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MODI – From Jackie Mason to Yoeli

Rabbi Lamm speaks with stand-up, actor and comedic genius Modi Rosenfeld about authenticity and Jewish comedy

When comedy comes from a super specific, unique perspective, does that make it inaccessible? Or, on the contrary, is that exactly what people are searching for: authenticity.

To unpack all this, Rabbi Lamm speaks to stand-up, actor and comedic genius MODI (Modi Rosenfeld). Along the way they talk about how the purpose of comedy, what Hasidic Jews have to teach the world, the evolution of the Jewish voice in comedy from Jackie Mason to today, where antisemitism appears in the entertainment industry, and, of course, why Ari needs to ask shorter questions!

About Good Faith Effort: The Hebrew Bible is every bit America’s moral founding document as the Constitution is our political founding document. Every week, Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm speaks with thinkers, writers, artists, and faith leaders to explore how the Bible continues to inform our lives today, from politics to psychology to pop culture, bringing Americans of different traditions and persuasions closer together as so much else threatens to pull us apart.

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