First things first: I’m back! I’ve been planning a return since the end of December, and I was waiting for juuuuust the right story to usher in my comeback. Yes, I know about Beyoncé’s crowdsourced Super Bowl Halftime Show dealie, but I couldn’t care less about 90% of the words in that headline.
A crowd-funded sequel to the cult classic comedy Hebrew Hammer, though? Where the titular character squares off against Hitler in a time-traveling adventure with his buddy Jesus? That sort of thing is my bag, baby.
The funding campaign can be found on Jewcer, a crowdfunding platform geared specifically towards Jewish and Israeli projects, and as of now, with 20 days to go, has collected $40,000 of its $200,000 goal.
Here’s the video that Jonathan Kesselman posted on the project page, giving a little more detail about the project and the plot:
I thought the original movie was a great bit of fun, as long as it’s not taken too seriously, so the idea of our favorite Jewish private eye bouncing through history to fight the Jews’ ultimate nemesis is one that I can get behind. I plan on donating, and I’ll be watching this campaign closely over the next few weeks. I urge anyone who enjoyed the original movie, or who thinks that the world could use more oddball Jewish cinema, to do the same.