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Jake Gyllenhaal On Shalom Sesame

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For those of you who are unfamiliar with Shalom Sesame (most of you), it was a version of Sesame Street produced in the 80′s and 90′s that was meant to introduce little PBS watching Jewish kids to Israel. Just like the real Sesame Street, it had Big Bird and Burt and Ernie, but Burt only spoke Hebrew, and instead of Big Bird being the main character, the lead was a huge pink porcupine named Kippy (see right). It was seriously weird. And then there would be celebrities like Itzhak Pearlman (Kids Love Itzhak Pearlman!!) and Ben from Growing Pains as guest stars. The show was all over the place in the Jewiest way possible. In this previous post, there was a brief mention of Shalom Sesame with a link to its theme song. It was by searching for the theme song on YouTube that led us to the following video.
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