs: Don, Charlie and Alan Eppes
Pushing Daisies: Charlotte, Lily, Vivian, and Charles Charles
Sentinel: Blair and Naomi Sandburg
Sports Night: Dan Rydell, Jeremy Goodwin
Stargate: SG-1: Dr. Robert Rothman
Star Trek: the Next Generation: Worf and Alexander, through the probable Jewishness of the Sergey and Helena Rozhenko
Starsky and Hutch: David Starsky
Studio 60: Matt Albie
Temeraire: Avram and Sara Maden
West Wing: Josh Lyman, Toby Ziegler
Wire: Rhonda Pearlman, Maury Levy
X-Files: Fox Mulder, probably
Or check the Wikipedia list of fictitious Jews for many more.