“The history of minstrelsy is not something familiar to many, if not most, Orthodox Jews. That’s unfortunate, but a fact.”
“I think there’s a rush to judgment that is unfair to him,” Lieberman told CNN.
“I personally would never ask for someone to be made up in a darker tone.”
Israel has a local Ethiopian community that includes actors and writers. Instead of hiring them, the country’s media-makers prefer to feature white actors wearing blackface.
Late night funnyman Jon Stewart couldn’t resist roasting Dov Hikind for his blackface Purim faux pas. But did Hikind do more damage than the yucks reflect?
A state assemblyman apologized on Monday for donning blackface and wearing an Afro wig at a party celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim, a costume that drew criticism from fellow lawmakers and the Anti-Defamation League bias monitoring group.
Orthodox Brooklyn politician Dov Hikind is under fire after dressing as a “black basketball player” for Purim.
Harlem is often thought of as a black neighborhood that was once Jewish. But for a time, it was shared by the two communities.
The first record by a classical artist to sell 1 million copies was ‘Carry Me Back to Old Virginny,’ sung by a Romanian Jewish soprano who knew bupkis about Virginia.
Hitler’s girlfriend apparently loved a film focused on the struggle to maintain Jewish tradition.