Comedian Dave Chappelle sparked controversy about antisemitism after commenting on Ye’s recent comments in his SNL monologue.
Both the Israeli and American versions highlight not only how growing up sucks, but how growing up particularly sucks right now.
Throughout the 20th century, Jews have always contributed to American popular music, from Irving Berlin to Carole King and beyond. But according to musician Joe Alterman, executive director of Neranenah Concert & Culture Series, the Jewishness of the music is defined by its story and not necessarily its melody. Part performance, part storytelling, Alterman, shares great American music with its fascinating Jewish stories woven in.
London-based comedian Rachel Creeger, cohost of the podcast, “Jew Talkin’ To Me?”, talks about growing up in a traditional home and listening to the men in the family tell jokes on Shabbat and how it feels to now be the only Orthodox Jewish woman on the British comedy circuit. Rachel is in conversation with Michael Krasny, retired public radio host of KQED Forum and the author of Let There Be Laughter: A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What It All Means.
Both Rachel and Michael are part of the Moment Symposium “What is Your Favorite Jewish Joke – And Why?”
When important baseball games fall on Shabbat or the High Holy Days, what’s a Jewish baseball player to do?