Thursday, September 28, 2017

Throwback Thursday Yom Kippur Special: Final Scene of "The Jazz Singer" with Neil Diamond


With this Throwback Thursday coming one day before the Yom Kippur Kol Nidrei service, we're going back 37 years, not for the usual comedy skit, but for the emotional scene toward the end of the 1980 film The Jazz Singer.

In this clip, Neil Diamond as young cantor Yussel Rabinovich who has taken the stage name of Jess Robin, returns to the synagogue of his ailing cantor father (played by Sir Laurence Olivier) and sings Kol Nidrei, leading to a reconciliation.

Enjoy!

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2 comments:

  1. it was still tragic: his kids arent jews. i dont recall but i think his wife was not jewish right? this was al jolson right? or was it eddie cantor? i dont remember anymore.
    my main goal in life was to have jewish grandkids and thank god all my children married jews and are living jewish lives and all grandkids being raised orthodox. sorry to be so narrow minded, but i mourn every intermarriage. i am passionate that my children and grand kids love being jewish. and want to continue to be jewish and have their own jewish grandchildren someday.

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