"We decided the most effective way to use the resources we have is to remove the air of fear some older voters have about Obama," said Doni Remba, Jewish Alliance for Change's executive director. "If they hear it from people they've watched and loved and who have entertained them their whole lives, they have an emotional bond of trust with them."
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Friedman's new book, "More Old Jewish Comedians" (Fantagraphics Books, $16.99), a sequel to his 2006 "Old Jewish Comedians," continues his humorous, highly detailed caricatures of the Jewish comedians who once dominated the Catskills circuit.
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If anyone was preordained to be a rabbi, it was Jackie Mason. Born in Sheboygan, Wis., in 1937, the Yiddish-accented comedian comes from four generations of rabbis. All three of his brothers are rabbis. And, once upon a time, Mason himself was a rabbi, teaching Talmud in far-out places like Lathrop, Pa., and Walden, N.C.