Rebuking Rabbi vs. Proud Papa
On October 11, Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt published “An Open Letter to Sarah Silverman” in the op-ed section of TheJewishPress.com, in which, after demonstrating with noteworthy articulateness that he is genuinely familiar with Sarah’s work, he went on to reach the heights of misogyny during his criticism that she dare reference the Bible or Judaism in her “Let My People Vote” PSA.
The same day, Sarah’s father, Donald Silverman, posted this scathing reply:
Hey Rabbi Idiot: Is your wife allowed to go to a minion or sit at the front if a bus or choose between abortion or birth. Take your false god and shove god up your judgmental ass. Check your wonderful bible and learn about your cruel god from a book you believe in literally.
And even better, when a reader then flamed Sarah’s father, he retorted this way:
Hey asshole: Daughter #1 is a rabbi. Not by your standards. She’s reform. How dare she, a lowly woman think god wants her to be a rabbi, created from a mere rib. Her hubby, three times nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize was listed by the Jerusalem Post as the 49th most influential Jew in the world built the world’s largest solar field in Israel. By the way, Sarah was also on the list. I missed your name. Oldest granddaughter is serving in the Israel Defense Forces. I’m sure you also served. Oh I forgot the orthodox don’t do that. You don’t fuck with my family.
Easy to see one of the roots from which Sarah gets her strength. (If you haven’t read Sarah’s The Bedwetter, do, to learn more about the influence of Donald on Sarah’s life.)
For what it’s worth, Rosenblatt is the CEO of a kosher meat company as well as a “youth rabbi” in Dallas, Texas.
We’re not opening this blog entry to comments, knowing the debate would be marked by insults and antisemitism from non-fans. To comment, go instead to the ongoing dialogue under Rosenblatt’s original op-ed.