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Rabbis Go Hollywood For High Holy Days Sermon Tips - Forward.com

08/23/2011 04:46 pm ET | Updated Oct 24, 2011

Comedy writer Janet Leahy was working on an episode of "The Simpsons" a couple of years ago, when her rabbi asked her for three jokes to punch up his Rosh Hashanah sermon.

With this year's High Holy Days looming, Leahy sat on the sun-drenched terrace of the Stephen S. Wise Temple and listened attentively to two other rabbis pitching ideas for their biggest sermons of the year.

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