Buber Flash

We confess to not having been big fans of Martin Buber when we read him in grad school. But the other night, we had a super-moving “I-Thou”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_and_Thou moment. Flashback to a month ago, when _Heeb_ publisher “Joshua Neuman”:http://www.joshuaneuman.com/ showed us a scene from Rob Zombie’s “_The Devil’s Rejects_”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0395584/ featuring “Robert Trebor”:http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0871636/ (pictured above) as a creepy, uber-Jewy small town film critic. At the time we thought: “Amusing, but what’s the big deal?” Then, the other night, we’re waiting for the rabbi to finish shmoneh esrey and suddenly, it just hits us, and we have to spend the rest of the service trying to keep from cracking up. We’re not promising that you’ll be as sensitive and attuned as we are, but it’s worth “checking out”:http://youtube.com/watch?v=apfFZMFaPO0 (word to the wise, the scene in question doesn’t start until 2:24 and the first two minutes get a little icky).

And if you can find another entertainment writer who can reference Martin Buber and Rob Zombie in the same paragraph, then read his blog instead of ours (actually, please don’t, we’re so incredibly neeeeeeeeeedy).

What do you think?

About The Author


The Tel Aviv-born, Milwaukee-bred Jewdar has a bachelors' from the University of Wisconsin, a Masters from NYU, and an Honorable Discharge from the US Army, where he spent two years as an infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division. He's the co-author of "The Big Book of Jewish Conspiracies", the Humor Editor of Heeb Magazine, and a watcher of TV. Smarter than most funny people, funnier than most smart people, he lives on the Lower East Side with his wife and two sons.

4 Responses

  1. joshua_neuman

    Wouldn’t describe it as an I-Thou moment, but certainly one of the strangest Jewish moments in all of the history of cinema.

  2. zzppf

    whattaya mean the first two minutes get a little icky???
    You mean the scene in the bedroom with Mrs. Zombie
    before the critic arrives?
    I thought the whole critic scene was brilliant!
    Funny and passionate, about a guy who really knows his stuff
    and doesn’


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