SNL’s Bar Mitvah Boy Returns to Explain Passover

I absolutely loved Vanessa Bayer‘s “Jacob the bar mitzvah boy” character the first time she popped up, so I’m thrilled that she made a repeat appearance on Saturday Night Live last weekend. Jacob appeared on Weekend Update to teach Seth – and the audience, presumably – about the meaning of Passover. Her impression of an [Read More...]

Hasidic Jews Are Not Happy About ‘Spider-Man’ Filming During Passover

Local leaders in the heavily Hasidic Jewish neighborhood of south Williamsburg, Brooklyn (full disclosure: I lived there until about two months ago) are not happy about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 filming in their ‘hood. But they’re not complaining about the movie or its stars. Their problem is that the shoot, which would involve closing off [Read More...]

When Queen (the Band, Not the Person) Met Passover

Passover is coming up, which means two things: one, no carbs, and two, cheesy Passover-themed videos. This clip of a Passover-themed “Bohemian Rhapsody” is, as you may have guessed, one of the latter. [Read more...]


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