Sarah Silverman: ‘A Jewish Prophetess’!

To prove, I’m not an antisemite, I dedicate this post to two pro-Israel Jewish sisters; the notorious American comedian Sarah Silverman and not so notorious, her Jerusalem-based sister, Rabbi Susan Silverman.

Rabbi Susan Silverman belongs to Reformed Judaism. She is member of the so-called the “Women of the Wall” movement in Israel. The group has been protesting against being not allowed to pray at the Holy Wailing Wall near Islam’s third sacred mosque, the Al-Aqsa Mosque. She was one of the ten women detained by the Jewish police for praying at the so-called Wailing Wall. Susan also has the honor to be among the “2013 – Top 50 American Jews” including Pope Francis.

In May 2010, Rabbi Susan Silverman in an interview with Israeli daily Ha’aretz, compared her younger sister, American comedian, Sarah Silverman, being a “Jewish prophetess”.

The truth is, I really think of Sarah – you might laugh, but I’m actually not joking – as like a biblical prophet, Sarah is really calling out the ills of the society. She is saying: I’m not interested in your rituals, in what you pray and what you say. I’m interested in the fact that we live in this really racist society, that we live in this really violent world. She is interested in the (same) things that G-d actually is interested in,” Susan told Raphael Ahren.

In March 2013, during an interview with Jian Ghomeshi at CBC Radio’s Q, Rabbi Susan Silverman called her comedian sister “prophetic”.

The difference between me and my sister is that she is way more prophetic than I will ever be. She’s in the line of the prophets in a way I could never hope to be. Her insights into society, and naming what we need to understand as a society, is truly in the line of the prophets,” she said.

Rabbi Susan Silverman repeated the same claim about her sister Sarah during her recent interview with Israeli daily, Yediot Achronot, published under the heading, ‘Sister of the Prophetess’.

The four Silverman sisters (Laura, Susan, Jodyne and Sarah), were born and raised in New Hampshire, are in constant contact. Sarah 43, the youngest, visited Rabbi Susan, who lives with husband and five children in an apartment in Jerusalem’s German Colony only once. Sarah performed a stand-up comedy show in Tel Aviv in June 2011, and joked about making love with the Zionist president and war criminal, Shimon Peres.

Sarah Silverman, who is an ardent admirer of Barack Obama, told her Israeli audience that she always wanted to visit Israel, but was afraid to get “blown up”.

Americans are familiar with comedian Sarah Silverman’s anti-Christ jokes and her claim that she was “raped” in the past. While she makes fun of Jesus and Christians – she did not have problem dating a Christian, Jimmy Kimmel for seven years. Kimmel dumped her in March 2009 for one of his writers, Molly McNearney, whom he married in July 2013. Watch a video of Sarah’s anti-Christ rant below.

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2 responses to “Sarah Silverman: ‘A Jewish Prophetess’!

  1. Finally! It was about time you dedicated space to those who embody the quintessential American culture we all enjoy today. Although I have long admired Sarah Silverman, I don’t think of her as a prophetess but rather as a chronicler of her time.

  2. Actors of fully Jewish background: Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julian Morris, Adam Brody, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Gabriel Macht, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Lisa Kudrow, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal Gadot, Debra Messing, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Shiri Appleby, Justin Bartha, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Margarita Levieva, Elizabeth Berkley, Halston Sage, Seth Gabel, Corey Stoll, Mia Kirshner, Alden Ehrenreich, Eric Balfour, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy.

    Andrew Garfield and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are Jewish, too (though I don’t know if both of their parents are).

    Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave Franco, James Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix, Emmy Rossum, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Connelly, Sofia Black D’Elia, Nora Arnezeder, Goldie Hawn, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Peet, Eric Dane, Jeremy Jordan, Joel Kinnaman, Ben Barnes, Patricia Arquette, Kyra Sedgwick, Dave Annable, Ryan Potter.

    Actors with Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers, who themselves were either raised as Jews and/or identify as Jews: Ezra Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Davalos, Nat Wolff, Nicola Peltz, James Maslow, Josh Bowman, Winona Ryder, Michael Douglas, Ben Foster, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nikki Reed, Zac Efron, Jonathan Keltz, Paul Newman.

    Oh, and Ansel Elgort’s father is Jewish, though I don’t know how Ansel was raised. Robert Downey, Jr. and Sean Penn were also born to Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers. Armie Hammer and Chris Pine are part Jewish.

    Actors with one Jewish-born parent and one parent who converted to Judaism: Dianna Agron, Sara Paxton (whose father converted, not her mother), Alicia Silverstone, Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

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