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Israelis Get a Good Laugh (Care of a Catholic)

The well-known Rabbi Joseph Telushkin once remarked that the Jewish people laugh “in order not to cry.” Well, for fans of American comedy in Israel, there was certainly a good reason not to cry this Easter season.

Comedy Central and late-night TV regular, Jim Gaffigan, a practicing Catholic, surprised fans when he performed two impromptu shows in Israel, while visiting the Holy Land for Easter with his family.

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Israelis Get a Good Laugh (Care of a Catholic)

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