Tzvee Invites Mel Gibson Over for a Shabbos Meal

Tzvee has invited actor Mel Gibson for a visit as part of his “journey of understanding” following an anti-Semitic tirade during a California traffic stop.

“I have followed with great interest the events of the past several days and take your recent public apology very seriously,” Tzvee said in his August 3 blog. “In that spirit, I would like to invite you to visit us in Teaneck, NJ for a real home-cooked Shabbos dinner.”

He added: “We hope that you will consider this offer in good faith and look forward to the opportunity of participating in your journey of understanding.”

Gibson, 50, was charged yesterday with driving under the influence of alcohol and having an elevated blood-alcohol level and an open container of liquor in his car when he was pulled over last week.

Gibson reportedly told the arresting deputy: “The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world,” and asked him: “Are you a Jew?”

Gibson has apologised twice. In his latest statement he addressed the Jewish community, apologising for his “vitriolic and harmful words”.

Gibson has had a troubled relationship with Jewish organisations since his 2004 blockbuster The Passion Of The Christ, which some criticised for portraying Jews as responsible for the death of Jesus. Supporters say the movie followed the Gospel story.

Tzvee added that he is a big fan of Gibson since the release of that Aramaic film. "It is amazing that a film in the ancient language of the Targum and the Talmud could be such a success," Tzvee said. He promised Mel that after Kiddush they would sing some favorite Aramaic shabbos zemiros (songs) which he was sure would please Gibson.

There has been no reply yet from the Gibson organization.

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