Judy ‘Judge Judy’ Sheindlin has been arbitrating real-life disputes on TV for 25 years, with her famed wit and sharp commentary.
A retired Manhattan family court judge, Sheindlin was born to German-Jewish parents in 1942. After passing the New York bar in 1965, she rose swiftly from prosecutor to judge before beginning her television career. Her show averages over 9 million viewers…per day!
Despite her no-nonsense approach to the bench, Judy remains a beloved figure to millions of people and beneath her robes, a true Jewish mother.
In a moment familiar to Jewish mothers (and children!) everywhere, she once managed to mention her ‘handsome, unmarried and good looking’ son on multiple occasions in the course of being profiled for international news show, Entertainment Tonight.