Rabbi Slams Sarah Silverman & Her Awesome Dad Gives Him Holy Hell

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sarah silvermanA 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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nonmember avatar blh

Sarah silverman IS vulgar and she's not funny at all.

bills... billsfan1104

I think the dad's response was terrible. The letter from the Rabbi was not horrible and didn't call her names. He said her comedy was vulgar, which it is.

nonmember avatar Youagold

I actually think his response was awesome. He was protecting his daughter. I wish I still had a dad to stand up like that for me!

nonmember avatar Tigerese

Get 'em, Mr. Silverman. You want to verbally slap someone be prepared to get slapped back.

Caera Caera

Um...not exactly seeing the problem here. Sarah Silverman is vulgar and sickening.

Deann... Deanna2872

I agree, Sarah Silverman is very vulgar. She's not someone I would want my daughter to look up to. Being gross and vulgar is not a talent, it's for shock value. And in todays world it seems like the more shock value you can bring to the table, the more popular you get to be...unless of course your shock value is in anyways offensive to Hollywood elitists and their 'clearly thinking for themselves' fans. That still doesn't mean one has talent-

And it obvious she's her fathers daughter. Neither one of them has an ounce of class of tact.

jalaz77 jalaz77

That is awesome and my hubby would do the same for any of our kids! Sarah is a comedian, name one comedian that isn't vulgar and sick, oh and honest, truth hurts people.

Virid... ViridianSoul

I don't like her at all, and I don't find her funny whatsoever. To each their own, I suppose.

Christina Ragusin

Jalaz77...name one? Brian Regan. Hilarious to the point of no return and doesn't swear or talk about race or sex or politics. Truth hurts.

Diane Greer

i agree, just crass and vulgar, no talent whatsoever

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