Sarah Silverman

Meet 2012’s Great Schlep

Week-old website offers 1,300 “Yiddish Curses for Republican Jews"
08/30/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Sure, the Great Schlep --  the 2008 video urging young Jews to visit their grandparents in Florida to convince them to vote for then-candidate Barack Obama -- had live action, and Sarah Silverman’s star power.

Rachel Shukert, a comedy writer, and Ben Abramowitz, are the husband-and-wife team behind YiddishCursesforRepublicanJews.com.

Sarah Silverman's Defining One-Liner

Booker was uplifting, Bernie, a Clinton booster, but it was the offbeat comedian who summed up the night’s message in nine ad-libbed words.

07/26/2016 - 10:56
JTA

Corey Booker delivered an uplifting message. The first lady invoked the future of America’s children. Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton’s once-bitter rival, endorsed her with vigor.

Sen. Al Franken and comedian Sarah Silverman sharing a microphone during the first day of the Democratic National Convention.JTA

Sarah Silverman Tweets Support For Israel’s Meretz Party

03/10/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — American comedian Sarah Silverman called on Israeli voters to cast their ballots for the left-wing Meretz party.

Sarah Silverman Wins Emmy, Thanks Her Jews

08/25/2014 - 20:00

Los Angeles — Comedian Sarah Silverman broke out a Jewish joke as she took home a trophy at the 2014 Emmy Awards.

UPDATE: Ten Women Detained At Western Wall

Women were wearing prayer shawls in violation of Wall regulations, police say.
02/10/2013 - 19:00
Staff Writer

(Adds comment from detained female rabbi, further comment from Jewish Agency)

Ten women were detained at the Western Wall on Monday, the highest number held at one time amid a spate of similar incidents in recent months, according to a press release from Women of the Wall, a Jerusalem-based group that has been agitating for more than 20 years for the right of women to pray audibly as a group at the Wall.

Ten women were arrested Monday for praying at the Wall in prayer shawls. Photo courtesy Women of the Wall by Michal Fattal

Rabbi To Sarah Silverman: Get Married Already

10/15/2012 - 20:00

The comedian Sarah Silverman drew chuckles four years ago with her video urging young Jews to convince their grandparents in Florida to vote for Barack Obama. But a Dallas rabbi is not laughing about her latest pro-Obama video.

In an open letter to Silverman that has generated a firestorm of criticism on the Internet, Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt, who is Orthodox, gives Silverman a verbal whip lashing for her video, “Let My People Vote.”

Dallas rabbi who blasts comic Sarah Silverman for not being married gets an earful. Getty images
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