A rabbi walks into a bar ... okay, not really. Let's try this again: A rabbi openly slams Sarah Silverman in a letter on JewishPress.org for, essentially, not living up to his standard of "nice Jewish girl." Or, more specifically, for her apparent misuse of "biblical language" in the Let My People Vote campaign -- which is clearly related to the fact that she STILL isn't married with multiple babies. (And he called her some really nasty names for a religious man, if you ask me, such as "vulgar" and "sickening.")
Now, we all know Sarah Silverman is perfectly capable of standing up for herself. But here's the punchline: This time, she didn't have to. Because her dad stepped in before she even had the chance.
By the way, it turns out Sarah Silverman's dad is awesome. (Sarah is SO her father's daughter.) His response to Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt's rant is so perfectly on point, I dare not paraphrase:
Hey asshole: 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 fuck with my family.
Oh. Snap. "I missed your name." Sheeyat! Donald Silverman told YOU, Rabbi Rosenblatt. This guy should really give Rihanna's dad lessons in how to raise a strong, independent daughter.
Do you think Sarah Silverman takes after her awesome dad?
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