Jtube: Real Time with Bill Maher

What makes someone "seem Jewish"?

What makes someone "seem Jewish"?

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Comments (4)

(4) Beverly Margolis-Kurtin, December 5, 2014 12:56 AM

Roses are reddish

Roses are reddish,
Violets are bluish.
If it wasn't for Christmas
We'd ALL be Jewish.

There seems to be a rhythm that Jewish comedians have that non-Jewish comics don't have, so when non-Jewish folks have that same rhythm, people THINK that they are Jewish. That, of course, is just conjecture on my part, but hey, what're you going to do, sue me?
OTOH, there COULD be Jewish blood somewhere in their genes. Is humor genetic? Who knows?
Humor is sometimes the best defense against angry people. I had to learn humor the hard way as the only Jewish kid just after the end of WWII, in fact, I started elementary school the same week that the Japanese surrendered!
It was bad enough that I had killed their god a couple of thousand years ago (pretty good time traveler, eh/) but some of the mothers had told them that their fathers had died to save Jews. Why they told them that lie I will never know, but I got the short end of a very long stick, so I had to develop my sense of humor quickly.
It worked! Today at 70 I still use humor to sooth some savage beasts, I can't help it, I'm JEWISH!

(3) Anonymous, December 2, 2014 8:32 PM

Variety is truly the spice of life and learning.

THE INTENSITY AND LEVEL OF PUBLIC DEVOTION IN PRE-TV (LEADERSHIP-NEEDED) LIFE STYLES CAUSED AN ODD EMPHASIS IN ORTHODOXY IN ALL FAITHS. AS AN EXAMPLE, WATCH THE 200 YEAR OLD MIND-SET OF PRESENT DAY EXTREMIST ISLAM AND CERTAINLY THEIR STRANGE FUNCTIONING OF THE TYPE OF VISION OF SELF AS A MUSLIM. DECAPITATION IS BUT A SLIVER OF THE TOTAL DEGREE OF SELF-MUTILATION.

(2) elaine, December 2, 2014 8:10 PM

I have heard that Bill Maher had a Jewish mother

and a Catholic father.......He can get Israeli citizenship.

(1) Anonymous, December 1, 2014 2:01 PM

Bill Maher says he isn't Jewish because he was raised Catholic, but he neglects to mention that his mother is (was) Jewish. He himself admitted this when he asked her why she didn't attend church with his father, and she told him she was Jewish. But according to the Jewish religion, if your mother is Jewish, then you are Jewish, whether you acknowledge it or not.

 

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