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  • Howard Dean to Florida Jews: Time to schlep your grandkids to the polls

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    July 29, 2016 | 10:02 am

    Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean has a message to Florida’s senior Jewish community: tell your grandchildren to return favor and vote for Hillary Clinton.

    Referring to Sarah Silverman’s 2008 call to young Jews to encourage any grandparents who live in Florida to vote for...

  • How Sarah Silverman delivered the Democratic convention’s defining one-liner

    July 26, 2016 | 8:35 am

    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.

    But it was a raunchy comedian, Sarah Silverman, who summed up the night’s implicit message in...

  • From Cleveland to Philadelphia: Party politics, the mood and what’s in it for Israel?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 26, 2016 | 3:51 am

    The road from Cleveland to Philadelphia is long, and in my case involved a train station, a wait, a conversation. He had a guitar and a large bag and a worried expression. “Are you going to Philly?” “I am.” “To the convention?” “I am.” “Is this the place, is this the right ticket?”...

  • Sarah Silverman says she is ‘insanely lucky to be alive’ after health scare

    July 7, 2016 | 8:18 am

    Comedian Sarah Silverman said she is “insanely lucky to be alive” after being admitted to the hospital last week with a life-threatening condition.

    Silverman in a Facebook post Wednesday said she spent last week in the intensive care unit of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...

  • Sarah Silverman, Jeffrey Tambor and Goldie Hawn to get Hollywood Walk of Fame stars

    July 1, 2016 | 12:29 pm

    Comedian Sarah Silverman, actor Jeffrey Tambor, actress Goldie Hawn, Israeli-American media mogul Haim Saban, and actor George Segal are all getting their own stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    Their names were announced in the annual list put out by the Hollywood Chamber of...

  • Sarah Silverman target of anti-Semitic rant by ex-reality TV star Tila Tequila

    June 23, 2016 | 10:56 am

    Former reality TV star Tila Tequila accused Sarah Silverman and the Jews of killing Jesus before saying the comedian was next on a “celebrity sacrifice” list.

    Tequila, born Tila Nguyen, was responding on Monday to a fan’s suggestion that a Donald Trump presidency would bring...


    By Zoe Hewitt

    June 6, 2016 | 9:15 am

    Real-life best friends Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone have mastered the art of working with friends.  Together, the three created some of the most iconic viral videos that "Saturday Night Live" has featured in years.

     Now, moving on to bigger screens the three,...

  • Sarah Silverman as Hitler: Donald Trump ‘gets it’

    March 14, 2016 | 11:15 am

    Sarah Silverman just took the Trump-Hitler comparisons to the next level.

    The Jewish comedian appeared on TBS’ “Conan” Thursday dressed as Adolf Hitler and took issue with her character being “unfavorably” equated with the Republican presidential front-runner in the media, as...

  • Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton? Who Jewish celebrities are backing

    February 1, 2016 | 2:26 pm

    Chalk it up to “Hollywood values.”

    The entertainment industry famously, or infamously, depending on your perspective, leans Democratic. And Jewish celebrities are no exception.

    With the 2016 Iowa caucuses kicking off the presidential primary season on Monday, pollsters have...

  • Drawing on pain to bare her soul

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 21, 2015 | 12:25 pm

    In Adam Salky’s harrowing new film, “I Smile Back,” based on Amy Koppelman’s searing 2008 novel of the same name, Laney Brooks (played by comic Sarah Silverman, in her first dramatic role) is an affluent housewife with an adoring husband, two sweet, young children, and a sparkling...

  • Sarah Silverman tweets support for Israel’s Meretz party

    March 11, 2015 | 10:58 am

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

    Silverman tweeted her appeal early Wednesday.

    “ISRAEL! If you are a Meretz supporter you NEED to VOTE MARCH 17. Every vote counts. If you don’t vote, you can’t...

  • In Sundance drama, Silverman puts her darkness on display

    January 29, 2015 | 10:12 am

    The Sarah Silverman that the world knows and loves is a loudmouthed, foulmouthed, ribald comedian who tramples on the boundaries of social decency with sharp purpose and uproarious glee.

    The Sarah Silverman who stars in the domestic drama “I Smile Back,” which premiered at...

  • In N.Y. Times ad, Hollywood elite slams Hamas for conflict with Israel

    September 15, 2014 | 12:48 pm

    Some 300 Hollywood elite published an ad in The New York Times holding Hamas responsible for the “devastating loss of life” in the latest Hamas-Israel conflict.

    [Related: Hollywood Zionists are alive and well]

    Actors to directors to studio heads signed the statement by members...

  • Sarah Silverman wins Emmy, thanks her Jews

    August 26, 2014 | 10:00 am

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

    Silverman won for Best Writing for a Variety Show for her HBO comedy special “Sarah Silverman: We are Miracles.” Upon being announced as the winner, she dashed onto the stage...

  • Your guide to Jews and the Emmys

    August 25, 2014 | 2:11 pm

    Mayim Bialik--Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy (The Big Bang Theory)

    Image via Wikipedia

    Jenji Kohan--Showrunner for best comedy series nominee, (Orange is the New Black)

    Image via Getty Images

    Julianna Margulies--Outstanding leading actress in a drama...

  • New couple alert: Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen

    February 13, 2014 | 11:47 am

    Move over Jesus Christ, Sarah Silverman has a new man in her life. Yep–according to a report from Us Weekly, Silverman was caught getting “getting hot and heavy” with British actor Michael Sheen at his 45th birthday party in West Hollywood on Thursday.

    Silverman’s five-year...

  • Calendar November 23-29

    By Laura Donney

    November 20, 2013 | 2:54 pm

    SAT | NOV 23


    It might mean sharing someone’s television or it might mean sharing someone’s HBO GO, but the Jewess of comedy is set to headline her first HBO comedy special, and it’s your job to watch. The program, which will be presented in...

  • Billy Crystal culture

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 24, 2013 | 11:14 am

    Even in the age of Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman, there is something both retro and refreshing about Billy Crystal’s class-act comedy.

    On a recent Thursday night, nearly 600 people packed into the Directors Guild of America Theater — at $60 a pop — to hear Crystal’s mesmerizing...

  • Sarah Silverman’s dad doesn’t like JAPs

    June 25, 2013 | 10:39 am

    Thanks to the cultural gem that is “Princesses: Long Island,” lately the term “JAP” has been bandied around with a vigor that hasn’t been seen since the lavish bat mitzvah and nose job-filled days of our adolescence.

    If you’re not happy about this development, you’re not alone....

  • Sarah Silverman sings about staying home in ‘Perfect Night’

    May 21, 2013 | 10:37 am

    For your listening pleasure, “Perfect Night,” in which Sarah Silverman recounts the benefits of skipping the club for the couch.

    Because this is a Silverman production you can expect references to bong hits and self pleasuring. Bet you didn’t expect Will.i.am, though.

  • Women of the Wall Megillah reading undisturbed by Israeli police

    February 25, 2013 | 1:17 pm

    A women’s Megillah reading at the Western Wall took place on Shushan Purim without incident or arrests.

    Approximately 80 women turned out, some donning prayer shawls, others dressed as police and haredi Orthodox worshipers, on Monday morning in Jerusalem, the TImes of Israel...

  • Sarah Silverman’s niece can visit Western Wall on Purim despite ban

    February 20, 2013 | 10:07 am

    The niece of American comedian Sarah Silverman will be allowed to attend a women's Megillah reading at the Western Wall despite being banned from the site.

    Hallel Abramowitz Silverman, 17, was one of 10 female worshipers arrested for wearing prayer shawls during a women's rosh...

  • Social-cultural youth program to launch in L.A.

    By Ryan Torok

    December 12, 2012 | 1:45 pm

    A new social program for 20- and 30-something Jews is bringing comedian Sarah Silverman, playwright Tony Kushner, New York literary editor Ira Silverberg, and other Jewish artists and cultural leaders all under one tent — metaphorically — in 2013.

    The effort, appropriately called...

  • Sarah Silverman talks with Jay Leno about her Dad’s response to Rabbi [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    October 29, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    Recently, Sarah Silverman's father, Donald Silverman, made headlines as comments he posted to an entry on Jewish Press (An Open Letter to Sarah Silverman) circulated the internet and got picked up by the Huffington Post.

    On Friday, Sarah Silverman sat down with Jay Leno to talk about the incident, as well as her political videos and a new phone app in development.

    Watch the video here.


  • Pro-Obama video by Sarah Silverman’s sister to begin airing in Florida

    October 22, 2012 | 10:02 am

    A video in support of President Obama produced by the sister of comedian Sarah Silverman will begin airing in Florida.

    The video by Rabbi Susan Silverman, a Reform rabbi who lives in Jerusalem, posted last week on Facebook shows Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak in an interview...

  • ‘Israelis on Obama’ video: President ‘a mensch’ on Israel [UPDATE]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 18, 2012 | 2:35 am

    “President Obama is doing, in regards to our security, more than anything I can remember, ” Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak says at the start of a new video created by The Jewish Council for Education & Research (JCER), a pro-Obama Super PAC. Barak’s comment is taken from a...

  • When Rabbis Attack…Sarah Silverman

    By Rob Eshman

    October 15, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    There’s a particularly nasty post cruising through the Web tubes that attacks the comedian Sarah Silverman.

    It was posted on a Jewish news Web site yesterday, but I already knew all about it.  Why?  We rejected it first.

    The writer, Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt, first submitted the...

  • Profile: Josh Neuman

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 11, 2012 | 10:51 am

    It might raise an eyebrow or two that Josh Neuman, former editor and publisher of Heeb magazine — the irreverent, youth-oriented Jewish magazine that shut down its print operations in 2010 — is now in charge of editorial content at GOOD, a multiplatform media outlet dedicated to...

  • Waking up in perilous times: Jewish groups release campaign ads [VIDEO]

    By Jared Baker

    September 28, 2012 | 10:57 am

    It's that time again. Campaign season is in full swing, and the Super PACs are out to win your vote.

    The Jewish Council on Education and Research (JCER) yesterday released a new ad for Obama featuring movie star Samuel L. Jackson. His message for voters: "Wake the f**k up!"
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