Actor Adam Sandler shakes the lulav. .
(photo credit: FACEBOOK)
Adam Sandler can tell you just which Hollywood actors are Jewish – and celebrate Hanukka. And now he can also tell you how to say the blessing over the lulav (palm branch) that serves as an integral part of Sukkot.
The veteran actor and comedian, accompanied by his two daughters, stopped by a Chabad street festival for the ongoing holiday in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles on Sunday morning.
There, guided by Rabbi Zalman Goodman, he picked up the lulav and etrog (citron) and recited the blessing.
Goodman asked Sandler if he’d made a blessing on the lulav yet this year – so he’d know if the actor should also recite the “shehechyanu” blessing.
Sandler said “not yet,” but that his daughters – Sadie and Sunny – probably already had in Hebrew school that morning.
“We did!” they chimed in.
The actor is best known for his hit films Happy Gilmore, 50 First Dates, The Waterboy, Anger Management, Big Daddy, The Longest Yard
, and much more.
While he was a writer for Saturday Night Live
in the 1990s, Sandler created “The Chanukah Song
,” which lists Jewish celebrities.
His most recent film, The Meyerowitz Stories
, will be released on Netflix on Friday.