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 awkward, dorky bar mitzvah kid is actually so perfect that I break out in hives while watching her. … [Read more...]

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

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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 several neighborhood streets, is scheduled to take place during Passover."Now is the busiest time of year, when not only are the families home, but … [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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