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    My exclusive interview with Sarah Silverman. - 06/07/07









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010714YediotAhronotSarah’s sister, Rabbi Susan, considers her a prophet. Well, metaphorically. According to a report in the Jewish Daily Forward newspaper, the January 7 issue of the Israeli newspaper Yediot Achronot had a two-page feature article about Susan Silverman, in which she says, “I didn’t say she’s a Biblical prophet but she continues that path.” The Forward explained Susan was discribing how Sarah’s “perceptiveness about society and powers of  observation make her, in a sense, prophetic.”  Thus the headline of the Yediot Achronot article:   “Sister of the prophetess.”

More from the Forward‘s report on the feature:

The interviewer, Akiva Novick, wanted to know if she sees a problem with the  fact that her sister is going out with a non-Jew — and pointed out some people  claim that mixed relationships represent a “silent Holocaust.” Susan Silverman  spoke of a mixed-faith couple whose wedding she solemnized eight years ago. “Today they run a Jewish home, make Shabbat, and observe to an extent that many  Jews do not observe.”

Would she like her legendarily-foulmouthed sister to speak in a more genteel  way? “No. I want her to be who she is,” she said, arguing that it’s not how  people speak but what they say that counts. She would rather hear “justice and  good-heartedness” expressed “in words of hard humor” than less pure themes  couched in “words of Torah.”

One Response to “Sarah a prophet?”

BRAVO! I’M GLAD THAT SARAH SILVERMAN’S SISTER BELIEVES IN FREE SPEACH AND
STANDS BY HER SISTER’S FREEDOM. I’M SAYING GOOD THINGS ABOUT SARAH SILVERMAN’S SISTER RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!

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