Friday, December 9, 2011
Fluent in Yiddish and Hebrew, Herschel Fox has appeared in countless night clubs, theatres and synagogues throughout the United States. He has shared the stage with artists such as Jan Peerce, Mickey Katz, and Molly Picon.
Primarily a cantor, having trained with Cantor David Koussevitzky and Sidor Belarsky, he has held positions in synagogues in Connecticut, New York, and California. Together with his wife Judy, who is the cantor in the Synagogue for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles (where Joseph Telushkin is the rabbi), they perform as the Fox Cantors.
But Herschel is also a stand-up comedian and loves to tell stories in Yinglish. Today we're sharing a video of his performance last year for the International Association of Yiddish Clubs (yes, there are 94 of them around the world).
In this video, Herschel shares his collection of funny Israeli personal want ads with the enthusiastic audience. Following the comedy video, we include a short sample of their singing as a duo. Enjoy!
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