WATCH: Homeland star Mandy Patinkin blows the shofar for Earth Day 2020 by the Forward

WATCH: Homeland star Mandy Patinkin blows the shofar for Earth Day 2020

Image by Karen Leon

Hot off Twitter trending, “Homeland” star Mandy Patinkin is using his platform — and his considerable lung capacity — to raise awareness about climate change this Earth Day.

As part of Hazon’s #SoundTheCall campaign, Patinkin blew his shofar alongside his wife, Kathryn Grody. He was one of many who joined Hazon, the largest faith-based environmental organization in North America, in raising alarm and leading the charge of teshuva under the hashtag.

Like so many things these days, the ram horn blasts were organized via Zoom, with 700 organizations and individuals signed on for what likely makes the Guiness books for most shofars sounded at once in different locations. Because social distancing.

Patinkin’s contribution has accompaniment from his dog Becky. If you weren’t already charmed by the star of Broadway, film and TV — and why wouldn’t you be — this may have you convinced of his menschiness.

As that kid from John Mulaney’s “Sack Lunch Bunch” said, “That’s our Mandy.” Let’s repair the world by following his example.

PJ Grisar is the Forward’s culture fellow. He can be reached at

WATCH: Mandy Patinkin blows the shofar for Earth Day


Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

WATCH: Homeland star Mandy Patinkin blows the shofar for Earth Day 2020

Thank you!

This article has been sent!