A happy, healthy and sweet New Year! The stars celebrated Rosh Hashanah with holiday wishes for their A-list peers – and all their fans.
“Shana Tova to everyone celebrating! Wishing you a happy and healthy new year.” Doug Emhoffwho is the first Jewish wife of a president or vice president, shared in a joyful address to the country on Monday, September 26. Vice president Kamala Harriswho married Emhoff in 2014, shared her own message to the public a day earlier.
“Shana Tova! @SecondGentleman and I send our warmest wishes for a happy, healthy and sweet New Year to all those celebrating Rosh Hashanah,” she said. tweeted on Sunday, September 24, next to an image of a jar of honey and apples. (Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – is typically celebrated by dipping apples and challah, a type of bread, in honey for a “sweet” New Year. The common greeting, as the stars have shared this holiday, is “shana tova,” which translates to “happy new year” in Hebrew.)
Comedian Sarah Silvermanin turn, it had a decidedly different – and hilarious – message for its followers.
“I was at a coffee shop and spilled a little by accident, resulting in an ‘oy’,” the comedian wrote via twitter on Tuesday, September 26th. “A guy next to me said ‘did you just say ‘oy?’ and I said yes and he said, ‘Happy New Year.’ Life is sweet.”
Inside a follow-up tweet, she joked, “…and that’s when I realized it was rosh Hashanah. #badjew #ShanaTova.”
Barry Star Henry Winkler tweeted best wishes to all of his followers on Monday. “A HAPPY and SWEET New Year to you all!!” Happy Days Alum, 76, wrote.
“Shana Tova my friend!!!” replied Frozen Star Josh Gad.
“Sweet Happy New Year to you and your Henry🍎🕊🙏🏻”, Broadway Icon and Cheers alum baby Neuwirth wrote in reply.
Winkler opened up about his Jewish identity earlier this year when visiting Israel for the first time.
“I love being Jewish,” actor The Jerusalem Post said in April, later telling i24 News that he was “very happy” to be in Israel for the first time. (The Scream star is starring in the USA-Israel show, Chanshi.)
Emhoff, for his part, told Politico the same month that he initially did not expect to discuss his Judaism so much when he became second gentleman in January 2021.
“I was anticipating, ‘Who cares that I’m Jewish?’” he told the channel. “I didn’t expect to feel the way I felt to be in that role.”
Now, however, the lawyer has happily embraced his historic role. “When you see a bunch of kids cheering for someone they see in this position who is a Jew… I was reflecting, 40-something years ago, if I was in this assembly and you told me there would be a married Jew vice president, I would have said: ‘There’s no way. There’s just no way,'” he added.