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Sarah Silverman's Father Fights Back Against The Rabbi Who Questioned Her Jewishness!

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A comedian, her father, and a rabbi walk into a bar…

Oh, wait. No they didn't!

An Orthodox rabbi did walk into a whole heap of name-calling, however, when he criticized Sarah Silverman!!

Donald Silverman was straight-up PISSED when Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt publicly denounced the HIGHlarious comedienne for living a so-called un-Jewish life!

In a recent open letter to Mizz Silverman, the rabbi said:

"Nothing you say or stand for, Sarah, from your sickening sexual proposal to a Republican donor to your equally vulgar tweet to Mitt Romney, has the slightest thing to do with the most basic of tenets which Judaism has taught the world."

Whoa!! For someone who never met the girl, that's a harsh indictment!!

Her Daddy quickly came to his little girl's defense!!

Amongst other things, he said: "Hey a**hole… don't f**k with my family!"

Yikes! Donald doesn't mince words!! But we can totes see his point!

Sure, Sarah's a bit crass but she has a good heart!!

We don't think it's up to a rabbi who never met her to decide whether or not she is Jewish enough for her God!

Stick to your guns, gurl!!

Here is Donald's rebuttal in its entirety:

"Hey a**hole.

Daughter #1 is a rabbi. Not by your standards. She's reform. How dare she, a lowly woman think god wants her to be a rabbi, created from a mere rib. Her hubby, three times nominated for a nobel peace prize was listed by the Jerusalem Post as the 49th most influential jew in the world built the worlds largest solar field in Israel.

By the way, Sarah was also on the list. I missed your name. Oldest granddaughter is serving in the Israel Defense Forces. I'm sure you also served. Oh I forgot the orthodox don't do that.

You don't f*ck with my family."

[Image via Andres Otero/WENN.]

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19 comments to “Sarah Silverman's Father Fights Back Against The Rabbi Who Questioned Her Jewishness!”



  1. 1

    I think the Rabbi is right. She's a disgrace to the Jewish race. If you act like a slob don't expect respect from religion. Religion is about humility and modesty. She possesses none of either.

    I crack up when Courtney Strodden says she grew up very christian.



  2. 2

    Perez,
    I've never understood why people call themselves Jewish (or any religion) if they don't do anything religious. Being Jewish isn't a physical characteristic, like having blonde hair or being tall. It's a thing you do, like playing golf. I wouldn't say that I'm a golfer if I never, ever play golf. It would be kind of lame and even dishonest. Am I missing something?



  3. 3

    Great post modern thinker.



  4. 4

    Re: Modern Thinker – I agree. I used to call myself Christian because my parents were, but one day I realized I was not a Christian. If more people were truly honest about their religious beliefs, there would be a lot more atheists.

  5. Kitty says – reply to this


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    There are two types of Jewish. Religiously Jewish and racially (as in DNA they all share) Jewish. Sarah has stated she is only Jewish by blood and NOT by religion (she is agnostic).



  6. 6

    Re: Modern Thinker – But could they have explained this to Hitler, that they weren't really Jewish?

  7. Ava says – reply to this


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    She's just using her Jewish background as an excuse to say whatever she wants about anyone. I don't find this girl funny at all, I find her just gross and rude. She should maybe take a hint from the Rabbi.

    Her father also has no idea what it means to be Jewish either…look at how proud he is of his family in the Israel Defense Forces, he's also rude.

    Don't say you're something that you're not. A name means nothing, it's your actions that hold the real weight.



  8. 8

    Re: Modern Thinker – Yes. You are. People are Jewish like people are Italian or Irish. I'll never understand why some people don't understand that. It's a race/religion. You can't ever stop being Jewish, you just don't practice anything, it is your nationality.



  9. 9

    Re: pollopicu – No. It's not. At all. Read above post. You say a lot of dumb ish on here.

  10. tony says – reply to this


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    no question she is definetly a rude jew.



  11. 11

    she is a disgusting rude jew.



  12. 12

    First of all, the Rabbi has no right to criticize Sarah. He's religious, she isn't. If you're not a religious Jew then obviously you're not going to live according to religious rules. That's a no brainer. There's a huge difference between being a Jew culturally and being a Jew religiously. Also, the religious don't move with modern times, and most Jews are modern. Finally, I totally agree with Sarah's father, the religious are still backwards in that they don't allow women to serve as Rabbi's and they want things to stay as they were hundreds of years ago. No thank you! I'm not a religious Jew, but I will always consider myself a Jew, and nobody has the right to tell me whether I am or not, that's bullshit!



  13. 13

    Re: MewLover34 – Fuck you. If you don't think Sarah is a crude asshole, who has no respect for the Jewish religion, and in fact EXPLOITS it, then you're the dumb ass. I guess anyone who doesn't agree with you is dumb.. You live in a bubble, my friend. So fuck off.



  14. 14

    I love how all the media reports of Rabbi Rosenblatt's op-ed conveniently left out the sentences immediately preceding the quoted paragraph:

    "As an Orthodox rabbi, I disagree with just about everything you say, but respect your right to say it. All I ask, respectfully, is that you not use traditional Jewish terminology in your efforts. Because doing so is a lie."

    Sarah Silverman comes from a secular Jewish background and hasn't the foggiest idea about Judaism. Her knowledge of Jewish matters is limited to bagels-and-lox and what she's read in Philip Roth novels. She might as well represent herself as a neurosurgeon; she probably has more background!

  15. RABBI BUTTMAN says – reply to this


    15

    HEBREW PLEASE !!!!

    THE SHOE POLISH BLACK SEMETIC HAIR , ALONE ,CONFIRMS HER JEWISHNESS !!1

    DUH !!!!

  16. bTeri says – reply to this


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    Looks like Sarah Silverman's father is as profane and vile and intolerant of opposing views and she is. She put herself out there and she initiated this with her disgusting videos attacking Mitt Romney with her dog screwing and other disgusting acts. Her father may have "produced" two other children that have contributed to this world but Sarah is a disgusting intolerant shrew that put herself out there - attacked the beliefs of at least half the country in really uncivil and unproductive ways and got what she deserved. But I guess we dont have to waste any time wondering where she got her disgusting mouth from. Oh and for the record— I'm a Jew too.

  17. bTeri says – reply to this


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    Re: Moniker – Sarah Silverman put herself out there for criticism the minute she made and distributed that disgusting video to the public. That Rabbi had every right to share his thoughts just as she had every right to share her thoughts in the video. Its called the 1st Amendment.

  18. Larry Linn says – reply to this


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    Before the Rabbi judges others and cast stones, he should address his peers:
    Gavriel Bidany an Orthodox Rabbi was convicted of molesting a female Israeli Army officer on a trans-Atlantic flight. The Rabbi was sitting next to the 23-year-old woman on a Delta jet last month and reached out from under his blanket to fondle her as she slept.
    Rabbi Baruch Lebovits, 59, of Brooklyn, was given a lengthy prison term for sexually abusing a then 16 year old teenager from his neighborhood.
    Milton Yehoshua Balkany is an Orthodox Jewish Rabbi, past director of the Jewish girls′ school Bais Yaakov of Midwood, conservative political activist and fundraiser from Brooklyn, New York, dubbed “the Brooklyn Bundler”, was found guilty of extortion, blackmail, wire fraud and making false statements in a Federal Court in Manhattan. He was sentenced to four years in prison.
    Rabbi Solomon Dwek, sentenced to six years in federal prison for defrauding a bank out of millions at the height of a staggering investment Ponzi scheme.

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