No one sends out press releases to announce that something is not anti-Semitic. That’s why this morning’s media is full of reports that host Seth MacFarlane’s Oscar performance last night was just shy of Mahmoud Ahmadinijad’s U.N. speech.
Right around the time the curtain was dropping on the opening night of Broadway’s new “South Park”-inspired musical, “The Book of Mormon,” I was in Salt Lake City, Utah, having dinner with two top-level elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, plus a few other saints (as observant Mormons are known), as well as three rabbis and a scholar of ancient Hebrew from American Jewish University (AJU). As the satire about missionaries was playing to rave reviews in New York, we Jews were engaged in a conversation completely lacking in irony in a penthouse dining room overlooking Temple Square — guests for two days of LDS church leaders from Los Angeles and Salt Lake, who hosted us with a graciousness of a sort only Emily Post could dream up.
Egypt makes Mitt Romney look good – at least compared to other Republican presidential hopefuls.
They've fought Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden and Barbra Streisand. And now the boys from "South Park" -- Eric, Kyle, Stan and Kenny -- are back for more in their 10th season on Comedy Central, beginning March 22.
"South Park" is known for its irreverent take on political and social issues of the day, and this episode is no different.
For years, Kyle's loud-mouthed friend Eric Cartman has slammed him for being Jewish. But in the beginning episodes of season eight, Cartman feels justified in his anti-Semitism after seeing "The Passion." He taunts Kyle to watch the movie and prove him wrong.