Friday, February 04, 2011

Conservative Rabbi on The Daily Show

My colleague, Rabbi Gideon Estes of Congregation Or Ami, played the straight man last night on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. After Justin Bieber opened the show pretending to be Jon Stewart, Estes had a tough act to follow, but did a great job.

Daily Show correspondent John Oliver went down to Texas to file a story about the campaign of a Jewish Republican man to be re-elected speaker of the Texas State House. Estes, wearing his Jewish Theological Seminary tallit (prayer shawl), was interviewed by Oliver about the opposition to Joe Strauss being re-elected because he is Jewish and not a Christian conservative.

At the end of the segment, John Oliver celebrates his creation of a new high holiday called "Yom Chechechecheh" with the Hebrew School children at Estes' congregation.

Check out the video below:

The Daily Show With Jon
Conservative Rabbi Gideon Estes on The Daily Show

1 comment:

Bob said...

What's with the tallit? Did the Daily Show guy catch the rabbi right after he took his tfillin off, or does the rabbi wear a tallit for all of his TV interviews?