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New York - Classic comedian Jackie Mason ripped President Obama’s reported remarks that he “probably knows about Judaism more than any other president, because he read about it.”

Obama reportedly made the statement in a meeting last week with about 20 conservative Jewish community leaders.

Mason, who bills himself as the “Ultimate Jew,” sounded off about Obama’s Judaism claim in an interview today on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s WABC Radio.

Stated Mason: “Let’s say I know more about murderers than anybody in the world. Does that make me sympathetic to murderers because I know more about them than anybody else?

“If you live in New York, you know more about muggers and killers and degenerates and pimps at hookers,” Mason continued. “Does that mean that you are on their side just because you know about it?”

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Mason asserted “What he knows about Judaism means nothing compared to what he feels about Judaism. That’s the question. I might know a lot about pastrami. That doesn’t mean that I have the right to neglect the fact that it’s bad for you.”

The funny man also took aim at Obama’s Christianity during the segment with Klein, speaking tongue-in-cheek: “And he also knows more about the Palestinians than the Jews. Because everybody knows he was raised as a Muslim and his conversion to Christianity was a very slow process. It was only when he started thinking about the political career he might have in America and he was thinking about his future that he became more and more of a Christian. As he found out a job was opening in Chicago, he became more of a Christian. And when a job was opening in the United States Senate, he became a complete Christian, and now he is the most devoted Christian of all time.”


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 Jun 04, 2012 at 09:17 AM Anonymous Says:

Mason's outdated hateful and crude humor has no place on VIN or any other legitimate website....By engaging in gutter talk with a few words of yiddish thrown in for a heimeshe audience, you don't take the slime out of the slimeball.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 09:19 AM Anonymous Says:

I never liked or felt Jackie Mason's comedy to be appropriate, but even a broken clock is right twice a day. On this subject he's got it.right.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 09:30 AM grandson1 Says:

Jackie Mason says it the way it is. Everybody tiptoes around Hussein Obama and are afraid to say the truth about him. Hopefully, Mitt Romney will not.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 09:36 AM Anonymous Says:

Leave it to Jackie to tell it like it is! He was right on about Dinkins.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 09:39 AM yaakov321 Says:

Give Obama credit. He knows enough to kosher the White House. How far back does that go? But funny comment to Jackie Mason. I really think that if you hang out with the conservative rabbis, you truly will only know the pastrami and bagels of Judaism.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 09:55 AM Phineas Says:

give it a rest Jackie

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 10:04 AM Anonymous Says:

Always said as a Jewish comedian Jacky. Ret tzee di zach

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 10:16 AM Anonymous Says:

Thanks for the free comedy! Enjoyed the article. Well phrased. Ya need the votes of us jews. It takes alot of reading to get to know 30% of the Jewish heritage. He Googled us! No more. Never liked him. His time is up!

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 10:47 AM NJ Shmuel Says:

Loved it!

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 10:52 AM rivka Says:

I think that each of us is smart enough to make our own decisions about whom we want to vote for. We don't need advice from celebrities, comedians, actors, rock stars, athletes, etc., . Just because they are famous, successful or rich , does not necessarily make them intelligent, or intelligent enough to offer us advice.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 11:09 AM chalemock Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

Mason's outdated hateful and crude humor has no place on VIN or any other legitimate website....By engaging in gutter talk with a few words of yiddish thrown in for a heimeshe audience, you don't take the slime out of the slimeball.

Theres nothing hateful in his humor. Tet, tet, he criticized your anointed and you cant take it!!. and when you spurth forh your hatred for chareidin, aka ehrlicher yiddeb, its ok ??

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 11:38 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

He really seems like a mean old man.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 11:40 AM Anonymous Says:

Lighten up , folks.
whatever happened to just accepting a joke for what it is - a joke
And if you don't find it funny, who cares?
Lighten up, in 50 years we'll all be dead anyway

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 11:43 AM Eli Says:

It's pathetic how the groisse Yidden here are celebrate Jackie Mason because he makes some insulting -- and ignorant -- remarks about Obama. This is a Jew you're proud of? He's a man who fathered a daughter out of wedlock and denied it until he was forced to take a DNA test. A man who's married to his manager but lives with an Asian girlfriend (as was recently highlighted in the media after a domestic altercation). I saw this menuvel on TV several years ago with the owner of either the Carnegie or Stage Deli (I don't remember which) who presented him with a sandwich named in his honor. Treif meat and cheese. Jackie took a big bite out of it chewed it up, swallowed -- and looked out at the TV audience and said, "Absolutely delicious, and this you're hearing from a former Orthodox rabbi!" The audience found it hilarious. This man deserves no kavod or consideration from any Jew who takes Torah seriously. And by the way, Obama WAS NOT "raised as a Muslim" -- his father, who left when Obama was a very young boy, was an atheist and his mother, who raised him, had no specific religion.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 11:45 AM Anonymous Says:

'Well here I agree with him.
Obama has never backed israel without saying the words "BUT" or "However",

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 11:47 AM Phineas Says:

Let's see, Obama read about Judaism, Mason learned in Tiferes Yeushalayim and received Semicha. Both are ochel neveilos and both do melacha on Saturdays. Obama never flipped the bird on national television while Mason did it on the Ed Sullivan show. Both are boel non-Jews but Obama is married to his while Mason is not married to Kaoru Suzuki-McMullen.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 12:05 PM Anonymous Says:

The best measure of Mason is that none of his traditional venues invite him back and he has been dropped from even the late nite TV shows for the most part. He is a bitter old man who is best left to live out his few remaining years in obscurity, although he can make some remarks like this occasionally which will get some media coverage on a slow news day.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 12:05 PM Newyorksbezt Says:

Wait a second everybody! Jackie brought out a point to make you think. When a liberal gets cornered in a debate, they either laugh or attack their opponent.

Now, think for a minute. Doesn't everything Jackie said make logical sense?

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 12:09 PM anonymous Says:

Reply to #16  
Phineas Says:

Let's see, Obama read about Judaism, Mason learned in Tiferes Yeushalayim and received Semicha. Both are ochel neveilos and both do melacha on Saturdays. Obama never flipped the bird on national television while Mason did it on the Ed Sullivan show. Both are boel non-Jews but Obama is married to his while Mason is not married to Kaoru Suzuki-McMullen.

Mason if a foul mouthed fool and Obama is a Hardv

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 12:48 PM AlbertEinstein Says:

Reply to #5  
yaakov321 Says:

Give Obama credit. He knows enough to kosher the White House. How far back does that go? But funny comment to Jackie Mason. I really think that if you hang out with the conservative rabbis, you truly will only know the pastrami and bagels of Judaism.

I believe the White House hosting kosher meals goes way further back than the current administration.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 12:49 PM rationalman Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

Mason's outdated hateful and crude humor has no place on VIN or any other legitimate website....By engaging in gutter talk with a few words of yiddish thrown in for a heimeshe audience, you don't take the slime out of the slimeball.

are you a koolAid drinking obama fan...???? boohoo someone speaks the truth, your a jew, you know it is true, so attack the messenger. it belongs on here as much as you do.....you belong here to express your opinion, he belongs on here to tell the truth and not let jews be fooled into voting for him again.....

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 12:54 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #14  
Eli Says:

It's pathetic how the groisse Yidden here are celebrate Jackie Mason because he makes some insulting -- and ignorant -- remarks about Obama. This is a Jew you're proud of? He's a man who fathered a daughter out of wedlock and denied it until he was forced to take a DNA test. A man who's married to his manager but lives with an Asian girlfriend (as was recently highlighted in the media after a domestic altercation). I saw this menuvel on TV several years ago with the owner of either the Carnegie or Stage Deli (I don't remember which) who presented him with a sandwich named in his honor. Treif meat and cheese. Jackie took a big bite out of it chewed it up, swallowed -- and looked out at the TV audience and said, "Absolutely delicious, and this you're hearing from a former Orthodox rabbi!" The audience found it hilarious. This man deserves no kavod or consideration from any Jew who takes Torah seriously. And by the way, Obama WAS NOT "raised as a Muslim" -- his father, who left when Obama was a very young boy, was an atheist and his mother, who raised him, had no specific religion.

for your information he went to a school that it was a requirement he be taught Islam
. on his application it stated his religion was Islam. he lived there until he came back to the states and did not attend a Christean service until later on ....these are the facts....in Indonesia whatever you list as your religion is the classes you will be taught it is illegal to teach a Christan child Islam and vs-versa...

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 01:03 PM WBK11 Says:

Reply to #5  
yaakov321 Says:

Give Obama credit. He knows enough to kosher the White House. How far back does that go? But funny comment to Jackie Mason. I really think that if you hang out with the conservative rabbis, you truly will only know the pastrami and bagels of Judaism.

George W. Bush had Glatt Kosher Chanukah celebrations at the White House while President Obama was still community organizer Obama. Have you forgotten the mini "scandal" that erupted when Hamodia photoshopped Mrs. Bush out of a photo which showed her standing in the White House kitchen with two chassidisha mashgichim?

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 01:07 PM He'sright Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

Mason's outdated hateful and crude humor has no place on VIN or any other legitimate website....By engaging in gutter talk with a few words of yiddish thrown in for a heimeshe audience, you don't take the slime out of the slimeball.

What exactly did he say in the above quotes that isn't true???

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 01:09 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #14  
Eli Says:

It's pathetic how the groisse Yidden here are celebrate Jackie Mason because he makes some insulting -- and ignorant -- remarks about Obama. This is a Jew you're proud of? He's a man who fathered a daughter out of wedlock and denied it until he was forced to take a DNA test. A man who's married to his manager but lives with an Asian girlfriend (as was recently highlighted in the media after a domestic altercation). I saw this menuvel on TV several years ago with the owner of either the Carnegie or Stage Deli (I don't remember which) who presented him with a sandwich named in his honor. Treif meat and cheese. Jackie took a big bite out of it chewed it up, swallowed -- and looked out at the TV audience and said, "Absolutely delicious, and this you're hearing from a former Orthodox rabbi!" The audience found it hilarious. This man deserves no kavod or consideration from any Jew who takes Torah seriously. And by the way, Obama WAS NOT "raised as a Muslim" -- his father, who left when Obama was a very young boy, was an atheist and his mother, who raised him, had no specific religion.

Really? So why is it that he went to a Muslim school and was quoted as saying one of the most beautiful sounds are the Muslim prayer calls....

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 01:24 PM bewhiskered Says:

Reply to #3  
grandson1 Says:

Jackie Mason says it the way it is. Everybody tiptoes around Hussein Obama and are afraid to say the truth about him. Hopefully, Mitt Romney will not.

"Everybody tiptoes around Hussein Obama and are afraid to say the truth about him."

Why don't you tell the truth about being a rabid racist, who cannot argue rationally, but has to resort to mocking the President in the most general and ambiguous of terms. Like all feral racists and bigots, you are too cowardly to admit it!

Reading your post is like watching a foreign film, wherein the subtitle reads, "I hate African Americans, especially in the White House!"

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 01:42 PM Phineas Says:

Reply to #25  
Anonymous Says:

Really? So why is it that he went to a Muslim school and was quoted as saying one of the most beautiful sounds are the Muslim prayer calls....

Yes, he went for two years and lived in Indonesia for part of his childhood and remembers the call to prayer. Jews in the Old City also hear the call to prayer, doesn't make them Muslim.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 01:50 PM Anon Says:

Reply to #25  
Anonymous Says:

Really? So why is it that he went to a Muslim school and was quoted as saying one of the most beautiful sounds are the Muslim prayer calls....

So why is it that you refuse to check the facts and keep repeating this completely discredited falsehood? Obama attended two schools while living in Indonesia. The first was a Roman Catholic school and the second was a secular public school that had both Christian and Muslim students. I attended a college that was nominally run by the Methodist Church. Does that make me a Methodist? And, does one become Muslim for thinking the prayer calls are beautiful? Do you become a Christian because you like Beethoven's 9th Symphony, which includes Ode to Joy? Ridiculous excuses for the real fact that you are uncomfortable with a black president.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 02:01 PM bigwheeel Says:

Reply to #14  
Eli Says:

It's pathetic how the groisse Yidden here are celebrate Jackie Mason because he makes some insulting -- and ignorant -- remarks about Obama. This is a Jew you're proud of? He's a man who fathered a daughter out of wedlock and denied it until he was forced to take a DNA test. A man who's married to his manager but lives with an Asian girlfriend (as was recently highlighted in the media after a domestic altercation). I saw this menuvel on TV several years ago with the owner of either the Carnegie or Stage Deli (I don't remember which) who presented him with a sandwich named in his honor. Treif meat and cheese. Jackie took a big bite out of it chewed it up, swallowed -- and looked out at the TV audience and said, "Absolutely delicious, and this you're hearing from a former Orthodox rabbi!" The audience found it hilarious. This man deserves no kavod or consideration from any Jew who takes Torah seriously. And by the way, Obama WAS NOT "raised as a Muslim" -- his father, who left when Obama was a very young boy, was an atheist and his mother, who raised him, had no specific religion.

You're right about Jackie Mason's biography. His only redeeming point (In general, not this time around.) is, that he makes people laugh. He is a low life with a loose tongue. There certainly is nothing to admire about him, or his lifestyle. The unfortunate Jews in pre-war Germany were complacent in the beginning when the nazis ascended to power. They relied too much on the "Law" and the court system. They felt that if anything, the Courts and the Law will protect them. What they didn't realize was that the law is only as good as its executors. The lesson for us is, that one (Belonging to a minority) must not antagonize every powerful politician, and make them look ridiculous, in spite of freedom of speech.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 02:03 PM Howard Says:

Reply to #22  
Anonymous Says:

for your information he went to a school that it was a requirement he be taught Islam
. on his application it stated his religion was Islam. he lived there until he came back to the states and did not attend a Christean service until later on ....these are the facts....in Indonesia whatever you list as your religion is the classes you will be taught it is illegal to teach a Christan child Islam and vs-versa...

He went to that school for a relatively brief period of time but neither he nor his parents were practicing Muslims. So stop with the lies and conspiracies. No wonder liberals think conservatives are a bunch of know-nothings.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 02:13 PM PMOinFL Says:

Jackie Mason is anti-Torah, hates H", and has rejected all of Judaism for money and fame. And I'm supposed to care what HE says? LOL

Jackie Mason is a walking chillul H". He is a disgrace to Jews everywhere. When he goes out in the media world as some sort of self-appointed spokesman, he only legitimizes the 80% of Jews who couldn't care less about Torah and hate H". I'd be MUCH more interested in hearing Obama's views on Judaism (from an xian scholar's perspective) than hearing from this piece of dreche!

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 02:20 PM Phineas Says:

Reply to #25  
Anonymous Says:

Really? So why is it that he went to a Muslim school and was quoted as saying one of the most beautiful sounds are the Muslim prayer calls....

He likes the way the prayer sounds. It's broadcast. Many people do.

However, he was in the Indonesian school system for four years from ages six to ten attending , Obama attended local schools in Jakarta, including Besuki Public School and St. Francis of Assisi School. Assisi is a private Catholic while SD Besuki Menteng is an elite secular locally superior public school which accepts students from various religious backgrounds.

Sorry the facts are inconvenient.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 03:06 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #14  
Eli Says:

It's pathetic how the groisse Yidden here are celebrate Jackie Mason because he makes some insulting -- and ignorant -- remarks about Obama. This is a Jew you're proud of? He's a man who fathered a daughter out of wedlock and denied it until he was forced to take a DNA test. A man who's married to his manager but lives with an Asian girlfriend (as was recently highlighted in the media after a domestic altercation). I saw this menuvel on TV several years ago with the owner of either the Carnegie or Stage Deli (I don't remember which) who presented him with a sandwich named in his honor. Treif meat and cheese. Jackie took a big bite out of it chewed it up, swallowed -- and looked out at the TV audience and said, "Absolutely delicious, and this you're hearing from a former Orthodox rabbi!" The audience found it hilarious. This man deserves no kavod or consideration from any Jew who takes Torah seriously. And by the way, Obama WAS NOT "raised as a Muslim" -- his father, who left when Obama was a very young boy, was an atheist and his mother, who raised him, had no specific religion.

Boy, you certainly know a lot about celebrity dirt for such a self-proclaimed ben Torah.

You apparently spent more time learning about him and his life than anyone else commenting here, and YOU are criticizing US?

Too bad he took a few good shots at your rebbe Obama. Get over it, he's a comedian, he does this for a living.

And for the record, get over yourself. Not everyone is Jewish, not every Jew stays on the derech, and maybe if you were a little less bitter and farbissen, you'd be model that outsiders would want to emulate, rather than a wannabe-chussid who knows more from people magazine dirt than divrei Torah.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 03:08 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #16  
Phineas Says:

Let's see, Obama read about Judaism, Mason learned in Tiferes Yeushalayim and received Semicha. Both are ochel neveilos and both do melacha on Saturdays. Obama never flipped the bird on national television while Mason did it on the Ed Sullivan show. Both are boel non-Jews but Obama is married to his while Mason is not married to Kaoru Suzuki-McMullen.

And your point is? Who cares what Jackie Mason does in his personal life, at least he's not spreading loshon hora about you like you are about him!

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 03:09 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #17  
Anonymous Says:

The best measure of Mason is that none of his traditional venues invite him back and he has been dropped from even the late nite TV shows for the most part. He is a bitter old man who is best left to live out his few remaining years in obscurity, although he can make some remarks like this occasionally which will get some media coverage on a slow news day.

his "traditional venues" like Grossinger's and the Concord and other Borscht Belt hotels?

I wonder why they don't invite him back? Do you have a clue?

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 03:12 PM Anonymous Says:

obviously, he remembers it better than you. a fancy suit wasn't mentioned, it was a yarmulka.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 03:13 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #28  
Phineas Says:

Yes, he went for two years and lived in Indonesia for part of his childhood and remembers the call to prayer. Jews in the Old City also hear the call to prayer, doesn't make them Muslim.

that's true, but the Jews don't say it's the most beautiful sound they ever heard or put Muslim on their applications.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 03:15 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #29  
Anon Says:

So why is it that you refuse to check the facts and keep repeating this completely discredited falsehood? Obama attended two schools while living in Indonesia. The first was a Roman Catholic school and the second was a secular public school that had both Christian and Muslim students. I attended a college that was nominally run by the Methodist Church. Does that make me a Methodist? And, does one become Muslim for thinking the prayer calls are beautiful? Do you become a Christian because you like Beethoven's 9th Symphony, which includes Ode to Joy? Ridiculous excuses for the real fact that you are uncomfortable with a black president.

how do you know it's because he's black? maybe it's because he's president? or that he's tall and thin?

You are the type that still checks under his bed for the monsters who live there. very sad!

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 03:18 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #32  
PMOinFL Says:

Jackie Mason is anti-Torah, hates H", and has rejected all of Judaism for money and fame. And I'm supposed to care what HE says? LOL

Jackie Mason is a walking chillul H". He is a disgrace to Jews everywhere. When he goes out in the media world as some sort of self-appointed spokesman, he only legitimizes the 80% of Jews who couldn't care less about Torah and hate H". I'd be MUCH more interested in hearing Obama's views on Judaism (from an xian scholar's perspective) than hearing from this piece of dreche!

Obviously, you DO care what he says, or you wouldn't talk about it so much.

And the fact that you're an ignorant am oretz is obvious from your calling Osama a scholar, and your fear of writing the word Christian, but happy to replace it with a cross!

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 03:21 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #33  
Phineas Says:

He likes the way the prayer sounds. It's broadcast. Many people do.

However, he was in the Indonesian school system for four years from ages six to ten attending , Obama attended local schools in Jakarta, including Besuki Public School and St. Francis of Assisi School. Assisi is a private Catholic while SD Besuki Menteng is an elite secular locally superior public school which accepts students from various religious backgrounds.

Sorry the facts are inconvenient.

wow! Who cares?

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 03:51 PM The time is coming Says:

The regime is watching vin. Be careful what you say, he wants additional a civilian army to control all dumb Americans who voted against him.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 03:54 PM SandraM Says:

Reply to #5  
yaakov321 Says:

Give Obama credit. He knows enough to kosher the White House. How far back does that go? But funny comment to Jackie Mason. I really think that if you hang out with the conservative rabbis, you truly will only know the pastrami and bagels of Judaism.

Actually, give credit where credit is due, Yaakov321.

That was started by the George W. Bush admin., with tremendous support from Laura Bush that is should be done exactly so.

Give credit where credit is due, and that's to Bush, whether you like it or not. Why is that Jews so reflexively defend Obama, even to the point of making up stuff?

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 04:05 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #32  
PMOinFL Says:

Jackie Mason is anti-Torah, hates H", and has rejected all of Judaism for money and fame. And I'm supposed to care what HE says? LOL

Jackie Mason is a walking chillul H". He is a disgrace to Jews everywhere. When he goes out in the media world as some sort of self-appointed spokesman, he only legitimizes the 80% of Jews who couldn't care less about Torah and hate H". I'd be MUCH more interested in hearing Obama's views on Judaism (from an xian scholar's perspective) than hearing from this piece of dreche!

are you referring to obama being a christian scholar??
i am assuming you hold him in a scholars regard to many other areas too
laughable!

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 04:34 PM ayinglefunadorf Says:

Reply to #22  
Anonymous Says:

for your information he went to a school that it was a requirement he be taught Islam
. on his application it stated his religion was Islam. he lived there until he came back to the states and did not attend a Christean service until later on ....these are the facts....in Indonesia whatever you list as your religion is the classes you will be taught it is illegal to teach a Christan child Islam and vs-versa...

"it was a requirement he be taught islam" B"H he has some islam in him, i am more comfortable with that than all Christian. Just remember what the christians did to us ym"s Hitler,Kosacks,Spain etc. The moslems were much better than that.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 04:41 PM yaakov321 Says:

Reply to #43  
SandraM Says:

Actually, give credit where credit is due, Yaakov321.

That was started by the George W. Bush admin., with tremendous support from Laura Bush that is should be done exactly so.

Give credit where credit is due, and that's to Bush, whether you like it or not. Why is that Jews so reflexively defend Obama, even to the point of making up stuff?

Well there you have it. I had suspected that maybe Mr. Obama was likely not the first to kasher a kitchen at the WH. But give him credit for doing the same of course. Either way, this is a nice new era.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 04:43 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #32  
PMOinFL Says:

Jackie Mason is anti-Torah, hates H", and has rejected all of Judaism for money and fame. And I'm supposed to care what HE says? LOL

Jackie Mason is a walking chillul H". He is a disgrace to Jews everywhere. When he goes out in the media world as some sort of self-appointed spokesman, he only legitimizes the 80% of Jews who couldn't care less about Torah and hate H". I'd be MUCH more interested in hearing Obama's views on Judaism (from an xian scholar's perspective) than hearing from this piece of dreche!

PMO, you have to have enough faith in Hashem to realize that we are all upon a stage and each of us has our role that we were created to fulfill. Mr. Mason is clearly funny at some times and what his religious views are is irrelevant to his existance as a comic in terms of does he do what G-d created him to be doing.
Your and perhaps others peevish notions of "only the orthodox can be trusted and friended" is so archaic that even the mouse in the store that wants cheese would see right through your unfriendly disguise.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 04:43 PM Funny Bone Says:

It was supremely arrogant for Obama to make the claim; Mason's calling him on it. Good for Jackie Mason.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 04:54 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #26  
bewhiskered Says:

"Everybody tiptoes around Hussein Obama and are afraid to say the truth about him."

Why don't you tell the truth about being a rabid racist, who cannot argue rationally, but has to resort to mocking the President in the most general and ambiguous of terms. Like all feral racists and bigots, you are too cowardly to admit it!

Reading your post is like watching a foreign film, wherein the subtitle reads, "I hate African Americans, especially in the White House!"

why is the person you quoted a racist? I personally disagree with virtually everything Obama has said/done. I think it is time we took back the White House and replaced Obama with someone who can fix all the mistakes Obama has made.
Does that make me a racist? Ask my coworkers- they aren't Jewish. Most are not "WASP" either. We get along just fine. No workplace tension there. There are JOCs out there (Jews of Color). I happen to know a few of them- and have had them over for Shabbos! One of my longest friends has been a Japanese-American Jew. Gasp- am I just a closet racist? I guess so. Such a closet racist that I (and those around me) don't know it either!

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 05:27 PM Phineas Says:

Reply to #35  
Anonymous Says:

And your point is? Who cares what Jackie Mason does in his personal life, at least he's not spreading loshon hora about you like you are about him!

I don't see how it's loshin hara as he is michallel Shabbos and ochel neveilos bifarhesiah. Also, unlike him, I do not not pretend to present the jewish point of view.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 05:27 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #41  
Anonymous Says:

wow! Who cares?

about fact? Most sentient people.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 05:30 PM jewishcat Says:

Reply to #10  
rivka Says:

I think that each of us is smart enough to make our own decisions about whom we want to vote for. We don't need advice from celebrities, comedians, actors, rock stars, athletes, etc., . Just because they are famous, successful or rich , does not necessarily make them intelligent, or intelligent enough to offer us advice.

Very well said!!!!!!

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 06:21 PM Babishka Says:

Jackie Mason used to be funny (his routine about Starbucks is a classic!) but he has become a sour, angry alter kacker. And "World Nut Daily" is one of the crazier sites on the Internet, they are still pushing the ridiculous "birther" garbage!

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 07:07 PM Mark Levin Says:

Reply to #5  
yaakov321 Says:

Give Obama credit. He knows enough to kosher the White House. How far back does that go? But funny comment to Jackie Mason. I really think that if you hang out with the conservative rabbis, you truly will only know the pastrami and bagels of Judaism.

So what if they kasher the kitchen! In the previous administration they used to have a caterer bring in kosher food all the time.


Besides, W proudly proclaimed having more of a connection with the FRUM yiddin than with the non frum. His reason was that the frum are actually doing what they are supposed to do.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 09:24 PM bigwheeel Says:

If you quote, do so properly. Jackie Mason, remarking about the character of then candidate for mayor, David Dinkins.; (He's) A fancy Shvartzer with a moustache.:

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 09:32 PM bigwheeel Says:

Reply to #36  
Anonymous Says:

his "traditional venues" like Grossinger's and the Concord and other Borscht Belt hotels?

I wonder why they don't invite him back? Do you have a clue?

Yes, I have (A clue!). Because they went out of existence. All of them (That you enumerated.) Check it out.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 10:16 PM ALLAN Says:

Reply to #10  
rivka Says:

I think that each of us is smart enough to make our own decisions about whom we want to vote for. We don't need advice from celebrities, comedians, actors, rock stars, athletes, etc., . Just because they are famous, successful or rich , does not necessarily make them intelligent, or intelligent enough to offer us advice.

Great comments...because they are true!!

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 11:09 PM ChachoMoe Says:

Reply to #19  
anonymous Says:

Mason if a foul mouthed fool and Obama is a Hardv

Hey, whilst the anointed one went to Harvard, Mason gave a shiur in Oxford, with great honors.

(Oh, and he did work hard for many years, to earn a decent living.)
Anyways, please lighten up, would you rather have these Liberal leftist Jews speak for Judaism.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 11:16 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #50  
Phineas Says:

I don't see how it's loshin hara as he is michallel Shabbos and ochel neveilos bifarhesiah. Also, unlike him, I do not not pretend to present the jewish point of view.

you obviously don't know the dinim of loshon hora. get off the internet and learn something you should know!

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 11:18 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #51  
Anonymous Says:

about fact? Most sentient people.

no, who cares about boring facts irrelevant to the article being commented on. sentient people? I think not - they would be tj=he LAST people to be interested in this snooze news.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 11:20 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #55  
bigwheeel Says:

If you quote, do so properly. Jackie Mason, remarking about the character of then candidate for mayor, David Dinkins.; (He's) A fancy Shvartzer with a moustache.:

bigwheeel, as usual, you are wrong, and criticizing someone else to boot!

he said about a Jewish event Dinkins showed up at that he was a ...with a yarmulka, not a moustache

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 11:21 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #56  
bigwheeel Says:

Yes, I have (A clue!). Because they went out of existence. All of them (That you enumerated.) Check it out.

LOL Yep, that was funny. I bet ya he's still clueless.

However, he did struggle in those times.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 11:22 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #56  
bigwheeel Says:

Yes, I have (A clue!). Because they went out of existence. All of them (That you enumerated.) Check it out.

Wow, you are now explaining other people's jokes for them! You are so clever!

Did you bother to read the post I was responding to with that comment? It was obviously sarcastic, except to people like you, I guess. What an am oretz you are!

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 11:24 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #56  
bigwheeel Says:

Yes, I have (A clue!). Because they went out of existence. All of them (That you enumerated.) Check it out.

Duh! Who are you explaining this to? Everyone knows that! The writer was obviously joking since those hotels have been closed for years and years.

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 Jun 05, 2012 at 03:55 AM bewhiskered Says:

Reply to #49  
Anonymous Says:

why is the person you quoted a racist? I personally disagree with virtually everything Obama has said/done. I think it is time we took back the White House and replaced Obama with someone who can fix all the mistakes Obama has made.
Does that make me a racist? Ask my coworkers- they aren't Jewish. Most are not "WASP" either. We get along just fine. No workplace tension there. There are JOCs out there (Jews of Color). I happen to know a few of them- and have had them over for Shabbos! One of my longest friends has been a Japanese-American Jew. Gasp- am I just a closet racist? I guess so. Such a closet racist that I (and those around me) don't know it either!

"Why is the person you quoted a racist?"

Stressing the name Hussein, and making unproved, ambiguous, and general statements against the President, does display an abnormal hatred. Rather than his comments (and yours) containing any words dealing with specific political or economic issues, he attempts (very lamely) to mock President Obama with typical low life mean spirited personal insults. As stated prior, in addition to their intolerance, racists are also too cowardly to admit to their bigotry!

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 Jun 05, 2012 at 10:34 AM Phineas Says:

Reply to #59  
Anonymous Says:

you obviously don't know the dinim of loshon hora. get off the internet and learn something you should know!

So far, we have discussed individuals who have a sincere feeling of regret for straying from the path of our heritage. However, if someone proves himself to be one who does not care about Torah observance, either by

demonstrating a flippant attitude in these matters, or
intentionally violating any commandment several times or intentionally violating a commandment which everyone knows about...
...it is permissible to embarrass him and publicly speak derogatorily about him both in front of him and behind his back. Furthermore, if he does or says something which can be interpreted in different ways, as an established evil doer he is judged as guilty. The Sages instruct us to treat a consistently wicked person this way so that the community is separated from the religious disgrace ("chilul Hashem" = desecrating the name of G-d) that the individual has created. The community members should dishonor him until after the sinner returns from his corrupt ways.

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 Jun 05, 2012 at 11:38 AM anonymous Says:

Jackie Mason delivered a foul mouthed a humor fit for foul thinking minds. I consider him a caricature of a Jewish comedian and particularly since he vaunted his Jewishness. Being Jewish should be polite, smart and sharp witted all characteristics which he is lacking

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 Jun 05, 2012 at 11:02 AM marcia Says:

Forty years ago when ALL the comedians were doing this "schtick" there was nothing wrong with it.....Now, except for the fact that it is old and no longer funny, people like Don Rickels, Mlton Berle, Henny Youngman, Mel Brooks were never called "RACIST"!

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 Jun 05, 2012 at 12:49 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #66  
Phineas Says:

So far, we have discussed individuals who have a sincere feeling of regret for straying from the path of our heritage. However, if someone proves himself to be one who does not care about Torah observance, either by

demonstrating a flippant attitude in these matters, or
intentionally violating any commandment several times or intentionally violating a commandment which everyone knows about...
...it is permissible to embarrass him and publicly speak derogatorily about him both in front of him and behind his back. Furthermore, if he does or says something which can be interpreted in different ways, as an established evil doer he is judged as guilty. The Sages instruct us to treat a consistently wicked person this way so that the community is separated from the religious disgrace ("chilul Hashem" = desecrating the name of G-d) that the individual has created. The community members should dishonor him until after the sinner returns from his corrupt ways.

and you are quoting from where?

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