Celebrity Passover Musings: The Good, The Bad and The Stupid

You can decide which is which.

levar burtonHappy Passover to all of my people of the Tribe…

– Actor LeVar Burton, who I don’t think is Jewish, but does have a bubbie

Brent SpinerPlanning on spending the evening in search of that damned elusive afikomen.

– Fellow Star trek actor and confirmed Jew Brent “Data” Spiner, who also seems to have a thing for bitter herbs

Nicole RichieOnly in LA am I the minority because I don’t have passover dinner tonight

Nicole Richie, who has apparently never been to Israel. Or New York.

Conan O'BrienJewish fun fact: If you celebrate Passover on top of an overpass, you go back in time.

Conan O’Brien, who definitely wouldn’t have sat at the same Passover seder as Jay Leno.

joan riversI spent Passover with gay friends. Two of the four questions were on Liza Minnelli.

– Jewish comedienne Joan Rivers

Carly Fiorina This week, as we break bread and spend time with our families and friends, I hope we also take a moment to say a word of thanks for our freedom and for those who have given their lives in freedom’s name.

– California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina saying exactly the wrong thing

sandra bernhard Just put out fresh tooth brushes for pesach minty fresh!

– Jewish Comedienne Sandra Bernhard who actually did two seders

6 thoughts on “Celebrity Passover Musings: The Good, The Bad and The Stupid”

  1. I'm not a fan of Fiorina at all, not as a politician nor as a business person.

    However, matzah is bread and is called such (e.g., Lechem Oni – the bread of affliction).

    If anything, the most you can do is site her for using a term which has its origins with jesus' disciples sharing food with each other, in Acts, 20:7.

    But even that has turned into a generic meaning, no longer specifically a christian term.

    And one can go back to Moses, Aharon and the Elders of Israel, when they all sat down to "eat bread" with Yitro, see Exodus 18:12.

    1. Michael Zvi Krumbein

      Funny, I was just arguing that to one of our little guests.

      But given the term "Bitziat HaPat", I don't think the term is Christian in origin at all. In the current edition of the semi-annual Mishpacha magazine supplement Kulmus, there is an article on expressions which has a whole discussion on this sort of thing in Hebrew (but not that one in particular).

  2. I am not citing her quote out of any political allegiance. I just think it is a poor choice of words, considering the holiday, notwithstanding the obscure explanations you have brought forward. Not that it is a huge deal like some have made it.

  3. "Jewish fun fact: If you celebrate Passover on top of an overpass, you go back in time."


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