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Sean Penn and Neve Campbell Eating Latkes?

By Dan Friedman

The New York Daily News has provided a photo call of 50 (actually a few more) who they claim will be lighting the candles for Hanukkah this year.

After Adam Sandler’s outing of Jewish celebrities in his Hanukkah Song it didn’t seem as though there were many left to find, but the Big Apple tabloid claims that Sean Penn and Neve Campbell — among other celebrities, some more surprising than others — will be celebrating the festival of lights.

Hat tip to Benjamin Ivry and other surprised New Yorkers.

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Jeffrey Goldberg and Michael Chabon on Sandler’s ‘Zohan’: ‘The Worst Movie’ But Quite Enjoyable

By Daniel Treiman

Not to be too self-referential (as if there’s any such thing), but I’d just like to point out that in my recent paean to Adam Sandler’s (goyish) wit and (Jewish) wisdom, I rendered the following verdict: “‘You Don’t Mess With the Zohan’ is a stupid movie; I couldn’t stop laughing.”

Now, I’m happy to report, actual famous people with actual accomplishments to their names are actually expressing similar sentiments. New Yorker writer turned Atlantic uber-Jew Jeffrey Goldberg reports on his incessantly Jew-y blog:

You Don’t Mess With the Zohan is the worst movie I’ve ever seen, though it was better than Munich.

Okay, I liked it. So what? Who doesn’t like a hummus joke? Or 37 hummus jokes? It turns out that Michael Chabon also thought it was the worst movie he’s ever seen, and he enjoyed it very much as well….

You can enjoy Chabon and Goldberg’s silly e-mail exchange on the topic here.

Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan



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