Friday, June 22, 2018

Kommon Kiruv Kwestions: A Guide to Hosting Guests on Shabbat


First of all, let's understand that today's video is parody, spoof, satire. If you can tolerate it, there is a payoff at the end. This is one in a series of sketches aimed at sharing the Shabbat experience with guests who don't observe Shabbat regularly.

It's an exaggerated case of kiruv, a word that signifies outreach, usually from the Orthodox Jewish perspective. In this sketch the MC is standup comedian Modi Rosenfeld, who introduces the "annoyingly friendly host" Kloynimus Kakelstein.

It's in the format of a TV game show, with the contestants asked to answer the question "What do I say if my guest asks me why we make a blessing on two loaves of challah? You'll recognize one of the contestants as Menashe Lustig, the chassidic actor-comedian who recently starred in the acclaimed film Menashe.

Enjoy, and Shabbat shalom!

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