by Amy Stone

The Hebrew Mamita

You’ve got to feel a certain affectionate respect for Vanessa Hidary when she pours out her “Hebrew Mamita” at Russell Simon’s Def’ Poetry, I am on HBO. She’s out there, a multicultural Jewish girl from Manhattan’s Upper West Side, demanding the largely black and Latino audience, “What does Jewish look like to you? Should I fiddle on a fuckin‘ roof for you?” Then she sings:

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