This is how the Daily Beast reported on Friday’s appearance of Sarah and Susan Silverman at the Women in the World summit in New York City.
At face value, sisters Sarah and Susan Silverman couldn’t seem more different. But Sarah, a notably edgy comedian, and her older sister Susan, a rabbi who lives in Israel, are clearly cut from the same cloth. “I suppose it’s because our lives seem at the surface to be so polar opposite,” Sarah told The Daily Beast before they addressed the 5th annual Women in the World Conference on Friday. “But the truth is we both kinda … preach; and we both take in our surroundings and try to mirror it.”
The sisters have both been vocal activists for a variety of issues that are dear to them. Susan, who says she always wanted to be s social worker, decided to become a rabbi as a way into social justice. Her pet causes, including international adoption, religious pluralism, and rights for refugees, particularly those in Israel, guide her. “I knew nothing about Judaism, so I decided to be a rabbi,” she says, recounting how she called (more…)