Actor and comedian Jack Black is trying to send his kids to Hebrew school and according to him, it was a Passover song that helped his 5 year old’s bid for acceptance.
Black, who appeared on Conan O’Brien last night, told the late-night host and comedian that although he and his wife “have not been to synagogue for years” they want to send their children to a “good Hebrew school”.
His oldest child is getting ready for Kindergarten and Black says that while he is an atheist, but “technically a Jew”, he has experience with Rosh Hashana and Passover, and the latter ended up coming in handy during the interview process.
When the school asked Black and his wife what they do for Passover, the comedian mentioned his wife’s grandfather’s Hagaddah, – the book used during Passover – which the family uses during the seder each year. Black then began to sing his favorite Passover tune.
“I could see the other parents that were waiting in line were looking at us very judgmentally, like, ‘you don’t really care about Passover,’” Black told O’Brein.
The song, he said, “is the original heavy metal song”.