web analytics
April 17, 2014 / 17 Nisan, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Spa 1.2 Combining Modern Living in Traditional Jerusalem

A unique and prestigious residential project in now being built in Mekor Haim Street in Jerusalem.



Critics: Joan Should Cry a River over Crude Holocaust Joke

Rivers, as usual, laughed at her own so-called joke
The Comedy Central Roast Of Joan Rivers - Show

Share Button

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has castigated comedienne Joan Rivers, whose husband’s family lost many family members in the Holocaust, for a “vulgar and offensive” joke on her show the day after Sunday’s Academy Awards Viewing Party.

After German-born supermodel Heidi Klum arrived at the Oscars in a revealing dress, the New York Daily News reported that Rivers commented, “The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens.” Rivers, as usual, laughed at her own so-called joke, and she later refused to apologize after ADL president Abraham Foxman  scolded her, saying, “Of all people, Joan Rivers should know better.”

Rivers didn’t miss a beat and defended herself by replying, “My husband lost the majority of his family at Auschwitz, and I can assure you that I have always made it a point to remind people of the Holocaust through humor.”

Foxman was aghast. “Making it worse, not one of her co-hosts made any effort to respond or to condemn this hideous statement, leaving it hanging out there and giving it added legitimacy through their silence,” he said.

Rivers and the ADL have gone head-to-head in the past. Last fall, The ADL criticized her for angry remark aimed at Costco for refusing to sell her book, “I Hate Everything…Starting With Me,” by declaring, “Germany is where banning books started, and it can start here just as quickly,” she said at the time.

Share Button

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

Leave a comment (Select your commenting platform)

25 Responses to “Critics: Joan Should Cry a River over Crude Holocaust Joke”

  1. Joan Rivers is a totally egocentric prima Dona.

  2. Joan Rivers sounds like the stupid old woman she is. Until she gets a voice lift she should keep her pie hole shut.

  3. Tasteless, pointless, HILARIOUS.

  4. Alan Kardon says:

    I guess her facelift was pulled so tight it strangled her brain.

  5. Alan Kardon says:

    Only a sick mind would find this hilarious. I hope they don't give you a gun permit.

  6. Ned Goldberg says:

    Someone should listen to all of her Ann Frank jokes on recent video. pretty "over the top!"

  7. Ned Goldberg says:

    Someone should listen to all of her Ann Frank jokes on recent video. pretty "over the top!"

  8. Bernhard Rosenberg•6 hours ago −.

    While it was inappropriate and in bad taste, she is Jewish and no ANTI-Semite.Joan Rivers has been supportive of Jewish philanthropic and social causes and is a former Hadassah Woman of the Year. In her books, she makes reference to Jewish holidays and rituals, as well as very trenchant and witty remarks about American Jewish social phenomena—including the Catskill Mountains Borscht Belt, where she performed early in her career. I have heard many of her monologues and she has made such statements before.

  9. Alan Kardon says:

    Nobody should listen to her and maybe she will crawl back under the rock she came from.

  10. Who listens to old Joanie any more and why? Bad Jokes are not a worthwhile living any longer for her. Apologies are too lame and worn out.

  11. Fred Wood says:

    so sad, that a comedian of her quallity should stoop so low.i used to love her houmor, i don't think ill ever see her in the same light again.

  12. Sandra G. Jull says:

    Is she Jewish?

  13. Bella Tonini says:

    Hello?

  14. Stuff a sock in it, Joan.

  15. Shi Yuehan says:

    Oh, just Joan reminding Germany they sent her relatives up the chimney.lest they forget.

  16. Shi Yuehan says:

    Oh, just Joan reminding Germany they sent her relatives up the chimney.lest they forget.

  17. Joan Rivers lacks class, refinement and brains. Take it from where it comes…….she doesn't have the basic mental capacity to realize JUST HOW hurtful these comments are.

  18. A truly perfect comment !

  19. Too much cosmetic surgery seems to reduce blood flow to the brain.

  20. The Holocaust can no longer be about the brutality, the murder of 6 million, the murder of 1.5 million children, all the horrors that go along with it,”It needs to be about what these brave souls went through, what we can learn from it. We need to charter that into education about love, about caring. If we take from it only the horrors and the murders, that will destroy the relevance of the Holocaust.

    RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  21. Anonymous says:

    Rivers has always been vulgar, crude and gross. Now that she is an over-the-hill hag, with so much makeup that you need a knife to scrape it off, it is more pronounced.

  22. Meta Kahn says:

    Of course I mean JoanR.

  23. The only thing she has ever cared about is herself and her career. She is one of the originators of vulgar humor in her desperate need to bolster a career that has been dying for years but awful taste and sick chutzpa keeps her going.

    Jerome S. Kaufman

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...
Current Top Story
Unit 9900 is an intelligence unit that utilizes the unique capabilities of soldiers on the autism spectrum.
Autism in the IDF: Uniquely Talented Soldiers
Latest News Stories
South Florida teen stabbed in high school gym.

Teen stabbed in South Florida high school.

Birkat Cohanim 2014

The Kotel Plaza, the stairs, the Kotel entrance, the roads, everything was packed for Birkat Cohanim – the Priestly Blessing of the People – now imagine if this had been held on top of Har HaBayit, the Temple Mount!

Arab road terrorists often use huge boulders to create obstacle courses in the road to slow down drivers -- and then hurl huge rocks at their hapless victims in the hope of murdering them.

Four Israeli citizens were hurt Thursday in a road terror attack near Tekoa in Gush Etzion.

Arab rioters hurl objects at Israeli security personnel who use pepper spray to quell the violence emanating from the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount.

Israel Police closed access to the Temple Mount to Jews and other non-Muslims on Thursday due to Arab violence.

Jews in Donetsk, Ukraine this week were ordered to “register” themselves and their assets.

U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East Martin Indyk is on his way back to the region to revive talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Hebron is proving to be a popular family tourist site during the Passover Holiday.

Hundreds attended the funeral of Police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrachi, who was slain by terrorists on Passover eve.

A local Jewish merchant was stabbed Monday on the island of Djerba.

The Israeli hi-tech company Matrix has announced it is opening a “massive training center” in Nanjing, China.

Rabbis have been busy with preparations for the traditional Birkat Kohanim, Priestly Blessing, set for Thursday.

The suspect charged in the pre-Passover shooting deaths of three people outside two Kansas Jewish centers is a known white supremacist.

More than 400 people sat down at the first seder this year at the Chabad House of Bangkok, Thailand.

The following is President Obama’s statement on Passover (April 14, 2014). As he has in the past, the President held an official Passover Seder at the White House. Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those celebrating Passover in the United States, in Israel, and around the world. On Tuesday, just as we […]

PM Binyamin Netanyahu blamed Palestinian Authority incitement for the terrorist murder of a police officer on Passover eve.

More Articles from Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
Police manhandle a youth in expulsion from the Hebron Peace house in December 2008.

The government’s approval of Jews moving into the Hebron building marks a return to a bit of political normalcy.

Israel is preparing a program to help absorb an increasing number of Jews making aliyah.

There is nothing like a good round of anti-Semitism to sober up Jews to move to Israel.

Card-carrying Israeli citizens in a totally Arab city in the western Galilee already are preparing celebrations for what they expect will be the return of their “heroes” who killed Israelis in terrorist attacks. The United States is trying to work out a deal with Israel to allow freeing several Arab terrorists with Israeli citizenship in […]

The BDS movement has done us a favor by showing the world they are idiots over the Scarlett-SodaStream duet.

Yesha leader have a problem condemning violence if it carried out “for the cause.”

The Sheldon Adelson Family Foundation has contributed $16.4 million to the Israel Lunar Project to build the world smallest spacecraft that SpaceIL hopes to land on the moon. The donation is nearly half of the project’s budget, estimated at $36 million. SpaceIL is an Israeli non-profit founded at the end of 2010 by three young […]

It might be best to say the Traveler’s Prayer on the airplane before putting on tefillin.

It won’t happen so soon, but it is only a matter of time until Jewish in Efrat finally can be like Jews in Tel Aviv.

    Latest Poll

    Now that Kerry's "Peace Talks" are apparently over, are you...?







    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/joan-should-cry-a-river-over-crude-holocaust-joke-says-critics/2013/02/28/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: