A rabbi who recorded columnist Helen Thomas making controversial statements about Israel at the White House is making an appearance in Tarrytown as part of his world tour.
For those who don’t remember him, Rabbi David Nesenoff interviewed the dean of the White House press corps in 2010 and asked her for comments about Israel. Thomas responded: “Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine,” and “go home” to Poland and Germany.
Nesenoff posted the video, which was recorded at a Jewish heritage celebration hosted by President Barack Obama, on his website, Rabbilive.com, and it went viral. Thomas eventually resigned from her position at Hearst Newspapers after the White House condemned her remarks.
Three years later, Nesenoff is traveling the world, spreading his message about how Helen Thomas made him a better Jew.
Nesenoff’s one-man show is about his relationship with God, Israel, anti-semitism and his personal journey. It also addresses the cyber-threats and outrage he encountered after posting the interview.
After making stops in Canada, Austrailia and Ireland, Nesenoff is speaking at Tarrytown’s DoubleTree Hotel on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 10:30 a.m. The hotel is located at 455 South Broadway.
Bagels and lox will be served. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling (914) 693-6100.
The event is sponsored by Chabad of the Rivertowns and Chabad of Briarcliff Manor and Ossining.
Photo: Veteran White House journalist Helen Thomas asks a question of President Barack Obama during a 2010 news conference. (Susan Walsh/AP)