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Jtube: Jack Black on Conan

Jtube: Jack Black on Conan

Why should we send our kids to Jewish school?

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Published: May 6, 2012

Why should we send our kids to Jewish school?

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Visitor Comments: 13

(13) steven pudell, December 25, 2012 3:39 AM

Not an Atypical Story

1. Jack of course mispronounces words -- but ask yeshiva kids who bentch by heart to say each word - and often youll be astounded. 2. It may have been an orthodox school or a community school -- not that for these purposes does it matte. 3. I think that Jack's memories are typical of guys his (and my) age. We were both born in 1969. We went to Hebrew school. Not all that assimilated (although his father was a convert). Not all that negative. However, many of the kids I grew up with married non jewish spouses because it was just not that looked down upon by the time they married in the late 90s or early 2000s

(12) Aliza, May 31, 2012 12:36 PM

hope he did send them

There are lots of stories of kids of non-observant parents being sent to Jewish day school and bringing their families along for the ride - to light Shabbat candles, keep kosher, etc. Baby steps. Maybe it will happen with the Blacks, maybe not, but at least they're exploring it. I had to giggle, though, at "Chad Gad YaD" :) But Jack's remembering seders as a kid was sweet.

(11) Anonymous, May 30, 2012 12:34 AM

the mlack hamuves killed the butcher every1 knows that!

(10) Anonymous, May 14, 2012 1:32 PM

rgavert@primus.ca

We all have to start somewhere Maybe Jack was so mesmerized by the angel of death that he never got to the last verse: And the Holy One Blessed is He came and slaughtered the Angel of Death . Jack Black is on Jewlarious and in the latest Muppet Movie, his pintale yid can't be buried too deep!

(9) Pascale, May 13, 2012 6:21 AM

Kol ha kavod

I am overjoyed at this interview! Thank you Aish.and congratulation to Jack for having such an open mind, and going back to basics. This is a message to all of us Jewish parents and children, live out the mistvot with joy and love, put yourself into it even if it is only one mistva, you have no idea what it's cosmic effect will be. That simple song that Chazal decided to include in the Hagada shel Pesah might just be Jack's ticket home....and kol ha kavod to him and his family for marrying a bat Israel, may Jack be an example and a light to all, may we learn to see with the heart and not the eyes, and may we he be zoche to reap hiciste nachos from his children and family!

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