Here’s an observation that I have no place to put.

There’s a scene towards the end of Babylon where Roy (the beatnik) raises his glass to Don and says “L’Chayim.”

(For those of you who don’t know, that’s a Hebrew toast meaning “To life.”)

This in an episode where Don discusses Israel, meets with the Israeli Tourism Board representatives, reads Exodus, learns that Betty’s first kiss was with a Jewish boy, discusses Judaism with Rachel, and oh, yeah, in which the exile of the Jews is used as a primary thematic element.

Is Roy Jewish? Is it being suggested that others are not as anti-Semitic or ignorant as the Sterling Cooper environment would have it? Or is it just a symbol?

Dunno.

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