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Jtube: Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Baal Teshuva

Jtube: Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Baal Teshuva

What challenges have you had in your Jewish odyssey?

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Published: December 10, 2011

What challenges have you had in your Jewish odyssey?
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(25) F David, April 9, 2015 12:16 PM

Larry the Brave

First of all I am no blood relation to Mr. Larry David. That said, here goes. Larry David is a great talent. He makes fun of the human condition, not necessarily picking on nor making light of Judaism. In this particular scene Larry is NOT decrying Judaism, rather, the new convert's perceived (to Larry) over-reaction to keeping the Sabbath. (Not that the convert is wrong in re to the Sabbath, but the Lord tells man to do no work - not to avoid playing on Sabbath. If we enjoy playing with our pets or children on the Sabbath, are we breaking the 4th Commandment? Hardly.) Larry is an everyman, except for the fact that the character (and I understand Larry's pretty much the same way) has the guts to say the things which irritate him. Most men lack the backbone or the conviction to stand behind what they believe because they've bought the BS that we all must be loved. Boo hoo, where's the Kleenex?. Larry David backs up his convictions with words without regard to how the chips may fall. After all, what separates man from the animals but the ability to speak out? Why should any of us deny that gift? There's a lot of Larry David in all of us. However, Larry David is unbridled and is not squeamish nor embarrassed when it comes to behaving as a real man as the Lord intended. Right or wrong in our opinions doesn't matter. Having courage to voice our opinions does matter. Larry cuts through the niceties and goes straight to the heart of any matter. At the very least Larry David tells us what is going on his mind, and that is commendable as well as manly.

(24) Anonymous, May 20, 2014 8:34 PM

Rings true, but...

I guess you have to put the character in the context of the role he plays in the series.

Having said that I've been in similar situations - that is, with secular Jews close to me, who are incensed at my having become a Torah-observant Jew. They stop at nothing to bitterly ridicule. I can't help wondering if this role as a hater of things Jewish was tailor-made; his tirade was convincing and unfortunately not far from what I've experienced.

(23) Les, March 23, 2014 7:15 AM

Larry David self loathing Jew

He's a putz. Not only does he crate repulsive skits like this ( let's see hi ridicule religious Muslims ) he works overtime to elect far left Dems who are working no stop to destroy America and Israel.

(22) David, April 17, 2012 4:34 PM

walk the talk- observe shabbos

do a "kolfax"!

(21) Anonymous, April 2, 2012 6:22 PM

Too Far

Larry David (the actor, as oposed to the peson), goes too far in his disrespect for Judaisim, making fun of making a blessing on the wine and on a man dropping his yalmuka. Also he shows his selfish self (I know it is an act), by just caring about some amatuer golf game ! He includes alot of deameaning things about Jews, in his Curb Your Enthusiasim series !

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