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Jerry Seinfeld Shares His Thoughts on the Rise of Antisemitism and His Wife's 'Fantastic' Way of Fighting Against It

Jerry Seinfeld Shares His Thoughts on the Rise of Antisemitism and His Wife's 'Fantastic' Way of Fighting Against It

Jerry Seinfeld sat down to talk about the release of his new book, The Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Book as well as give his thoughts on the rise of antisemitism.

The 68-year-old comedian’s wife, Jessica Seinfeld, shared a post that went viral last month that said, “I support my Jewish friends and the Jewish people.” In the caption, she wrote, “If you don’t know what to say, you can just say this in your feed.”

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“She found a simple, and I thought, nonaggressive way to say something that, that, unfortunately, needs to be said, but does need to be said,” Jerry told Today. “And I thought that was very special and fantastic thing she did.”

“We’re so quick to inflame. Both sides of any debate. Women, gender — everything, right? This is the culture we live in, flash paper. Instant violent verbiage, right?” Jerry said of the problem of our culture.

Kanye West took a vow of silence for a month while embarking upon a self-described “30 day cleanse” after making a series of anti-Semitic statements.

The Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Book celebrates the 10th anniversary of his talk show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and was just released on November 22.

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