Sisterhood Blog

Black, Latino and 'Kinda' Jewish

By Erika Davis

A few days ago three gentlemen, Jacob Salamon, Jared Bauer and Josh Cohen, released the first video in a series entitled “Bubala Please.” According to their Facebook Page, the series follows “two angry, misunderstood gangsters who come to find they’re both kinda Jewish. As their friendship develops, they decide to produce a variety show to share what it means to be a tough latke-making, dreidel spinning, menorah-lighting Jew.”

The two-minute video opens with the two characters, Luis and Jaquann, meeting on the street. Just as it seems as though they might go to blows, Jaquann notices a gold Chai around Luis’ neck. He pulls out his own gold chain, a Star of David, and the two are instant friends. They meet up in a normal looking suburban kitchen donning aprons that read “Kiss my Tuchas” and “Got Latkes?” to make latkes.

What’s so funny about that? Everything apparently. Blacks and Latinos who are “kinda” Jewish? Funny! Blacks and Latinos depicted as gang-bangers? Funny! Blacks and Latinos making Jewish food? Really, really funny!

Browsing through their Facebook page confirms that the video is, indeed, hilarious. At least for some. As one rabbi commented, “Nailed it. Great job & happy Hanukkah.” Another commenter wrote, “I love the video. Can’t stop watching it.” “This is the best video on the Internet,” raves another fan.

Read more


Permalink | | Share | Email | Print | Filed under: sisterhood, latinos, kinda jewish, josh cohen, jared bauer, jacob salamon, bubala please, blacks




Find us on Facebook!
  • The eggplant is beloved in Israel. So why do Americans keep giving it a bad rap? With this new recipe, Vered Guttman sets out to defend the honor of her favorite vegetable.
  • “KlezKamp has always been a crazy quilt of gay and straight, religious and nonreligious, Jewish and gentile.” Why is the klezmer festival shutting down now?
  • “You can plagiarize the Bible, can’t you?” Jill Sobule says when asked how she went about writing the lyrics for a new 'Yentl' adaptation. “A couple of the songs I completely stole." Share this with the theater-lovers in your life!
  • Will Americans who served in the Israeli army during the Gaza operation face war crimes charges when they get back home?
  • Talk about a fashion faux pas. What was Zara thinking with the concentration camp look?
  • “The Black community was resistant to the Jewish community coming into the neighborhood — at first.” Watch this video about how a group of gardeners is rebuilding trust between African-Americans and Jews in Detroit.
  • "I am a Jewish woman married to a non-Jewish man who was raised Catholic, but now considers himself a “common-law Jew.” We are raising our two young children as Jews. My husband's parents are still semi-practicing Catholics. When we go over to either of their homes, they bow their heads, often hold hands, and say grace before meals. This is an especially awkward time for me, as I'm uncomfortable participating in a non-Jewish religious ritual, but don't want his family to think I'm ungrateful. It's becoming especially vexing to me now that my oldest son is 7. What's the best way to handle this situation?" http://jd.fo/b4ucX What would you do?
  • Maybe he was trying to give her a "schtickle of fluoride"...
  • It's all fun, fun, fun, until her dad takes the T-Bird away for Shabbos.
  • "Like many Jewish people around the world, I observed Shabbat this weekend. I didn’t light candles or recite Hebrew prayers; I didn’t eat challah or matzoh ball soup or brisket. I spent my Shabbat marching for justice for Eric Garner of Staten Island, Michael Brown of Ferguson, and all victims of police brutality."
  • Happy #NationalDogDay! To celebrate, here's a little something from our archives:
  • A Jewish couple was attacked on Monday night in New York City's Upper East Side. According to police, the attackers flew Palestinian flags.
  • "If the only thing viewers knew about the Jews was what they saw on The Simpsons they — and we — would be well served." What's your favorite Simpsons' moment?
  • "One uncle of mine said, 'I came to America after World War II and I hitchhiked.' And Robin said, 'I waited until there was a 747 and a kosher meal.'" Watch Billy Crystal's moving tribute to Robin Williams at last night's #Emmys:
  • "Americans are much more focused on the long term and on the end goal which is ending the violence, and peace. It’s a matter of zooming out rather than debating the day to day.”
  • from-cache

Would you like to receive updates about new stories?




















We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.