People of the Jungle Book
Robert Sherman, half of the brotherly duo that wrote songs for Disney movies like "Mary Poppins," "The Jungle Book," "The Sword in the Stone" among many others, died Tuesday at age 86. Sherman's father was a Russian Jew who came to the United States with his family to escape the pogroms; below are three of our favorite "Jewish" Sherman songs. The feminist movement has, of course, long been populated by Jewish women. While the Banks family gives no indication of being Jewish, the matriarch's politics certainly fit right in. You know, Jews, comedy, the whole "have to laugh at millennia of oppression and persecution because otherwise it's just too sad" thing. The age-old assimilation question, this time with monkeys.