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No More Sukkah, Time for Hanukkah and the Spinagogue

By Dan Friedman

Proving that Jewish consumer culture is devouring the calendar every bit as voraciously as any other culture in America, Modern Tribe has just sent out notice of the home they have built for the dreidel — the “Spinagogue.”

Homelessness and hunger are indeed terrible problems in our world. Glad that Sarah Silverman and Modern Tribe are turning their attention to them. Viva Tikkun Olam.

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Disgraceful New Sarah Silverman Vatican Video Veers into Political Satire

By Dan Friedman

Sarah Silverman has really done it now.

She’s moved from the gentle humor of “I’m f***ing Matt Damon” and the cerebral politics of the “Great Shlep” to shameless self-promotion of her site, Sell The Vatican.

On that site you can see her flaunt her ideas, call herself a “genius” and show a soft-focus picture of her as an inset. And what’s that big “idea”? To sell the Vatican to feed the world. As if that’s an original idea — as if that’s going to bring Arby’s to Ethiopia.

Stick to the thought-provokingly sick jokes, and gay/drugs/dog-related humor of the series Sarah, don’t move into the genuinely satirical world of practice what you preach. Live humbly doesn’t mean “live humbly” — everyone knows that. And remember, the Pope wasn’t called God’s Rottweiler because he walked around on a leather leash with studs. Well, not just because of that.

If you have to watch the video, it’s below.

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Sarah Silverman Channels Al Jolson

By Daniel Treiman

Daily News gossip Ben Widdicombe reports:

Preview copies of the next season of “The Sarah Silverman Program,” to air next month, are already raising eyebrows.

In one of the first installments, the comedian gets a rise out of wearing blackface.

“The theme is, Sarah is rejected from a club because she’s a Jew,” says a source familiar with the episode.

“She says to her black waiter, ‘There’s nothing harder than being a Jew.’ The waiter says, ‘Oh yeah? Try being black for a day.’ So they switch places.”

Let’s hope it’s funnier than when Ted Danson tried it with Whoopi Goldberg.


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Borat in Rehab, Eva Mendes’s Jew Fetish and Other Tales From the MTV Movie Awards

By Daniel Treiman

For one night, at least, MTV may as well have been the Jewish Television Network. Yesterday’s MTV Movie Awards had an unusually large number of young, hip celebrity Jews taking center-stage.

The show was hosted by comedian-of-the-moment Sarah Silverman, who, in typical faux-innocent fashion, mercilessly roasted Paris Hilton (conveniently in attendance). Silverman noted — to vigorous audience applause — that the hard-partying socialite was headed to jail, before lobbing an off-color barb that can’t be printed on a family blog. Of course, the camera, after each blow, cut to Paris, who did not seem pleased. For perhaps the first time ever, it was easy to feel sorry for the self-aggrandizing socialite. (Watch the video here.)

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