Friday, April 5, 2013
Last year we posted a funny video featuring comedian Danielle Jacobs in the role of a chassidic rabbi's wife talking about her extreme Passover cleaning. In it, she used an electric drill to remove kitchen components and the toilet for cleaning. It's one of a series of comedy caricatures in which the "rebbetzin" comments on Jewish holidays and other aspects of Jewish life.
Now she's back, in her high-pitched, grating voice, jogging on the beach in hot Miami in her black head covering and black modest clothes while talking rapidly about the challenges of observing Pesach without being sure if the bottled water is Kosher l'Pesach.
At the start of the video she is approached by a man who asks her where the casino is. Of course in her sheltered world casinos don't exist so she thinks he said Beis Hakisei (toilet). Toward the end of the video she faints from heat exhaustion and has to be revived. All through the video she references and seems to be talking to her daughter Chaneleh, who never appears on camera because she is supposedly filming the episode.
If you watch carefully, you'll see a black square appear to cover parts of sunbathers as the rebbetzin jogs past them. The video is chock full of Hebrew and Yiddish words and yeshivish expressions. Don't worry if you don't get all of them. One thing for sure -- this comedian knows her stuff and pulls off the parody, irritating as it may be, with professional aplomb.
Enjoy! Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem.
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