Shalom Life | July 03, 2015

Rabbi Sister of Comic Sarah Silverman Makes Pro-Obama Video

Susan Silverman Takes a Page Out of Her Sibling’s Playbook

By: David Shear

Published: October 19th, 2012 in Culture » Society » News

Rabbi Sister of Comic Sarah Silverman Makes Pro-Obama Video
The sister of American funny girl Sarah Silverman is temporarily stepping out of the shadow of her famous sibling to get into the family business of supporting US President Barack Obama in his bid for reelection.

Susan Silverman, Sarah’s sister and a reform rabbi who makes her home in Jerusalem with her husband and five little ones, decided to get into the movie business – albeit on a smaller scale than her famous sister – by throwing her own support behind Obama in his battle against Mitt Romney by appearing in a pro-Obama video.

Getting the sense that her fellow Members of the Tribe were not fully understanding Obama’s stance when it came to the Jewish State, Rabbi Silverman, spurred on by her sister’s encouragement and support, got ready for her close-up, and did the deed.

Susan’s pro-Obama video was released on October 18th.

Much of the video consists of various, average Israeli citizens discussing their thoughts on the incumbent, including, of course, what they see as Obama’s ongoing support for Israel and its people.

A short version of the ad will air in Florida on October 22nd and is obviously aimed at voters during Monday night’s debate in the southern State.

“I was really frustrated with the misinformation out there about Barack Obama and Israel. Frankly it was disgusting to me,” said Rabbi Susan Silverman. “The assumptions of his not being good for Israel, really, at its core, are fear-based. It’s the same craziness that fuels the ‘birther’ movement in the US. It was driving me crazy, so I just had to do something.”


Amy Winehouse was on the Brink of Making a Third Album Before She Died Amy Winehouse was on the Brink of Making a Third Album Before She Died TrendingIsraeli Artist Draws Obama, Clinton, & Other Politicians as Hipsters Israeli Artist Draws Obama, Clinton, & Other Politicians as Hipsters TrendingWalmart Makes ISIS Cake Walmart Makes ISIS Cake Trending
 

Spock Documentary Acquires Sufficient Funding

July 02, 2015 | By Daina Goldfinger
Spock Documentary Acquires Sufficient Funding

The film has reached funding of $600,000

Read More

North Carolina Man Waves Nazi Flag

July 02, 2015 | By Daina Goldfinger
North Carolina Man Waves Nazi Flag

The male does not see an issue with the swastika-labeled flag

Read More

Google Mistakenly Labels Black People as Gorillas

July 02, 2015 | By Daina Goldfinger
Google Mistakenly Labels Black People as Gorillas

The automatic image labeling service made an offensive mistake

Read More

Amy Winehouse was on the Brink of Making a Third Album Before She Died

July 02, 2015 | By Daina Goldfinger
Amy Winehouse was on the Brink of Making a Third Album Before She Died

The demos that Winehouse had recorded were destroyed by her producer

Read More

Israeli Rehabilitation Program Pairs Prisoners with the Disabled

July 01, 2015 | By Abigail Klein Leichman
Israeli Rehabilitation Program Pairs Prisoners with the Disabled

An award-winning program pairs Israeli prisoners with severely disabled residents of ALEH Negev, benefiting both partners and, ultimately, society

Read More

Israeli Artist Draws Obama, Clinton, & Other Politicians as Hipsters

July 01, 2015 | By Viva Sarah Press
Israeli Artist Draws Obama, Clinton, & Other Politicians as Hipsters

Amit Shimoni is the artist behind HIPSTORY and SHEPSTORY, depicting world leaders as hipsters

Read More

Hapoel Jerusalem Wins First Championship Game, Apparently Thanks to Their New Stadium

July 01, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
Hapoel Jerusalem Wins First Championship Game, Apparently Thanks to Their New Stadium

Team owner credits unlikely championship to building of brand new 10,000 seat arena

Read More

Study: Anti-Semitism is on the Decline in Europe

July 01, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
Study: Anti-Semitism is on the Decline in Europe

A new ADL poll finds anti-Semitism down among general populations, but on the rise among Western European Muslims

Read More

More Headlines