WATCH: Tovah Feldshuh and Patti LuPone Sing of Sad Jewish History by the Forward

WATCH: Tovah Feldshuh and Patti LuPone Sing of Sad Jewish History

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So I was late to Season 2 of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” but am up to speed and can safely say it’s must-see viewing for a Sisterhood reader, or anyone, for that matter. But if there’s one moment that a Sisterhood reader should consider basically assigned viewing, it’s the song, “Remember That We Suffered,” which features legend Patti LuPone as a rabbi. The song is perhaps best described as the “lachrymose conception of Jewish history” (a concept coined by the late scholar Salo Baron), but a show tune.

The song also features Tovah Feldshuh, aka Naomi Bunch, Rebecca’s mom. While I hope for many more seasons of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” I’d also like to put in a humble request, at some point, for a Naomi Bunch spinoff. Because that would be amazing.

Phoebe Maltz Bovy edits the Sisterhood, and can be reached at bovy@forward.com. Her book, The Perils of “Privilege”, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in March 2017.

WATCH: Tovah Feldshuh and Patti LuPone Sing of Sad Jewish History

WATCH: Tovah Feldshuh and Patti LuPone Sing of Sad Jewish History

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Phoebe Maltz Bovy

Phoebe Maltz Bovy is a former editor of the Sisterhood blog at the Forward. Her writing has appeared in several publications, including The New Republic and The Atlantic. Her book, “The Perils of ‘Privilege,’” was published by St. Martin’s Press in March 2017. She has a PhD in French and French Studies from New York University, and has read a lot of 19th century French Jewish newspapers for a 21st century American.

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