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By Rabbi Lawrence Hajioff
Aish Hatorah Resources 

Jewish comedians and splitting the sea

 

April 29, 2022



A surprising answer to why so many Jews become comedians.

When Robin Williams, arguably one of the greatest comedians died, some people gave him an interesting title: “honorary Jew.” Why the Jew label? Couldn’t he have been left as a brilliantly comedic non-Jew?

Well if you look back at most of the great comedians from the previous generation, they were predominantly Jewish. This is a group it seems some people badly wanted him to be part of. Here is a short list of some Jewish comedians, with their real names: Jack Benny (Benjamin Kubelsky), Mel Brooks (Melvyn Kaminsky), Milton Berle...



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