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March 23, 2014
April 18, 2014 10:12 PM
I hope this was all tongue in cheek. It's hard to conceive that in this day and age an individual as seemingly bright and well-traveled as Jason Bateman can be so ignorant about Passover.
April 14, 2014 11:31 PM
This was supposed to be funny?
One of the least humorous pieces of self-deprecation I've seen in a long time.
April 7, 2014 5:57 PM
Jason, give me a break!!!!
March 27, 2014 4:59 PM
Jason Batemen went to his first seder - and unlike a child, who would ask what are all these strange foods (the seder, is after all, intended to evoke questions!) - he did the 'adult thing', I suppose, to try to make some sense out if it.I'm sure the story was solely for comic effect - it's very hard to conceive considering food as game pieces, or matzah as bread... cracker maybe..
March 26, 2014 7:27 PM
I'm Jewish. I loved it.It was cute, light-hearted, and made me smile!!!TYMAKE A GREAT DAY!!!
March 26, 2014 5:45 PM
I thought Jason Bateman (whoever he is) sounded incredibly stupid and disrespectful.
April 2, 2014 6:29 AM
That's because you have no sense if humor and you take yourself too seriously. Very unfortunate. Lighten up.
March 26, 2014 2:01 PM
Funny at one level, not at another
Imagine a Jewish guest saying the same things about Christian symbols or ritual objects. Recently while on a treadmill at the gym I saw a daytime cooking show. The chef was making a taco out of a sheet of crisp bacon and stuffing it with shellfish. A cast member joked, "My nomination for best Kosher meal." How imaginative. My thought was, what if the cast member said on national television, "My nomination for a halal meal." Ask Salmon Rushdie. Cultural jokes can be funny, but they can easily cross the line to disrespect and worse. Maybe we're too tolerant.
March 26, 2014 1:57 PM
That had me laughing out loud! I'm gonna have to keep watchingon Aish for more funny stuff.
March 26, 2014 1:34 AM
This is a reflection of people who sadly don't understand what Jewish holidays or anything Jewish are really all about. May they merit to have the opportunity to learn about the joy of Judaism and come to appreciate the significance of its traditions.
March 26, 2014 9:58 AM
I cannot agree more
as a non-Jewish woman, I totally agree with you.
March 27, 2014 10:33 AM
ignorant and he could care less
I agree - it is so sad. An average Irish American, Italian American, etc. knows something about his heritage and is proud of it. This guy knows nothing of the incredible beauty and depth of the Torah, and he could care less. It reminds me of a story about one of the spiritual leaders of the intifada who was in jail but proclaims that he had decided that there was no point to continue the struggle, since he assumed the Jews are pretty much set put in Israel. Then he noticed a jail guard eating bread on Pesach and asked him why, to which the guard replied, "those are laws from the past, not today". The prisoner said to himself that a nation with no respect for its past - has no future, and he began to embark on re-igniting the intifada with new fervor.
March 26, 2014 1:25 AM
Jon Stewart's kids aren't Jewish
Too bad Stewart's youngest child at the seder isn't Jewish, maybe he should figure out his Jewishness before using it as material for his show.
Dena - Jerusalem,
March 25, 2014 6:11 PM
simcha - haponess- of lthe Jewish holidays
What do you mean, if it was" a happy holiday it's not Jewish?"What about Succos, Simchas Torah, Chanukah, Purim, Pesach, and Shavous, where we rejoice over having received the Torah? What about Tu B'shvat and Lag B'Omer? Even Rosh Hashanah with all it's seriousness, has a deep joy to it, as we crown the King of Kings as our King.Yom Kippur - filled with holiness, awe and fear, perhaps, but even on Yom Kippur the knowledge that we are getting rid of our sins, and that H-shem in His infinite goodness is so kind to forgive us, and give us a new start, that knowledge should fill us with happiness.Tisha b'av and the other fast days are sad. May Moshiach come soon and turn them to joy.
March 25, 2014 5:29 PM
I was laughing hysterically, this made my day! Along with Jon Stewart I was cracking up when he said they brought him bread. What a wonderful and fun video. Thank you for posting!
March 25, 2014 4:55 PM
What on earth was Jon Stewart laughing at?
The guest didn't say or do anything funny. Yet Stewart laughed like an idiot.
March 24, 2014 4:04 PM
The Diamond in my Pocket
the honest cluelessness of the requisite 'goy', is not meant to be offensive. i would love to see a comedy short of a jew sitting in a catholic mass!! ..."and now we get down on our knees again"? help!! i'm dizzy!! "Hallelluyah" ..., again? That wafer the cone-head guy gave me looked like a tiddly-wink or a extra chip for my poker game ...? i think discovery is good; & honest laughs are part of it!! Stewart is reacting to years of having been told by the establishment that he must work on the shabbos to be a true success at his job. he's on his own path of recovery.
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