Join us for night full of controversial humor à la Rivers, honoring the sharp tongue that left a lasting impression on American comedy.
Like many people of a certain age, Judy Gold grew up on television sitcoms. They proved to be a tremendous influence, providing a moral compass on issues such as racism (All in the Family), poverty (Good Times), single motherhood (One Day at a Time), homosexuality (Three’s Company), and unmarried professional womanhood (The Mary Tyler Moore Show).
At Hanukkah time, Judah and the Maccabees get top billing. Often left out of the narratives passed down from one generation to the next is the story of Judith, who is said to have killed an enemy general and, ultimately, to have led the Israelites to victory.
The Sisterhood blog is one forum in which Jewish women of different ages, denominations and political ideologies can debate issues of communal importance. “The Salon,” produced by The Jewish Channel and hosted by Forward editor Jane Eisner with media critic Rachel Sklar, is another. In this newly available episode, the panel — made up of comedian Judy Gold, filmmaker Lacey Schwartz and Nancy Falchuk, Hadassah’s national president — takes on Sarah Palin’s unpopularity among Jewish women, Israeli breast cancer advocates’ exclusion from a recent international cancer summit and the implications of supermodels strutting their stuff on behalf of Jewish organizations, among other topics. Watch the promo here, then tune into The Jewish Channel for the episode in full: