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Is it in poor taste for non-Jews to play/sing the Adam Sandler Chanukah song?
posted by Chrysostom to Religion & Philosophy (14 answers total)
 
This Jew says it's fine as long as your not an anti-semite
posted by askmehow at 8:42 PM on November 19, 2017 [2 favorites]


Are you laughing at us, or laughing with us? If it's with, go right ahead.
posted by BlahLaLa at 8:49 PM on November 19, 2017


This random Jew on the Internet says go for it. Don't fuck it it up. You'll disappoint Bubbie.
posted by humboldt32 at 8:50 PM on November 19, 2017 [2 favorites]


Was it okay for Danny Thomas to sing "Danny Boy"? Of course it was.
posted by KazamaSmokers at 8:52 PM on November 19, 2017 [1 favorite]


Sing it loud enough to drown out Adam Sandler (the schmuck) and this quarter Jew will be singing right along with you
posted by Hermione Granger at 9:04 PM on November 19, 2017 [5 favorites]


it's on par with grandma got run over by a reindeer. the main offense is adam sandler.
posted by poffin boffin at 12:32 AM on November 20, 2017 [14 favorites]


Oh gosh, it’s nice of you to ask but go for it. I have to warn you that the young people will miss seventy percent of the references, and you’ll be explaining them til you’re blue in the face.
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 3:17 AM on November 20, 2017 [2 favorites]


Poffin Boffin nails it as per usual
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 4:01 AM on November 20, 2017


I admit that the line "Bruce Springsteen isn't Jewish, but my mother thinks he is" is pretty funny.
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:10 AM on November 20, 2017 [1 favorite]


In a mixed group where some people in the audience are Jewish, but some people (including the performer) are not I would generally be OK with it. In a group of entirely non-Jews with a non-Jew performing, it makes me uncomfortable (not that I'd be there to judge, of course).
posted by telegraph at 4:17 AM on November 20, 2017 [3 favorites]


Great. Now this non-Jew has to go listen to it again. Thanks! :D
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 6:38 AM on November 20, 2017


And just to clarify, I'm talking about me (non-Jew) singing it in the car or the kitchen or whatever, basically. Not a public performance.
posted by Chrysostom at 10:02 AM on November 20, 2017


Oy, such a mensch.
posted by humboldt32 at 10:32 AM on November 20, 2017 [1 favorite]


When has anything involving Adam Sandler not been in poor taste?

FWIW, your being a non-Jew doesn't make it notably more so in my (Jewish) opinion.
posted by jackbishop at 6:37 PM on November 20, 2017 [1 favorite]


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