Comics Heather Gold (@heathr) and Katie Halper (@kthalps) look at the headlines and ask: Is it good for the Jews?
This week we finally look at the Israeli Palestinian conflict, Right Wing Israeli Professor Mordechai Kedar’s not so kosher thoughts on raping terrorists’ sisters, #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies, and give an award for Most Appropriate Use of the Holocaust in an Analogy. Plus, could Katie become the next First Lady of Massachusetts?
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This week we talk to Michael Wex again about the one issue Heather & Katie can’t see eye to eye on: the origins of circumcision. Plus why are people taking selfies at Concentration Camps and why were Walmart and Sears selling concentration camp decor? You can subscribe directly to Morning Jew here.
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Comics Heather Gold (@heathr) and Katie Halper (@kthalps) look at the headlines and ask: Is it good for the Jews? This week we talk to Michael Wex again about the one issue Heather & Katie can’t see eye to eye on: the origins of circumcision. Plus why are people taking selfies at Concentration Camps and why were Walmart and Sears selling concentration camp decor?
This week Morning Jew (@morningJewshow) get Biblical on your tush and ask Yiddish, historical and religious expert Michael Wex some critical questions: What’s the difference between Judaism and Christianity? Why do so many Jews sound alike? And why are there so many Yiddish words for dick?
Here’s the latest Morning Jew, Episode number 40. This week we talk about economist, Nixon fan and occasional character actor Ben Stein’s tsuris. Following Donald Sterling’s affair racism with his own flavour, he now seems to be one of those traditional values for everyone else, special good creepy times for me kind of guys. We also discuss the recent Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision, and Facebook learning how to scale passive aggression. Which, it turns out, is surprisingly not good for the Jews at all.
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My Uncle Ed buried his leg. For real. It turns out that it’s an Orthodox Jewish practice. My story and about it aired on the CBC show How to Do It today. It’s a funny one. You can read more on the show in development I mention in the piece, Everything Is Subject to Change, here.
Morning Jew is the weekly show I do with NY comic Katie Halper. This week, we talk to Brazilian Journalist Mariana Rebuá Simões about the World Cup, and naked soccer players and their hair. Plus, who is the one Jew in the entire World Cup? Found out! And celebrate how soccer is the only professional sport which lets us objectify men!
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My Dad grew up in Niagara Falls, Canada. So did I. Like many Canadian towns it’s a place that loves hockey. That top photo is in Toronto where we lived near Casa Loma when my Dad was a medical resident. The other photo was taken last year when we both went to skate at my cousin Eric’s birthday. Neither of us had been on the ice in many years. It was a real joy and resulted in one of this very special photos for me of just the two of us smiling.
My Dad taught me hockey, which helped me go to college at Yale where I played. And he encouraged me to think big and believe things were possible. He showed me that you can make opportunities in life. His father was smuggled out of the shtetl when he was 5. He made a very different life and gave me every chance to make my own. He pulled the coach up to the fireplace and played Broadway albums. He got me books. He showed me and told me you could always pick up the phone and call anyone, it didn’t matter what their position was or who they were. He showed me how to make an adventure out of something. I’m so lucky I could talk with him this Father’s Day and I’m looking forward to making many more opportunities to smile together.