It has been only two days since the election campaign in the U.S. (finally) came to an end, but for some people, campaigning just never stops. After being an avid and somewhat outspoken supporter of President Obama and the Democratic Party, Jewish comedian Sarah Silverman is moving on to her next target — Israeli politics. Last… More ▸
The election season is almost over, thankfully, but before the we all find out who is the next POTUS, we thought it would be interesting to look at the political preferences of some famous Jews. Some of the Jewish celebrities are very outspoken regarding their opinions, some are more quiet and most of them donate a lot of money.
Check out the list, who knows, maybe it will change how you will vote (I really hope it won’t though):
Republican Jewish Celebrities:
The producer behind “CSI,” “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Top Gun” and more has donated for the Bush, McCain and Romney campaigns More ▸
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Several weeks have passed since Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt wrote an open letter in The Jewish Press to Sarah Silverman in which he blamed her provocative brand of comedy for the fact that she is not married and doesn’t have kids. Silverman’s dad already made news by firing back in the article’s comments section. But now… More ▸
Sarah Silverman made headlines again!
But no, this time it wasn’t about a controversial tweet or a controversial video or… a controversial anything. In fact, the Jewish comedian didn’t really do anything.
Well, depends who you ask, because Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt thought that her lack of, umm, “doing,” is bad, so he decided to write an opinion columnfor the “Jewish Press” on October 11.
From that moment on it just got more bizarre, so in case you missed one of the most unnecessary debates recently (seriously people, don’t we debate enough these days?), here’s a short recap.
Last Thursday, Rabbi Rosenblatt accused Silverman of being “too secular”
According to Rabbi Rosenblatt, Sarah Silverman has a right to use her “daring” humor, but it’s not okay to add “biblical language” to that:
You want to fight for a value so you take your belief – secularism – and promote it. As an Orthodox rabbi, I disagree with just about everything you say, but respect your right to say it. All I ask, respectfully, is that you not use traditional Jewish terminology in your efforts. Because doing so is a lie. More ▸
Sarah Silverman political videos are back, y’all! After encouraging old Jewish Floridians to vote for Obama in 2008 and encouraging billionaire mogul Sheldon Adelson to stop his support for Republican candidate Mitt Romney in exchange for, um, scissoring, the Jewish comedian now wants to spread the word about voter ID laws. In a video posted… More ▸
By Adam Soclof
Sarah Silverman, Jill Stein, Moshe Silman, Abigail Disney, Bryan Flynn and Ryan Parry make the JTA’s Friday Five. More ▸
By Adam Soclof
Producers of the risque pro-Obama video featuring Sarah Silverman are asking for more ideas. More ▸
By JTA Staff
Matisyahu’s out with a new album. Mila Kunis has a new look. Sarah Silverman’s got a proposal for Sheldon Adelson. Charlie Sheen quits Twitter. More ▸
Happy Fourth of July Everyone!
America is celebrating its 236th birthday and we decided to show some of our favorite Jewish celebrities celebrating America the way it should be celebrated – by doing American things and wearing outrageously patriotic red, white and blue gear!
So how are the Jewish celebrities celebrating the 4th?
1. Natalie Portman is drinking a beer More ▸