Adam Sandler was born on September in Brooklyn, New York, to Judy and Stanley Sandler. At he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took the stage at a Boston comedy club.
The article "The Commentator: Is Adam Sandler Our Greatest Jewish Mind?" by Daniel Treiman discuses the idea that although Adam Sandler is a comedian who touches on religion in silly, sometimes vague ways, he is our "greatest Jewish mind" because he has given us one of the only Jewish-themed holiday movies and songs ("Eight Crazy Nights" and "The Hanukkah Song") as well as treats Judaism realistically in some other movies ("50 First Dates" and "Don't Mess With The Zohan"). (critique)