Thursday, March 28, 2013
With the Passover Seder(s) behind us, we think we've all had enough of Pesach music videos, satire, and silliness. So while we're still enjoying more days of chametz-free cusine, we're moving ahead with our usual mix of jokes, humor, music, and funny happenings.
A few years ago, Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg of Baltimore's Congregation Beth Tfiloh won second place in the competition for Funniest Celebrity in Baltimore. We found a video of his performance and thought you'd like to see it.
It's not often that a prominent rabbi, in this case the spiritual leader of the largest Modern Orthodox congregation in the USA, delivers an eight minute long standup comedy set. Beth Tfiloh is also home to the day school whose "Don't Sit on the Afikomen" song we posted yesterday.
We can't promise that the jokes are new, because they never are. But it's fun to hear these old Jewish jokes retold with the zest and poise that only an accomplished speaker can deliver.
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)