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Jon Kranz

Jon Kranz is an attorney living in Englewood, New Jersey and a weekly humor columnist for the Jewish Link of New Jersey. Send any comments, questions or insults to jkranz285@gmail.com.

Blessed Blasts

Blessed Blasts

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A shofar blower, in more ways than one, must be willing to take the bull by the horns.


Stroller Derby

Stroller Derby

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If your child can scale Masada, needs a shave or has a driver’s license, then it’s time to get rid of the stroller!


Out of Towners

Out of Towners

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To New Yorkers, anyone from outside the Tri-State area is an “Out of Towner.” And we find your manners adorably considerate.


Thankless Jewish Jobs

Thankless Jewish Jobs

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Let’s hear it for those who shield bar mitzvah boys from celebratory candy throwing.


Bad Buffet Behavior

Bad Buffet Behavior

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The all-you-can-eat buffet is the only thing on this planet that serves more food than the average Jewish mother.


Good Mourning

Good Mourning

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Join me while I highlight the things you should absolutely not utter or attempt when making a shiva call.


Non-vitations

Non-vitations

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We’re not schlepping to Israel for the bar mitzvah of our neighbor’s son, so why are they sending us a fancy schmancy invitation?


The Unreported Benefits of Matzah

The Unreported Benefits of Matzah

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Why matzah is a detective's dream.


Sinai Selfie

Sinai Selfie

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What would the Exodus from Egypt look like to Jews living in the smartphone generation?


Pulpit Fiction

Pulpit Fiction

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Why would any rationale human being choose to become a pulpit rabbi?


The Benefits of Wearing a Kippah

The Benefits of Wearing a Kippah

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I could easily envision an insurance company running an advertisement on a kippah with the slogan, "We've Got You Covered"


A Brief History of Bagels and Lox

A Brief History of Bagels and Lox

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I’m spreading the truth. Call it a “schmear campaign.”


Kosher Kreatures?

Kosher Kreatures?

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Think about how incredibly insulting it must be to pigs when they see kosher Jews eating "Facon."


Sweet Bread

Sweet Bread

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When exactly did challah turn into dessert?


Hanukkah in Vegas

Hanukkah in Vegas

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Forget about Circus Circus, stay at the brand new hotel called Latkes Latkes.


The Laws of Cholent

The Laws of Cholent

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The Jews may be the "Chosen People" but we also are the "Cholent People.”


Up in the Air Chair

Up in the Air Chair

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Why do Jews lift their newlyweds up in the air in chairs?