Sunday, June 23, 2013

James Gandolfini: An Israeli Connection in a Funny Commercial

When we were saddened to hear about the untimely death last week of actor James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano in The Sopranos HBO series), the last thing we expected to hear among all of the tributes that came pouring in was a Jewish or Israeli connection.

Well, Tzvee's Talmudic Blog, a blog by Tzvee Zahavy that we follow regularly, found one and posted it on Thursday. Gandolfini was featured in an ad for the Israeli cablevision network called YES. The ad was a tongue-in-cheek commercial for saying YES to trying new ways to stay healthy, illustrated by mob activities such as shooting at a man's feet to make him dance, dumping a body off a bridge into the river, and other such scenes as you'd see in a crime movie.

The ad was created to encourage viewers to try new things, such as a two-month free trial of the YES cablevision service,

We'll miss you, James.

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