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Jon Stewart’s 18 Most Jewish Moments

Jon Stewart announced last night that after 16 years, he will be leaving Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. Born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, the news host/comedian has always infused a bit of Judaism into his satire. From the scathing to the self-deprecating, from the educational to the historical, Stewart has managed to reference his people in ways that make fellow Jews knowingly laugh with him, without ostracizing others. So in honor of Stewart’s storied career and his continued success in life, we’ve found 18 hilarious instances he honored, teased, and stood up for our people. L’chaim, Jon. L’chaim.

1) November 2, 2006 – Borat Sagdiyev

2) May 9, 2007 – Martyrdom Mouse

3) December 14, 2009 – Eight of Enough

4) February 2, 2010 – Story Hole, Children’s Cartoons from Hamas

5) March 17, 2010 – Daily/Colbert Passover Parade

6) March 23, 2011 – Thin Jew Line

7) June 13, 2011 – The Wangover Part II

8) September 22, 2011 – Halalifax

9) September 22, 2011 – West Bank Story

10) December 8, 2011 – The Matzorian Candidate

11) April 9, 2012 – Faith/Off Easter vs. Passover

12) December 12, 2012 – O Holy Fight, A Jewish Christmas Carol

13) February 26, 2013 – Crazy Stupid Dov, The War on Purim

14) March 25, 2013 – Barack Atah Adonai

15) December 3, 2013 – World War C, Happy Holidays

16) March 12, 2014 – Jason Bateman

17) January 19, 2015 – War of the Poses

18) The Best of Jon Stewart – A Salute to Jewish People

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