Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Comedy Classic: Mel Brooks on Why We Have Only Ten Commandments


The holiday of Shavuot, which commemorates God's giving of the Torah to the Israelites on Mount Sinai, starts this Saturday night right after the end of Shabbat. It's not easy to find jokes and funny material about Shavuot, unlike the large collection of funny stuff about all the other Jewish holidays, so we're glad that we have inspired comedians like Mel Brooks to fill the gap.

We've long been fans of Brooks' Jewish-influenced comedy, especially in his films. One of our favorites is History of the World - Part 1. In this classic scene, Brooks, acting in the role of Moses, gives us his explanation of how we ended up with only ten commandments. Enjoy!

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