My prayers are with you Joan. Since I was a teenager I watched your show with my Dad who laughed so hard he had
choking attacks. You brought global understanding to the humor of the Jewish faith. Everything you said rang the
Synagogue bells, and blew out the candles of the Menorah. In moments of family tension the conversation turned to you; and everyone would
recite a joke and gather in laughter. Your unique talent to sabotage prejudice with humor, sliced silent moments of awkwardness.
You have me in your prayers to raise up in your bed and shout? Where’s my goddamn shoes?
Love to you Melissa, the daughter any one of us looks up to as the eternal light in her mother’s life.