Thursday, May 19, 2005

Life After Yentl

Sure, he's done more things than the Babs movie, but I thought it'd be the easiest way to let you guys realize who Mandy Patinkin is. And why should you know? Because he's one "Hollywood" guy who is doing something great for Israel.

Film and TV star Mandy Patinkin was among the 100 bicyclists from the US who completed Monday a 265-mile six day bike ride in Israel from Jerusalem to Eilat, - all to benefit a unique environmental program in Israel that unites Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian and American students.

Sounds pretty noble. Good for him! (Of course, I haven't had time to research this group but it still got him to Israel -- for the first time in 20 years.)

"Listening to Palestinians and Jews, Germans and Americans, discussing something of common concern - the environment - made me believe that this was the key to solving the peace process," said Patinkin. "We can achieve the impossible."

Way to go, Mandy! Tad naive... but way to go!


At 6:06 PM, Blogger Warren said...

"Way to go, Mandy! Tad naive... but way to go!"


I Guess its better than holding hands and singing "kumbaya".

At 6:33 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Haha...good point.

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my site, Warren. Love your comments over at the beak speaks. And your blog is great too!

At 7:01 PM, Blogger beakerkin said...


Remember this may be hard to believe Babs is a distant blood relative on her mothers side. Thus we do know that liberalism is not

You should see Warrens post on the Montagnards it was a classic.

At 7:03 PM, Blogger patrickafir said...

Good for him indeed! I haven't even heard of him from Yentl, though, because I never saw it. lol

You know, it's really inspiring when people who are in a uniquely opportune position to effect some positive change in the world actually do it.

At 7:08 PM, Blogger Esther said...

beakerkin, I saw that you said that on your site. I used to worship the woman years ago. Total role model. I think she's a little nuts, lol. Sorry. But I know you understand. ;)

Patrick.....he was also on Chicago Hope but I'm guessing that won't help...or the original cast of Evita (playing the Antonio Bandaras role). And I totally agree.

At 1:55 AM, Blogger MissingLink said...

"this was the key to solving the peace process"

I don't want to be rude.

"Tad naive"
I love your gentle understatements and irony.

At 7:37 AM, Blogger Internal Medicine Doctor said...

"the key to solving the peace"

Well....not exactly, but it's a good start, let's put it that way then.

At 10:27 AM, Blogger Esther said...

felis, thanks for getting my humor. :)

mad house madman -- thanks for visiting and commenting! Love your site!

At 1:08 PM, Blogger mr_g said...

Sixty or seventy years ago, had you said that in a few years there would be an established Jewish state in Israel, many would have called your comments naive as well. I can be as cynical as the next guy when it comes to peace, but without the faith that somehow it can be achieved, we close ourselves off to the possibility.

All liberals aren't Kumbaya-singing granola crunchers. Though the ones who are are definitely fun to make fun of.

Oh yeah, Mandy Patankin was also recently a cast member of "Dead Like Me" on Showtime...a really good show that seems to have gone out of production.


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