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Jtube: The Tonight Show: Muhammad Ali, the Hasid

Jtube: The Tonight Show: Muhammad Ali, the Hasid

Why aren't there more famous Jewish athletes?


Why aren't there more famous Jewish athletes?

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Visitor Comments: 10

(6) Miriam, January 14, 2013 1:12 AM

2 reasons: 1- we dont have time. We devote most of our day to prayers, learning, taking care of our family and doing hesed for others. At the end of the day, we value good deeds over medals for the "fastest" or "quickest". 2- Jews as a whole are more intellectual. Each nation was given an area of expertise. Jews have the gift of brains (As a whole). Other nations such as Africans have incredible physical ability. Greeks had the gift of beauty etc... therefore, there are many Jewish names with PhDs and Nobel Peace Prizes, but not very many in the world of sports.

(5) henry Ballon, January 10, 2013 7:08 PM

Performers in the sketch

In the expanded clip on Youtube, Rob Reiner introduces Harry Shearer and Billy Crystal as the actual performers in the sketch.

(4) Shirl Solomon, January 8, 2013 5:08 PM

This is funny and very clever. The players are delightful and have great timing. Who wrote the brilliant dialog?

(3) Steve Berr, January 7, 2013 9:07 PM

There is a bit of emess here

Ali's grandson, Jacob Wertheimer, was (takeh) called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah in April of 2012 at Rodeph Shalom in Philadlephia. Ali attended, and according to his daughter-in-law was interested and followed along with the service.

(2) Anonymous, January 7, 2013 6:58 PM

God Bless Billy Crystal and whoever's playing Tom Synder?

SO Clever!

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