"Honestly, I’ve spent most of my life running away from being Jewish. I read Richard Dawkins. I watch Bill Maher. I date Catholic girls. I listen to rock ’n roll. Who needs the Torah when you’ve got Tom Petty?"
I wrote an essay for Paste Magazine about how comedy/NYC/life has made me feel more Jewish.
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How comedy/NYC/life has made me feel more Jewish
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(School of Hard Knock Knocks)
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