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Jtube: Jimmy Kimmel: The Chanukorn

Jtube: Jimmy Kimmel: The Chanukorn

Should we laugh or cry? Are we losing the true meaning of Chanukah?

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Should we laugh or cry? Are we losing the true meaning of Chanukah?
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Visitor Comments: 7

(6) Dvirah, December 28, 2016 8:27 PM

Very American...And Stupid

I found this in poor taste. It shows only how shallow the common understanding of Judaism is in the US.

(5) Ra'anan, December 27, 2016 4:24 PM

Israeli Jewish Portrayals...

are so much more dignified than than American Jewish actors cramming every Yiddish word, relevant or not, into a sentence as an attempt to show off their watered-down Jewish identity.

(4) Moysha Pipik, December 27, 2016 3:57 PM

Oy it makes my sides split

Ok maybe it makes my lips split and not my sides. Since when is it not allowed for Jews to be funny? I thought the skit was "InSync" with Chanukah.

By the way did you realize that Chanukah is on the 25th of the Jewish month? Which came first , the menorah or the sled?

BTW Oj Simpson...still not a jew.

(3) Sima, December 27, 2016 2:07 PM

It was fraylach

I had no problem with bit. It portrays Hannukah and Jews as fun and joyous. Silly? Sure...but it was several minutes dedicated to the the mention of our holiday. Perhaps more such spots would persuade major stars like Natalie Portman and Neil Diamond from telling the world that Jews really always wanted a Christmas tree or to celebrate with a new Christmas album.

(2) deena, December 26, 2016 7:10 PM

I thought it was funny

Seriously misguided. Check.
Totally missing the point. Check.
Very funny. Check.
Jimmy Kimmel's point is to get laughs. Was it religiously offensive? I don't think so.

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