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I don't know if I should be flattered or insulted ... For many years I've been told that we look alike. Also for many years I've been told that we sound alike. I do know we are both funny ... but she...

 

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I feel heartsick ... Don't forget... I write this column almost two weeks in advance of your reading it. So... it is January 1st and I just watched "Fiddler On The Roof" for the third time. It was...

 

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What a shock! (A good one.) ... I love to watch Jeopardy!, the television game show. It is my 7 p.m. "go to" show. For the past several weeks there has been one person winning each time. She is...

 

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More Jewish super-talents ... ADAM SANDLER is a talented actor-comedian who has starred on television and in many movies. He, of course, is Jewish and born in Brooklyn like me! His ancestry is...

 

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I know I've said this before, but WHAT TALENT! ... An EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony ) winner (and well deserved! ) I refer to singer, actress, etc. BARBRA STREISAND, from Brooklyn like me, a...

 

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Maybe we should change the name to un-American Airlines ... Before I write about celebrities, I must comment on this ... A story I just heard over the television news: An elderly orthodox Jewish...

 

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What a talented people we are ... I am writing this column in advance as usual. It is actually the first night of Chanukah. I made matzo ball soup, latkes, fried chicken ... all with NO calories! We...

 

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You know I write weeks in advance ... Actually, as I write, Thanksgiving hasn't begun yet. I will be phoning my eldest son, DAVID, who is a Navy commander, and his wife, JOLENE, and I will be...

 

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Who knew? Of course I did ... First of all, author Daniel Keyes (born Daniel Korzenstein) was my first cousin. His mom, my aunt Betty, and my mom, Sally, were sisters. Danny's little sister, GAIL, and...

 

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Who knew?... In all my 48 years did I ever know that Emma Lazarus, the lady who wrote the verse on the Statue Of Liberty, was Jewish? (Okay... shut up about my age!) Emma Lazarus was an American...

 

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You've Got To Be Kidding ... Famous actor, SEAN PENN had a Jewish father, the son of emigrants from the Russian Empire. Sean's mom was not Jewish but he was raised in a secular home in Malibu,...

 

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Surprise! Surprise!... I never knew that GERALDO RIVERA was raised Jewish. Did you? This is a complete surprise to me! He is a well-known American journalist, attorney, author, political commentator...

 

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How thrilled I am ... Sure, sure, at my age anything would thrill me, right? WRONG! It has to be something very special ... and it was! The other evening on the KELLY CLARKSON television show, her...

 

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My past is catching up ... Okay. This is a test. I will be able to tell how old you are by the fact that you remember this entertainer ... David Daniel Kaminsky. (You knew him as Danny Kaye, beloved...

 

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More surprises ... Of course I've heard of WILLIAM SHATNER, but I never knew he was Jewish. Shatner was born in Montreal, Canada (like my mom). His grandparents were Jewish immigrants from present...

 

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Wow! A favorite of mine ... One of my sons, a marketing manager, recently worked in New York City for a weekend. He met some very famous people and one of them was a favorite of mine, LARRY DAVID, who...

 

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How could we ever forget?... I’m sure (at least I hope) we will never forget what happened to our country on September 11th, especially to my beloved New York City. I refer to the World Trade Center, of course. (Since I write this column about 2...

 

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Surprise! Surprise!... Did you know that Golden Globe, Prime Time Emmy and an Academy Award... all for best actress, were earned by fabulous actress HELEN HUNT? Did you also know that her paternal...

 

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I watch this show regularly… And I’m not ashamed to admit it! I’m talking about the Maury Povich show on television. I love watching it although everyone I know says “it’s beneath them.” I also enjoy watching “Hoarders.” Maybe...

 

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I truly love New York City … I was born in Brooklyn, one of the five boroughs of New York City … you know, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. And, I grew up there. (That...

 

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Too many to list at one time ... I'm talking about famous Jewish entertainers like Billy Crystal and Zac Efron. Also, Natalie Portman (oh wait! You knew she was born in Israel.) How about "Saturday Night Live's" MAYA RUDOLPH. (I never even...

 

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Eretz Israel ... Oops ... How did I miss writing about May 14 1948? YEAH! Israel is officially a state! Have you ever been to Israel? I have! It is our PROMISED LAND, YES! I left my heart there ......

 

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More Famous Jews ... JAY SCOTT GREENSPAN is an American actor who became famous with JERRY SEINFELD on his long running TV show, "Seinfeld." Oh yes! You would know him as Jason Alexander who played...

 

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Some sad news ... Comedian Jackie Mason died. He was in his early 90s. Jackie Mason was born Yacov Moshe Hakohen Maza on June 9, 1928, (according to 1940 NYC census), in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the...

 

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More famous Jews... Comic Lenny Bruce once said "To me, if you live in New York City or any other big city, you are Jewish. It doesn't matter, even if you're Catholic, if you live in New York City...

 

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