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  • Trevor Noah Eats Brisket with Jackie Mason at Hadassah Dinner

    By Deena F. Greenberg

    April 21, 2015 | 4:37 pm

    Trevor Noah, future Daily Show host, came under fire a few weeks ago for past tweets that some found anti-semitic. A number of writers and bloggers, including those at the Jewish Journal, voiced concerns about the direction in which he will take The Daily Show. Then, a week or so...

  • At AIPAC, Obama’s Jackie Mason Moment

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    May 23, 2011 | 10:56 am

    President Obama’s speech at AIPAC straddled the line of Jackie Mason standup. It turns out that when the President said last Thursday that Israel should return to its ’67 borders, it wasn’t exactly what he meant. Who said I was referring to 1967. I meant 1867. And even 1867, I...

  • Jackie Mason Calls Obama the ‘SCH’-word

    March 16, 2009 | 3:08 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Comedian Jackie Mason called President Obama a “schvartze” during a performance in New York, angering some audience members.

    The Web site TMZ reported Sunday that Mason used the term, which means “black” in Yiddish but is considered derogatory by some, during a...

  • Comedy icons back Obama with ‘Ain’t Funny’ TV spots [VIDEOS]

    October 29, 2008 | 3:06 am

    To emphasize that there's nothing amusing about next Tuesday's presidential election, the Jewish Alliance for Change has launched a series of "Ain't Funny" television and online commercials in support of Democratic candidate Barack Obama.

    The spots feature some of America's most...

  • With the Republican base on the ropes, all eyes are on Florida —again

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    October 8, 2008 | 5:52 am

    Most Jews live in three states, two of which, New York and California, are already in the bank for Sen. Barack Obama.

    It's the third one, Florida, that has the presidential campaigns in a frenzy. There are roughly 650,000 Jews in Florida, out of 18 million residents. Concentrated in...
  • Jackie Mason says Silverman’s a ‘sick yenta’ for telling Jews to vote Obama

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 5, 2008 | 2:42 pm

    Remember that video for The Great Schlep in which Sarah Silverman says Jews should stop being scared of Barack Obama and vote for the Democratic nominee for president, who is, as she informs us, “circum-supersized?” Well, Jackie Mason, a Jewish comedian from a much different era,...

  • Cartoonist captures comics

    By Jay Firestone

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The deep-wrinkled smile of Mel Brooks, the sadly nervous stare of Woody Allen and the loud-mouthed plasticity of Joan Rivers -- Drew Friedman doesn't just paint these icons, he captures their wit, charm and the poignancy of their careers.

    "The history of their lives is written on...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    June 5, 2003 | 7:59 pm


    The Yiddish Culture Club's going on summer vacation. Before they do, catch their end of the season concert. Actor and singer Hale Porter discusses and performs Yiddish folk songs tonight -- your last chance for a dose till fall. 7:30 p.m. $5 (members), $10 (nonmembers)....

  • Up Front

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 11, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    I don't know why they love me so much [in England]. Over there, I played the London Palladium for a month. It was just announced that I was going to play there, and the show has practically sold out. Here, I'm told I'm too Jewish; over there, they...