Seinfeld: The Dentist

Besides the jokes, what are the best things about being Jewish?

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(20) hannah, June 28, 2011 4:29 AM

OMG!! i love Jerry Seinfeld

(19) Mendel Potok, August 17, 2010 5:38 PM

Sienfeld=Secular jewish faith

I love Seinfeld! It's sense of humor is so uniquely Jewish, and the dentist episode is incredibly funny/jewish. Love the show, keep it on the air forever!

(18) Dr. A, July 17, 2010 2:40 PM

Heh ?, Dr. Z

So then, Costanza is supposed to be a jewish name ?

(17) Dr. Z, March 16, 2009 7:55 PM

Seinfeld Rocks

funny episode. they're all jewish(jerry, george,and elaine) except for kramer(his first name is cosmo)

(16) Shira S., January 19, 2009 12:33 PM

Good old Seinfeld. Never gets old...

Ah, I've seen that episode, and it NEVER gets old! My favorite show!

(15) Gina, January 13, 2009 7:51 PM

In regards:

Debbie #13, Do you think our crime rate is so low because we are a minority? I wonder what Bernard Madoff would think, smarter crimes,Vat Den??maybe???

(14) ALAN, October 27, 2008 11:35 AM

UNIQUE SENSE OF HUMOR

OUR UNIQUE SENSE OF HUMOR HAS HELD US IN GOOD STEAD THROUGH BOTH THE GOOD AND THE BAD TIMES OF OUR LIVES...WITH FAMILY....FRIENDS....WITH POLITICS...AND ALMOST ANYTHING BARRING TRAGEDY...OUR CLEVER PERSPECTIVE/OUTLOOK IS PART OF WHAT SUSTAINS US AS A PEOPLE AND WHY FOR YEARS EVEN THOUGH A MINORITY A GREAT PERCENTAGE OF OUR FAMOUS COMEDIANS HAVE BEEN OF THE JEWISH FAITH.

(13) Debbie, July 3, 2008 8:46 AM

were people of class. were people of morals. were poeople of ethics, is the fact that crime rates rank lowest amongst us jews not proof enough?

(12) Madlyn, April 30, 2008 2:21 PM


We've got it all - humor, ethics, great holidays and caring people!

(11) Anonymous, April 7, 2008 4:55 PM

Love Them

I love the Jewish people, as Hashem loves me. Jewish jokes are clean, and hilarious. I am not Jewish, but I wish I get converted to Judaism soon.

(10) Pearl Plavin, April 1, 2008 8:47 AM

About being Jewish...

The best things about being Jewish are -everything! And, you will find within those Jewish jokes the elements of our truths and beliefs. In spite of all We have been through - We can still laugh at ourselves.

(9) Elisabeth, March 31, 2008 1:58 PM

Enjoying Seinfeld 100% over and over again

The best ethics and morality.
The ability to clearly distinguish good from bad. The legacy of so many Great Jewish people over the centuries to the whole world. If only they new!

(8) Low, March 28, 2008 1:56 PM

One of my favorite episodes, and I'm not even Jewish! (Smile.)

(7) sharona, March 27, 2008 5:25 PM

The knowledge of the purpose

To appreciate being Jewish and having the torah and mitzvos, it helps to understand the purpose of our obligation. Hashem wants us to believe and practice because it is for our own benefit and growth.
It's like when a parent gives rules because they know what's best for their children and what they need

(6) Dini Polichenco, March 26, 2008 4:50 PM

We get to serve G-d

G-d left us a list and said: "Here are a few things that you can do that would make Me really happy". It is like a king asking you to do a personal favor. How great is that!

(5) Rechie, March 25, 2008 8:52 PM

The best thing...

...is being the real thing, and doing the right thing...caring and thinking and doing and believing...being chosen and choosing...feeling the pain, and even making the jokes...doing all that it takes, and knowing it isn't up to us.
Oseh Shalom bimromav. Hu yaaseh Shalom alenu ve'al kol Yisrael. Amen.

(4) C, March 25, 2008 6:42 PM

ger sh'm'gerer - not convert, rather revert to state that was lost

bs"D

In Judaism, a 'convert' is not so, in the common sense of the word.
You do not convert to Judaism.
A ger is considered someone whose actual Jewish status was unrecognozed who is formally recognized as Jewish as such.
This is not the same as conversion.
Please note - and let Seinfeld's writers know.
Thank you.

(3) Anonymous, March 25, 2008 6:01 PM

converts

This also shows how difficult it is for a convert to be accepted into the community.

(2) A R, March 23, 2008 9:04 PM

judaism is 'yehudi'-for we accepted G-d's Torah!!

Hashem wants us to be happy and in a good mood to serve Him. Even a specail divine light can only be around a 'Happy' person. This is essentail and a fundamental part of 'Judaism'.
Jokes have a Talmud base to it, and was used by the great rabbis as a way of preparing the student's mind to understand the upcoming class.
It not only gives us a good laugh and a good mood, but, it draws our mind to focus.
I really enjoy your way of provoking thought questions and the lessons that can be brought from these videos!!!
Keep up the great work!!!!

(1) Rosen, March 22, 2008 10:57 PM

Judaism is life for Jews

Judaism is more than just humor - Judaism is life, which is best for us as Jews.

As for this Seinfeld episode, I liked the part where Jerry goes into the Church and says to the priest that Watley converting to Judaism "just for the jokes" doesn't offend him as a Jew, but as a comedian!

 

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