A colleague recalls how the prolific scholar, who died this month at 84, gave them life in the university and made rabbinic Judaism accessible to historians, humanists and social scientists.
By Jana Banin
Paul Rudd hosted “Saturday Night Live” this week, but he wasn’t the only Jewish cutie to make an appearance on the episode. Also present was “Weekend Update” favorite and Seth Meyers’ podiatrist’s son, Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy. This time the socially awkward, notes-fixated preteen was at the desk to talk about Hanukkah. We learn,… More ▸
By Uri Fintzy
One of my personal favorite “Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update characters, Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy, who is portrayed by the hilairous Jewish castmember Vanessa Bayer, made an appearance on Saturday to explain to the Passover to the host, Seth Meyers. Once again – the only thing to come out of this one is yet another cheesy bar… More ▸