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  • 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...

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  • Calendar November 23-29

    By Laura Donney

    November 20, 2013 | 2:54 pm

    SAT | NOV 23

    “SARAH SILVERMAN: WE ARE MIRACLES”

    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

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    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’

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    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!"
    ...
  • An Israeli in praise of Obama

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 10, 2012 | 6:28 am

    Rabbi Susan Silverman, a resident of Jerusalem and sister of American comedian Sarah Silverman, talks about her new initiative - a video showing Israeli support for President Barack Obama and his pro-Israel credentials.

     

    You're filming a video to achieve what?

    The video...

  • Silverman video prompts some heat for Schleppers, but more is to come

    July 19, 2012 | 11:44 am

    After releasing a lewd video this week in which comedienne Sarah Silverman offers to perform a sexual act with billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson if he’ll support President Obama’s reelection campaign, the team behind the video is taking some heat.

    The video was born of...

  • Sarah Silverman's 'Indecent Proposal' and what that means for modern politics

    By Rob Eshman

    July 17, 2012 | 5:30 pm

    By the time you read this, you probably will have watched Sarah Silverman in her underwear, demonstrating a lesbian sex act with her dog.

    Because that’s the way politics works these days.

    Silverman wrote and stars in a short video, called “Scissor Sheldon,” posted at...

  • Zuckerberg, Bibi head list of Top 50 Jews

    July 26, 2011 | 10:30 am

    Mark Zuckerberg and Benjamin Netanyahu head The Jerusalem Post’s second annual list of the world’s 50 Top Jews.

    Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, adds his No. 1 finish in the Post survey to his Person of the Year award from Time magazine. He is followed by Netanyahu, Israel’s prime...

  • Top 30 Hottest Jewish Women for your viewing pleasure

    By Lauren Bottner

    April 4, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    Warning: not suitable for the faint-hearted in need of a self-esteem boost.

    For those secure in their own hotness and/or know beauty lies within, the Top 30 Hottest Jewish Women Under 40 are now available for drooling and envy.  In a comedic flavor, Ranker.com posts this list of...

  • Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverman and Ben Schwartz do Purim and “Peep World”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 17, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    Michael C. Hall, the Emmy-winning star of Showtime’s “Dexter,” plays his first cinematic Jewish character in “Peep World,” Barry Blaustein’s dark comedy about four siblings who come to terms with their monstrous father (Ron Rifkin) on the eve of his 70th birthday.

    Hall...

  • Sarah Silverman: My kinda woman…

    By Jay Firestone

    July 1, 2010 | 3:47 pm

    Last Friday night I had the pleasure of interviewing Sarah Silverman just before a book signing and Q&A with Sandra Tsing Loh at the Writers Guild Theatre (a Writers Bloc event).  Her new book,”The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee” is a collection of stories and...

  • Sarah Silverman’s ‘Jewiness’

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    April 27, 2010 | 8:01 pm

    Comedian Chelsea Handler has written three memoirs. Kathy Griffin wrote one, too. And now comes “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee” by the most subversive of stand-up comics, Sarah Silverman (Harper, $25.99).

    But Silverman, as always, is an outlier. Griffin...

  • 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...

  • Hollywood comedy stars release four pro-Obama videos*

    By The Web Guy

    October 22, 2008 | 3:56 am

    First came Sarah Silverman, who shot a video promoting the pro-Obama ‘Great Schlep’, and then came the response from Jackie Mason, who called Silverman a yenta for suggesting some older Jews might be racists in a video circulated by the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC).

    Now the...

  • My ‘great schlep’ to Florida pays off in politics and grandma’s food

    October 15, 2008 | 11:24 pm

    "If you knew that visiting your grandparents could change the world, would you do it?" A couple of weeks ago, a video came across my inbox with Sarah Silverman posing this very question.

    As Florida is such a pivotal and undecided state in this year's presidential contest, Silverman...

  • CBS News is clueless about ‘The Great Schlep’ [VIDEO]

    By The Web Guy

    October 14, 2008 | 5:55 pm

    News about The Great Schlep—an effort to mobilize young Jews to visit older relatives in Florida to convince to them to vote for Barack Obama—has been all over the Web for weeks. CBS News just found out about it, and wrongly attributes the idea to Sarah Silverman.

    Comedienne Sarah...

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