Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hava Nagila Meets Jingle Bells in "Mendel's Tree" - A Short Comedy Film From Australia


We hope you enjoyed the long month of holidays from Rosh Hashanah through Sukkot as much as we did. Now we're back in a holiday-free zone until Thanksgivukkah arrives at the end of November. So today Jewish Humor Central returns with something completely different.

Mendel is an Orthodox Jew living in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife and baby in a small apartment. But he has a secret that he has kept from his parents. Now he gets a call from his mother telling him that they're on their way to visit him from Israel and they're in a taxi about 30 minutes away.

So what's the problem? Mendel's secret is that he loves Christmas, its decorations, and its music. How can he possibly explain this aberration to his mom? He has to get rid of the Christmas tree in his living room. And right away. But how?

This short film from Australia highlights Mendel's dilemma and the actions he and his wife take to deal with it. Are they successful? Watch the film and find out.

Enjoy!

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