Mandy Patinkin’s ‘Homeland’ Blessing

This post first appeared in The Times of Israel.

A blessing from Mandy Patinkin (photo credit: Screenshot the Colbert Report)

A blessing from Mandy Patinkin (photo credit: Screenshot the Colbert Report)

In a bid to get “Homeland” fans to get back to watching the show religiously, Mandy Patinkin gave an attention-grabbing plug for the series’s new season on The Colbert Report.

Not wedded to the notion that the recitation of the Shehechiyanublessing should be limited to Jewish celebrations, Patinkin performed it at an on-air marriage ceremony presided over by Stephen Colbert. It was the “2013 Government Shutdown Wedding of the Century,” which sounds like a gag, but was in fact the legal union of Mike Cassesso and MaiLien Le, a couple whose plans to be wed at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC were thrown in to chaos when Congress failed to pass the spending bill.

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