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Although Jews are known for their humor, most people assume that Hasidim don’t laugh. This assumption isn’t without cause: Hasidic Jews generally don’t smile in public. Enter Yoely Lebovits, Satmar Hasid. A frequent smiler and causer of smiles, Lebovits is a professional comedian. Known in Yiddish as a “badchen,” he […]
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Although Jews are known for their humor, most people assume that Hasidim don’t have a funny bone in their body. This assumption isn’t without cause: hasidic Jews generally don’t smile in public. Enter Yoely Lebovits, Satmar Hasid, who was the first boy in Satmar to be named after the rebbe. […]
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Why Leytonstone and Wanstead Rabbi Brackman Walks Nine Miles Each Shabbat Every Shabbat, Rabbi Zalmy Brackman makes a nine-mile round trip on foot from his Stamford Hill home to take the morning service at Leytonstone and Wanstead Synagogue, having responded to an SOS from the small East London congregation. Desperate […]
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Rachel Creeger: Comedian With a Perfect Job This summer, Rachel Creeger will be packing her bags, saying goodbye to her family, and heading to Edinburgh to perform her much-celebrated show, It’s No Job For a Nice Jewish Girl. She is the only Orthodox Jewish comedian on the UK Comedy Circuit. […]
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Laughter is an incredibly powerful phenomenon, one that breaks cultural boundaries and allows people all over the world to join together in celebration and happiness. Unfortunately, Orthodox Jews have a tendency to be labeled as lacking a sense of humor or perpetually serious, a notion that could not be further […]
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This Jewish Comedian Has a Lot to Kvetch About Imagine John Oliver in a yarmulke, minus the Trump remarks. That’s Ashley Blaker, the Orthodox Jewish stand-up comedian who, in his cultured, aggrieved British way, looks and sounds amazingly like the host of “Last Week Tonight.” He’s a graduate of both […]
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Scientists Finally Read the Oldest Biblical Text Ever Found Scientists have finally been able to read the oldest biblical text ever found. The 2,000-year-old scroll has been in the hands of archaeologists for decades. But it hasn’t been possible to read it, since it was too dangerous to open the […]
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What do you get when thousands of comedians from dozens of countries go head to head in The Laugh Factory’s “Funniest Person in the World” competition? Six finalists, including an Orthodox rabbi named David Kilimnick. The competition, which took place this past month in Finland was created in the hopes of bringing […]
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John Pizzi is one of the hottest rising stars in the entertainment industry and has appeared on America’s Got Talent as well as comedy clubs all over the U.S. where he opens for celebrities like Joy Behar and Weird Al. Besides being a sought-after ventriloquist and magician, John is a […]
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