February 1, 2022 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm #2056933LostsparkParticipant
If so have I committed L”H roasting her on YWN?February 2, 2022 12:51 am at 12:51 am #2056945ujmParticipant
No. Her family was owned by a Goldberg family. Upon emancipation they took their master’s surname.February 2, 2022 3:19 am at 3:19 am #2056967
1. You have not roasted her.
2. She is Jewish, she is named after Rebbetzin Whooppee AH, who was a very pious lady who ran around giving tzedakah, said the entire Sefer Tehillim each week, was the shtetel busybody always worried about the other person level of frumkiet, and fought off the locals who they tried to organize a pogrom, when the pogrom failed, she led the villagers in cheering Whoopee, Whoopee, Whooppee.February 2, 2022 3:20 am at 3:20 am #2056951tamParticipant
She has said that she took the name “Goldberg” so that people in Hollywood might think she was Jewish.
Both her first and last names are what are known as “stage names”February 2, 2022 9:07 am at 9:07 am #2056989Common sense personParticipant
No. She was NOT owned by a Jewish family named Goldberg. Why make up lies. She wanted to become an actress and her family said that you need a Jewish sounding last name to get into the business, so she picked a RANDOM last name . She has no Jewish blood in her what so ever.February 2, 2022 11:31 am at 11:31 am #2057055GadolhadorahParticipant
All the summer camps to which the more modernishe yidden sent their kids back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s had names like Camp Waheenee, Camp Miniwakka, Camp Mohawk, etc. Have you ever heard of a Camp for the kids of indigenous tribes in Oklahoma or South Dakota named Camp Silvershtein or Camp Gavornlik??February 2, 2022 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm #2057085midwesternerParticipant
Her real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson. GIYF.February 2, 2022 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm #2057098
She had a routine where she “acted” like an old Jewish woman for laughs. About as amusing as blackface. An extremely overrated human being.February 2, 2022 1:52 pm at 1:52 pm #2057122Sarah SParticipant
First of all – yuck. The thought that this piece garbage may actually have Jewish blood makes me want to puke. Just hearing her voice makes me want to gag. I don’t believe she is actually anti semitic, but just dumber than dirt like her co-behaimas on “The Spew”. Her theory seems to be that as long as it’s white people (nazis) burning, gassing and destroying other white people (Jews) it can’t possibly be racist. She and her progressive cohorts on the left are proud of their ignorance, and I can guarantee that she will suffer no real consequences. All she got was a two week paid vacation called a “suspension”. What a joke!February 2, 2022 2:17 pm at 2:17 pm #2057133Reb EliezerParticipant
She is ignorant. She does not realize that the nazis considered themselves as the Arian race.February 2, 2022 2:35 pm at 2:35 pm #2057140
@gadolhador Are you referring to the “indigenous” people who crossed the Berring Bridge to “colonized” the Americas?
And are you equating tribal nations to family names?
And what pastoral ideal would have been represented by Silverstein in the 1950s?
editedFebruary 2, 2022 3:01 pm at 3:01 pm #2057144GadolhadorahParticipant
YMRbiat: I am obviously referring to the bizarre notion that adopting a Jewish-sounding surname would increase the likelihood of a black actress finding success in in post-War Hollywood where Jewish movie moguls were doing their best to assimilate into a goiyeshe entertainment velt.February 2, 2022 4:08 pm at 4:08 pm #2057160
@midwesterner, No way! I am shocked to my core, I am sure she was named after Rebbetzin Whooppee and I am sure the LostPark is shocked as well.February 3, 2022 8:03 am at 8:03 am #2057285harryneil25Participant
No, but ben shapiro isFebruary 3, 2022 8:27 am at 8:27 am #2057145
Editing historical fact is a bad look, mod. The Borschr Belt was established by Jews fleeing the Lower East Side, who lived in tenements which were by most accounts unhygienic and yes, rat infested.February 3, 2022 10:06 am at 10:06 am #2057344hujuParticipant
I am fairly certain that all the explanations of Whoopie Goldberg’s name discussed above are wrong. And of course, ujm’s story is wronger than most. Was he trying to be funny or factual? He/she is not good at either.
As for her given name, Caryn, how ironic – “Karen” is slang for an annoying white woman who considers herself entitled to special privileges and likes to complain about black people.February 3, 2022 10:42 am at 10:42 am #2057355jdf007Participant
Was it a random last name? Am I making up history by thinking she said it was the name of one of her agents?
If you’re going to take a name of a specific ethnicity, you have to have heard of it somewhere and be sure it was Jewish right?
Her taking the name proves one theory I have. No one in flyover country cares, and most people probably don’t even know it’s Jewish. So why did these Jewish actors of yesteryear feel the need to change their names other than to make themselves easier to recognize or pronounce possibly in some cases? Having a Jewish name obviously doesn’t do you harm.February 3, 2022 1:48 pm at 1:48 pm #2057360
Everyone is focused on Goldberg, where did the name Whoopi come from?February 3, 2022 1:51 pm at 1:51 pm #2057380Reb EliezerParticipant
What the common sense person says above is in Wikipedia. The mother named her so to get ahead in the acting field and she is not Jewish. Whoopie is named after a whoopie cushion.February 3, 2022 1:57 pm at 1:57 pm #2057453anonymous JewParticipant
I have a true name change story. The stepfather of a friend passed away a few years ago , and his name was Murphy. Apparently he had changed his name so he wouldn’t appear to be Jewish. My friend said the irony was that his stepfather spoke with a heavy , pronounced, Yiddish accent.February 3, 2022 2:52 pm at 2:52 pm #2057508
Reb E, the untold story is that she is named after Rebbetzin Whoopee
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