Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Comedian Modi Rosenfeld Gets His Mayoral Proclamation and Day in New York


We've been following the career and shtick of comedian Modi Rosenfeld ever since we started Jewish Humor Central in 2009. Whether it's his standup comedy or clever skits and short films, he always leaves us laughing.

In June Modi was honored by the city of New York with a proclamation naming June 26, 2018 as Mordechai (Modi) Rosenfeld Day. 

As Sandy Eller wrote in Vos Iz Neias,
Amid a strictly kosher barbeque featuring hamburgers, vegetarian burgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, salads, pickles, wine, beer, watermelon, brownies and blue and white cookies in tribute to the State of Israel, guests gathered on the mayoral residence’s rear lawn, enjoying a perfect summer evening with magnificent river views.

Mayor de Blasio and his wife Chirlaine McCray continued their annual tradition of sprinkling their speeches with a smattering of Hebrew words and discussing “tikun olam,” with the mayor speaking out, as in previous years, against BDS while McCray discussed mental health issues.

Describing Israel as New York City’s “sixth borough,” de Blasio introduced Israeli Consul General Dani Dayan, who spoke briefly, and also presented a proclamation to the evening’s honoree, actor, comedian and cantor Mordechai Rosenfeld, better known by his stage name, Modi.
In accepting the proclamation, Modi didn't disappoint the guests. He delivered a short, funny commentary which you can watch below.

Enjoy!

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