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About the Author

Marnie Winston-Macauley

Quirky, no-nonsense, funny, Marnie – writer, editor, author, lecturer, clinician, and administrator -- is a straight-shooter, who has a distinctive voice and takes on the world in her columns, features, and books. Her advice column was syndicated through Tribune Media Services, and it currently appears in Singular magazine as Singular Solutions. Marnie has written over 20 books/calendars, including the series “A Little Joy, A Little Oy." Her books include Yiddishe Mamas: The Truth About the Jewish Mother and A Little Joy, A Little Oy (pub. AndrewsMcMeel). She is also an award-winning “calendar queen” having written over 20. She has been nominated for both an Emmy and Writers Guild award. Thefullwiki.org has listed Marnie Macauley on their list of top Jewish_American writers, dead or living. (She’s still deciding which.) She was also chosen as a Distinguished Woman in Las Vegas in March of 2014.

Marnie invites you to join her on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Her website: www.marniemacauley.com and you can reach her at asksadie@aol.com. For counseling she can also be reached at Liveperson: http://www.prestoexperts.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?CatID=10341&ExpID=562114&twid=2&BanID=18787

Theodore Bikel: A Jewish Man for All Seasons

Theodore Bikel: A Jewish Man for All Seasons

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The Tony award winning actor famous for playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof dies at 91.


You Call that Funny?

You Call that Funny?

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Jewlarious is looking for contributors. Here are my 10 tips. Whether you want them or not.


“Hair” Apparent

“Hair” Apparent

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I’ve updated my author photo. Curls and all.


Jews and July 4th

Jews and July 4th

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There were over 2000 Jews in colonial America and many took part in the Revolutionary War. Here’s their story.


More Advice from a Meshuggah Jewish Mom

More Advice from a Meshuggah Jewish Mom

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You should get one of those Medic Alert thingies so you don’t lie on the floor screaming.


Fascinating Jewish Fathers and Sons

Fascinating Jewish Fathers and Sons

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With Father’s Day around the corner, here’s our salute to some extraordinary Jewish fathers.


Gentile Guilt Vs. Jewish Guilt II

Gentile Guilt Vs. Jewish Guilt II

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Jews feel guilty if we don’t complain; Gentiles feel guilty for making a fuss.


Gentile Guilt Vs. Jewish Guilt

Gentile Guilt Vs. Jewish Guilt

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Believe it or not, Jews don’t have a monopoly on guilt.


Jewish Celebrities who Served in World War II

Jewish Celebrities who Served in World War II

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In honor of Memorial Day, we acknowledge Jewish celebrities who served in World War II.


The Four Corners of the Earth

The Four Corners of the Earth

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The story of the Jewish communities of Bahrain and Tahiti.


Dating Advice from a Meshuggah Jewish Mom

Dating Advice from a Meshuggah Jewish Mom

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Why won’t my son introduce me to his girlfriend? I’m sure she’ll love me unless I hate her first.


Would Jew Believe #40

Would Jew Believe #40

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DidJew know a Jew invented those soy sauce take out packets we all know and love? Who nu?


One on One with Barbie

One on One with Barbie

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A sit down interview with the world famous doll who turned 56, and who, it may come as a surprise to many, is Jewish.


Seven Things You Didn’t Know about Matzah

Seven Things You Didn’t Know about Matzah

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Did you know, the TSA has special regulations for security checks on passengers carrying handmade matzah?


Advice from a Meshuggah Mom, Part 2

Advice from a Meshuggah Mom, Part 2

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My advice and witticisms on apparel and appearance.


Advice from a Meshuggah Mom

Advice from a Meshuggah Mom

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From what I told my son about his new apartment to my cousin who wants to maximize an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.


Jackie Mason & Me

Jackie Mason & Me

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I interviewed Jackie Mason 25 years ago. Here, for the first time, I tell the story.


ManSpeak Vs. WomanSpeak 2

ManSpeak Vs. WomanSpeak 2

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Men whatever you do, never tell your wife that her clothes look, or her food tastes “fine.”


ManSpeak Vs. WomanSpeak

ManSpeak Vs. WomanSpeak

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Men and women think we speak the same language. We don’t.


Crash Course in Yiddish Texting, Part II

Crash Course in Yiddish Texting, Part II

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DMGK = Darf min gehn in kolledj or “for this I went to college”?!


Crash Course in Yiddish Texting

Crash Course in Yiddish Texting

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Forget LOL” How about WAICL for “What am I, chopped liver”?


Under the Knife

Under the Knife

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I’m deaf and going in for surgery for a cochlear implant. Send kosher Chinese – please!


Gefilte Tank: Part Two

Gefilte Tank: Part Two

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Suze Essenfeld bought into the Krankheiter – a thermometer that tells you when you are not sick.


The Differences Between Jewish and Non-Jewish New Year’s Resolutions

The Differences Between Jewish and Non-Jewish New...

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“Spend more time with family & friends.” Um… for 3500 Jews have been nailing this one.


If Christmas Songs were Written about Hanukkah

If Christmas Songs were Written about Hanukkah

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Many Christmas songs were written by Jews. If instead they wrote their songs for Hanukkah, this is what they’d look like.


Gefilte Tank

Gefilte Tank

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We Jews need our own “Shark Tank.” Meet “Gefilte Tank.”


5 Things Jews Shouldn’t Do at the Office Holiday Party

5 Things Jews Shouldn’t Do at the Office Holiday...

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If you can’t sing, tell jokes, don’t make the office party your debut.


The 3000 Year Old Jewish Woman, Part 3

The 3000 Year Old Jewish Woman, Part 3

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Meet Sylvia. She’s been around for 3000 years, the last 1200 of which with an enormous bunion. But does she complain? No.


5 Questions Not to Ask a Prospective Jewish Boss

5 Questions Not to Ask a Prospective Jewish Boss

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“Listen, if this interview is going on much longer, can we at least bring in a nosh?”


Confessions of a Clutterphile

Confessions of a Clutterphile

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I thought of going on one of those “Hoarding” reality shows, except they’d make me throw out my stuff. And my stuff is important.


Jewpers

Jewpers

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We Jews love to laugh at ourselves. So let’s do that with some “Jewpers” – or Bloopers involving Jews.


THE 3000 Year Old Jewish Woman: Part Two

THE 3000 Year Old Jewish Woman: Part Two

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Archeologists discovered a 3000 year old woman in the Negev desert named Sylvia. After she woke up from her nap, she had more to say.


The 3000 Year Old Jewish Woman

The 3000 Year Old Jewish Woman

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Archeologists just found a 3000 year old woman in the Negev. And her name is Sylvia.


Joan Rivers: Trailblazer & Israel Supporter

Joan Rivers: Trailblazer & Israel Supporter

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We’ll forever miss the chat.


New Jewish Superheroes

New Jewish Superheroes

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Wholesaleman puts back in people’s pockets what those over-priced department store goniffs are stealing with their fancy-shmancy labels.


The Yiddish and English Quiz

The Yiddish and English Quiz

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Can you tell if it sounds like what it means? Take this quiz and find out.


Robin Williams: A Tribute

Robin Williams: A Tribute

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The struggles and successes of Robin Williams seem to mirror those of the Jewish people.


The Jewish Food Personality Test

The Jewish Food Personality Test

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What do your Jewish food preferences say about you?


Marnie’s Guide to Unique Jewish Diseases II

Marnie’s Guide to Unique Jewish Diseases II

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Part 2 of the abbreviated dictionary of Jewish diseases.


Marnie’s Guide to Unique Jewish Diseases

Marnie’s Guide to Unique Jewish Diseases

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The abbreviated dictionary of Jewish diseases.


A Nice Jewish Boy

A Nice Jewish Boy

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Five stereotypes of Nice Jewish Boys. Is there any truth to them?


The Jewish Father

The Jewish Father

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In honor of Father’s Day, let’s learn about these fascinating Jewish fathers.


The Abbreviated Dictionary of “Nu”

The Abbreviated Dictionary of “Nu”

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Exploring the many meanings of “Nu.”


English Words that Sound Yiddish II

English Words that Sound Yiddish II

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The birth of a new language: Yingloshen.


English Words that Sound Yiddish

English Words that Sound Yiddish

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When the hard truth must be told nothing says it like Yiddish.


Zachor: We Will Never Forget

Zachor: We Will Never Forget

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Ben Lesser a Holocaust survivor, on living a life that matters.


Would Jew Believe: Passover Edition, 2014

Would Jew Believe: Passover Edition, 2014

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Odd and outrageous Passover tidbits…like Cher’s Seder with Gene Simmons?!


Gotcha!

Gotcha!

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Passover cleaning has on our doorstep, so here are some silly jokes to get you laughing…before you get cleaning.


The New Yiddish Dictionary, Part 3

The New Yiddish Dictionary, Part 3

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New Jewish words for Jewish young adults like…the “Tsourisphere.”


The Shtetl Olympics

The Shtetl Olympics

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With the Sochi Olympics now over, let’s go back 100 years and imagine what a Russian “Olympics” in these shtetls would have really looked like.