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Sun Jun 26, 2016, 08:52 AM

 

Meet Ahamed Weinberg: The Jewish-Muslim-Catholic Comedian

By Sam Kestenbaum
June 26, 2016

Grrowing up, Ahamed had a one-of-a-kind answering machine message. It would leave some callers perplexed.

“As-salamu alaykum, you’ve reached the Weinbergs!”

Ahamed Weinberg, now 24, is channeling his hybrid identity into comedy.

The son of a Jewish father and a Catholic mother who both converted to Islam in Philadelphia, he’s spent years explaining his name and religious background to friends. How does he have an Islamic surname — after the Muslim prophet Muhammed — and an Ashkenazi Jewish last name?

http://forward.com/culture/343471/meet-ahamed-weinberg-the-jewish-muslim-catholic-comedian/

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Sun Jun 26, 2016, 02:12 PM

1. "It's raining frogs, and everyone's picking them up and licking them."




That was good, thanks!

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Sun Jun 26, 2016, 02:52 PM

2. Heh, I never heard of him before.

 

I'll keep an eye out.

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