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Alex Edelman is making a Christmas movie ?

On That Jewish News Show, the comedian shares his views on Judaism and his big plans after ‘Just for Us’ wraps on Broadway

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“Comedian Alex Edelman is making a Christmas movie – and hoping to meet Louis Farrakhan”
July 19, 2023

On the July 19, 2023, episode of That Jewish News Show, Laura E. Adkins and Benyamin Cohen of the Forward discuss RFK Jr.’s antisemitic comments about COVID-19, President of Israel Isaac Herzog’s speech in Congress, and Barbie/Oppenheimer (Barbenheimer?) Shabbat. They are joined by Alex Edelman, star of Broadway’s Just for Us, to discuss his show, comedy and life.

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News of the Week: 

RFK Jr.’s antisemitic remarks

RFK Jr. said COVID-19 was targeted to spare ‘Ashkenazi Jews.’ One rabbi came to his defense” by Jacob Kornbluh in the Forward

We need to talk about RFK Jr.’s antisemitic conspiracy mongering” by Aviya Kushner in the Forward

Kerry Kennedy’s tweet about her brother

History shows that epidemics can carry dangerous side effects for Jews: deadly anti-Semitism” by Henry Abramson in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Members of Congress skipping Bougie Herzog’s speech: 

Why are Israel supporters so worried about a tiny boycott of Israeli president’s speech to Congress?” by Jacob Kornbluh in the Forward

Bernie Sanders boycotted President Herzog’s speech to protest Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians” by Jacob Kornbluh in the Forward

Barbenheimer Shabbat

Is Barbie Jewish? The complex Jewish history of the doll, explained” by Shira Li Bartov in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Interview with Alex Edelman:

Just for Us” is on Broadway until Aug. 19.

Alex and his mailing list can be found on his website.


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