Independent Catholic News logo Welcome Visitor
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Movie Review: A Rabbi asks - ‘Is Bruno Good for the Jews?'
Comment Email Print
“It’s a dangerous game…How can Cohen be sure that audiences 'get' his meta-humour?…I’m a fan of Sasha Baron Cohen, and respect the fact that we could all use a good laugh or two these days. But I’m also a rabbi; so much of his raunchy humour makes me deeply uncomfortable, too. It certainly isn’t material for a Shabbat sermon" - Rabbi Simcha Weinstein.

Rabbi Weinstein is an award-winning author, whose latest book is Shtick Shift: Jewish Humour in the 21st century (Barricade Books: 2008) is out now. He also chairs the Religious Affairs Committee at Pratt Institute in New York. Simcha serves as rabbi to Long Island College Hospital. 

To read his thought-provoking review on Busted Halo, (a project of the Paulist Fathers in the USA)  see:

Share:  Bookmark and Share
Tags: Bruno, Busted Halo, Rabbi Simcha Weinstein, Sasha Baron Cohen, Shtick Shift: Jewish Humour in the 21st century

Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: