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February 27, 2013 1:59 pm

Jon Stewart Segment Mocks Dov Hikind Controversy (VIDEO)

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In center, New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind dressed in his controversial Purim costume. Photo: Facebook.

The Dov Hikind Purim costume controversy made its way to Jon Stewart’s  “Daily Show” Tuesday night with a segment blasting criticism of the New York State Assemblyman’s choice of blackface as a “war on Purim.”

Jessica Williams, the show’s “Senior Purim Correspondent,” also mocked Hikind. Purim “is to be celebrated with beautiful costumes of Esther and Mordechai, the heroes in that ancient battle. Then Dov Hikind goes and trivializes it by dressing up as a basketball player.”

As Stewart aptly puts it in response to Williams’s rant: “Somewhere there is a rabbinical college laughing their asses off at this.”

Watch part of the Purim segment below:

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  • Jerry Hersch

    The secularizing/Christianizing of many visible aspects of Jewish holidays/Holydays minimizies their uniquely Jewish aspect and trivializes the singular perspective that is Jewish.
    Indeed Mordechai was not Batman -nor Esther Madonna

  • Jerry Hersch

    She is so absolutely correct