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Richard Rabkin

Richard Rabkin is the President and CEO of Jewlarious

My Cousin in Gaza

My Cousin in Gaza

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Married one month ago, my 20-year-old cousin is risking his life for Israel and the Jewish people.


15 Things About Israel that Make Me Smile

15 Things About Israel that Make Me Smile

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On my recent trip to Israel I came across some things that made me smile. Come look at my pictures!


All One Family

All One Family

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Visiting Israel this week, I’ve never felt more a part of Am Yisrael.


The Sights and Sounds of Kosherfest

The Sights and Sounds of Kosherfest

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A picture perfect tour of the recent kosher food trade show at the Meadowlands in New Jersey.


I Can Do That

I Can Do That

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After a tragic accident that left him paralyzed, Rabbi Yehuda Simes inspires others to tackle life’s challenges.


The One-Week No Cell Phone Challenge

The One-Week No Cell Phone Challenge

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Could you survive an entire week without your cell phone? One man survives to tell the tale.


The Baker's Tale

The Baker's Tale

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The remarkable story of a Jewish boy in the Holocaust and the non-Jewish family that saved him.


Arab Spring and Israeli Summer

Arab Spring and Israeli Summer

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Israel is showing the world how it’s done once again. This time, it’s how to protest.


Seoul Man

Seoul Man

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I have a message for my Korean exchange student, 20 years in the making.


Summerhood

Summerhood

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Jacob Medjuck’s new film has won 7 out of the 9 film festivals it has entered. PIXAR is a fan. But you won’t be able to see it if the big movie studios get their way.


Not Your Typical Nice Jewish Boy

Not Your Typical Nice Jewish Boy

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Robert Cait went from Professional Wrestling to Standup Comedy. Not your typical nice Jewish boy.


Funny Business

Funny Business

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Nothing says "funny" like a Harvard MBA.


A Good Friend

A Good Friend

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Ari Teman: web guru, social activist and comedian.


Schlock Rock Rocks

Schlock Rock Rocks

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Making a livelihood in Jewish music hasn't been easy, but Lenny Solomon has loved every minute of it.


House Alter Ego

House Alter Ego

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An interview with David Shore, the creator, writer and executive producer of the award winning medical drama House.


The Mensch from Manhattan

The Mensch from Manhattan

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Comedian Robert Klein is a nice guy in a tough business.


The Sadness behind the Laughter

The Sadness behind the Laughter

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Comedian Shecky Green's life hasn't been all laughs.


Stand Up and Sit Down

Stand Up and Sit Down

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My first brush with stand up comedy was no laughing matter.


Laughing for Peace

Laughing for Peace

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The Israeli-Palestinian Comedy Tour isn't trying to solve the crisis in the Middle East, although it would be funny if they did.


British, Jewish and Proud

British, Jewish and Proud

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British comedian Josh Howie talks about being Jewish in his act, even in a country that is becoming increasingly anti-Semitic.


The First Jewish Grammy

The First Jewish Grammy

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David McLees has accomplished many things in the music industry, but he is most proud of his "Jewish Grammy."


Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

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A business trip to French speaking Montreal taught me a lesson in Jewish unity.


Funny Business

Funny Business

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Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada is serious about changing the world, one laugh at a time.


Was Elvis Presley Jewish?

Was Elvis Presley Jewish?

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Orthodox Elvis impersonator Dan Hartal a.k.a. "Schmelvis" thinks so.


The Matisyahu of Stand Up Comedy

The Matisyahu of Stand Up Comedy

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For Yisrael Campbell, the journey from Catholicism to Judaism is a real laugh.


The Dating Guy: The Wedding Day (3 of 3)

The Dating Guy: The Wedding Day (3 of 3)

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A play-by-play description of the happiest day of my life.


The Dating Guy: Popping the Question (2 of 3)

The Dating Guy: Popping the Question (2 of 3)

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After searching for my soul mate for so long, there was only one thing that I could do when I found her: propose. Not as easy as it sounds.


Marc the Explorer

Marc the Explorer

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A stand-up comedian's brush with tragedy teaches him that laughter helps keep you connected to spirituality.


This Rabbi Can Rock

This Rabbi Can Rock

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Shmuel Skaist drinks beer and thinks of himself as a rock star. He also has six kids and is a rabbi. He sees no contradiction between the two.


The Dating Guy: My Last Blind Date (1 of 3)

The Dating Guy: My Last Blind Date (1 of 3)

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It's hard keeping your spirits up while going through the seemingly never-ending journey of dating. But don't panic - your soul mate is out there.


Jackie Mason: King of Jewish Comedy

Jackie Mason: King of Jewish Comedy

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An exclusive Jewlarious interview with a comedian who is truly Jewlarious.


He Knows if You've Been Naughty or Nice

He Knows if You've Been Naughty or Nice

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Mind reader Marc Salem knows what you're thinking. Be very careful.


The Daily Show with Rob Kutner

The Daily Show with Rob Kutner

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An interview with the four-time Emmy Award winning comedy writer.


The Hip-Hop Hebrew

The Hip-Hop Hebrew

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Jewish comedian Eric Schwartz thinks that rap music is strictly Kosher.


The Outsider

The Outsider

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Ophira Eisenberg is a little bit of an outsider. But that's what makes her funny.


A Stand Up Jew

A Stand Up Jew

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Comedian Steve Mittleman has performed for just about everyone. But his favorite thing to do is to make Jewish people laugh.


Me, Dave Chappelle and My Yarmulke

Me, Dave Chappelle and My Yarmulke

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Comedian Dave Chappelle taught me an important lesson about being Jewish.


Comedy is Calling

Comedy is Calling

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Modi is a comedian who is proud to be Jewish. He wants you to be proud about it too.


Laughter and Tears

Laughter and Tears

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A stand up comedian grapples with laughter during trying times.


God's Comedian

God's Comedian

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Mark Schiff thinks that G-d is funny. G-d probably thinks Mark Schiff is funny too -- most people do.


The Kippah Debate

The Kippah Debate

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Wearing a yarmulke is no easy decision. It signifies to the world – and to its wearer – that it sits on top of a committed Jew.


Cheeseburger Island

Cheeseburger Island

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Facing a challenge is a noble endeavor. Putting yourself in a dangerous situation may be stupid.


Are Jews X-Men?

Are Jews X-Men?

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The movie "X-Men" describes a group of mutants who are rejected by the rest of humanity. For me, it hit very close to home.


Jerry! Jerry!

Jerry! Jerry!

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The guests aren't the only fools: You can actually feel yourself getting dumber when you watch humiliation fests like "Jerry Springer Show".


Confessions of a Television-a-holic

Confessions of a Television-a-holic

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I have decided to go without television for an entire week. And believe me, this is a big deal.


Pillsbury Doughboy Burned in Tragic Passover Cleaning Accident

Pillsbury Doughboy Burned in Tragic Passover...

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Loveable American icon toasted, then laid to rest.


The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

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One of the liveliest Shabbat dinners we hosted was with a group of deaf teenagers.


Israel Initiates Recycling Program; Arab Street Erupts in Anger

Israel Initiates Recycling Program; Arab Street...

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Street sweepers being ambushed for allegedly tampering with sanctity of Holy City.


My Team

My Team

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My intense relationship with the San Francisco 49ers taught me how to feel a part of the Jewish People.


Mel Gibson Demands Kramer Apology

Mel Gibson Demands Kramer Apology

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Racist remarks cause outrage from Hollywood racist.