Wednesday, October 15, 2014
On Sunday we posted the first part of a video of actress and comedian Danielle Jacobs in the role of accident-prone Rebbetzin Rivka Leah Zelwig, as she attempts to sukkah hop around her neighborhood.
We said it was funny, but some readers disagreed. That's understandable, because the funny part is not the introduction to the video that we posted, but the improv dialogue that the "rebbetzin" delivers while trying to explain some of the bizarre drawings and wall hangings in the sukkot that she visits.
So here is Rivka Leah in full satire mode, speaking in what to some readers will be a funny parody of speech patterns that they recognize as a blend of English, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Yeshivish (a dialect that is similar to Yiddish but that has unique qualities, some of which we discussed in one of our first blog posts.)
Enjoy, and have a happy Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah and Shabbat shalom. We'll be in shul and at a huge kiddush this weekend before returning to our regular mix of Jewish humor on Sunday.
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