Will America forgive Roseanne this Yom Kippur?

American actress and comedian Roseanne Bar will discuss the theme of forgiveness with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in the Saban Theater on September 17.

September 8, 2018 16:09
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Will America forgive Roseanne this Yom Kippur?

Actress Roseanne Barr reacts as she arrives at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 7, 2018. . (photo credit: MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS)


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Jewish-American actress and comedian Roseanne Bar will discuss the theme of forgiveness this September 17 at the LA Saban Theater. The discussion, titled "Is America a forgiving nation?" will be moderated by Editor in Chief of the Jewish Journal David Suisaa and include Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

An Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner, Roseanne Barr is known for her out-spoken support of U.S. President Donald Trump and a daring, often provocative, sense of humor. 

In May she was fired from her own show, the revived 10th season of Roseanne, after she tweeted that Valerie Jarrett, a black former aid to Obama, was the result "if the “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby." ”

Roseanne later apologized for her words but ABC cancelled her show.

This was not the first time Roseanne used Tweeter to present alarming views. She claimed Hungarian-born Jewish-American business magnate George Soros was a Nazi collaborator in occupied Hungary [he was 13 years old at the time] a false-rumor that was proven as wrong many times in the past. Roseanne apolegized for that remark as well.

Her range was not limited to the U.S. alone, in 2015 she attacked Israeli television critic Rogel Alpher and advised him to stfu [Shut the fuck up] "privileged fat skinhead”." Alpher, who holds extreme Left-wing views, is often a powerful critic of Israeli society and politics as he sees them.

The upcoming discussion at the historic Saban Theatre might signal the return of the much liked Roseanne to the American cultural scene, should America be able to forgive her.

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