Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt recently wrote an open letter to comedienne Sarah Silverman in JewishPress.com, where he criticized Silverman's Let My People Vote campaign and her failure to marry and start a family. Rosenblatt believes a family would fill a hole in her life.
Rabbi Rosenblatt wrote in part:
I think you have latched on to politics because you are searching for something to build. There is only so much pulling down one can do without feeling utterly destructive.... You are driven. You are passionate. I pray that you channel your drive and direct your passion to something positive, something that will make you a better and more positive person, something that will allow you to touch eternity and truly impact the world forever. I pray that you pursue marriage and, if you are so blessed, raise children.
In response Silverman's father, Donald Silverman, wrote a scathing response in the comments section of Rosenblatt's article:
Hey *sshole: Daughter #1 is a rabbi. Not by your standards. She's reform. How dare she, a lowly woman think god wants her to be a rabbi, created from a mere rib. Her hubby, three times nominated for a nobel peace prize was listed by the Jerusalem Post as the 49th most influential jew in the world built the worlds largest solar field in israel. By the way, Sarah was also on the list. I missed your name. Oldest granddaughter is serving in the Israel Defense Forces. I'm sure you also served.Oh I forgot the orthodox don't do that. You don't f*ck with my family.