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After decades of tormenting Jews, South Park’s Cartman converts to Judaism

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JTA — One of television’s most notorious cartoon antisemites is now an Orthodox rabbi.

Eric Cartman, the egomaniacal, hate speech-spouting grade schooler on Comedy Central’s long-running adult animated series “South Park,” has had a change of heart in a new hour-long special of the show, which is set 40 years in the future.

In “South Park: Post COVID,” which debuted on Thanksgiving on the Paramount Plus streaming service, Cartman has converted to Judaism, leads a congregation in Colorado Springs, wears a tallit wherever he goes, and has a Jewish wife named “Yentl” and three children: “Moishe,” “Menorah” and “Hakham.” His trademark blue hat now serves as a kippah.

Is Cartman’s conversion for real, or some elaborate scheme directed at his old nemesis, Kyle Broflovski? “Post COVID” is only the first part of a new series of “South Park” movies commissioned as Paramount Plus exclusives, so we won’t know for sure what’s going on with him until the story arc continues sometime in December.

But his sudden devotion to........

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