An Open Letter to Sarah Silverman

By Jeffrey Goldberg

This is the best thing I've read in two hours:

Your name is Silverman. My name is Rosenblatt. We both have Jewish ancestors; I am not sure what else we share. You are good at what you do - comedy - and I try to be good at what I do - being a husband, dad, rabbi, and manufacturer of kosher meat. My wife and I are blessed with six children and my day is spent earning for the brood.

Read on.

UPDATE: To those lunkheads who have written me about this in the past three hours -- I don't actually agree with this rabbi. It's called sarcastic posting.

UPDATE UPDATE: Sarah Silverman's father apparently doesn't like it when fundamentalists go after his daughter. Here is one his comments:

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 worlds 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.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/10/an-open-letter-to-sarah-silverman/263609/