Thursday, October 30, 2014
Actor/Comedian Jack Black was interviewed on the Conan O'Brien show a couple of years ago and told the story of how he wanted to get his children into Hebrew school.
Black was born a Jew and is married to a Jew. He considers himself an atheist. He and his wife hadn't been to a synagogue in years, but felt pressure to put on a good show at the school interview. So he referenced his wife's grandfather's Haggadah and sang Had Gadya while the other parents rolled their eyes.
Black then launched into a description of Had Gadya as the original heavy metal song because it's all about the chain of life.
We don't know whether or not his kids did go to Hebrew school, but his Wikipedia entry says that he has started going to synagogue with them.
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