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. Marnie, who did her graduate work at Columbia University writes relationship features and advice columns.Her advice column was syndicated through Tribune Media Services, and it currently appears in Singular magazine as Singular Solutions and the San Diego Jewish Journal. 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" (winner best calendar content, pub. AndrewsMcMeel). She is also a “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 Nevada 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.


The Jews, Columbus and Thanksgiving

Did you know that Columbus may never have “discovered” the Americans without We Jews?

The Jazz Singer, Yom Kippur & the History of Film

On October 6, 1927, the day before Yom Kippur, “The Jazz Singer” electrified the audience as the first official feature-length film in sound.

Top Neil Simon Quotes and Excerpts

A look at some memorable quotes from the most successful and prolific playwright of the 20th century.

Jewcrastination

How Jews can procrastinate productively.

Don’t Ask Your Elderly Parent This!

Questions an adult child should never ask their Jewish boomer parent.

Top 9 Jewish Jokes about Fathers

In honor of Father’s Day, enjoy some jokes about our beloved Jewish fathers!

Fauxpologies: When Anti-Semites Apologize

When anti-Semites get caught, they are often forced to apologize, or what I call “fauxpologize.”

JMAs: Jewish Mother Agents

If Jewish mothers were in charge of counter terrorism.

Famous Jews and Their Pen Pals

From Anne Frank’s Iowa pen pal to Groucho Marx’s correspondence with T. S. Elliot.

New Plagues for Passover

Some new plagues to relive the Exodus experience.

The Shadchan Stories

Shadchan stories, facts, foibles, and of course … jokes.

Jewkbox: Jewish Musicians who Changed Rock Music

Six members of the tribe, from Bob Dylan to Joey Ramone.

We Jews: Latino Jews

Jewbans, Mexi-Jews. Jewminicans, Jewtinas or Kosher-Ricans.

WE JEWS: Little Known Jewish Inventions

From the flashlight to the flexistraw, these Jewish inventions make life a little better.

NORDISH VS. JEWISH

Two polar opposite cultures: They keep better in ice. We keep better in Miami.

What Jewish History Forgot: Yom Kippur Edition

Studies show that stock prices are tied to Yom Kippur?!

Fighting Fair: Jews vs. Non-Jews

Non-Jews wait for the right time to argue. Jews must get everything off their chests immediately!

Jews and U.S. Independence Day

Secret messages were sent in Yiddish?!

Jewish Legal Dictionary: Jewish Vs. Not Jewish

It’s time for We Jews to create our own legal system.

The Jewish Boomer Driver’s Test

As a Jew, how would you answer the following questions?

Bad Reasons for Not Moving to Israel

There may be some good reasons not to move to Israel. In honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut, here are some bad ones.

Mary Tyler Moore’s Jewish Characters

Mary Tyler Moore, who passed away at the age of 80, proved that Jewish characters could make it on their own.

Kronk’s List: The Jewish Craigslist

Two side-by-side elite cemetery plots in the Maimonides Memorial Cemetery in Beverly Hills, not far from Rodeo!

What Jewish History Forgot: Amazing Covert Rescues

Wilfrid Israel rescued tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, yet few have heard of him.

JEWPOWERS

Who needs a polygraph when you have the Emmesonator!

What Jewish History Forgot: Amazing Events During the High Holy Days

After being pulled from the game, Dodgers pitcher Don Drysdale said, "I bet you wish I was Jewish, too."

More Jewish Traffic Signs

Some traffic signs that We Jews can understand, from my JTB (Jewish Traffic Blog).

Jewish Traffic Signs

Let’s make traffic signs that we Jews can understand!

New Yiddish for Millennials

New words for today's young and fast-moving generation.

What Jewish History Forgot: Three Fascinating Jewish Fathers

Ever heard of Sol Floersheim? Would Jew believe he helped put away Billy the Kid?

Don't Ask a Jewish Allergic Person This!

We Jews adore questions. The answers – eh not so much.

Jewish Mothers Who Helped Build America

May is a month for Mothers, so in their honor, let’s look at a few Jewish mothers who helped build America.

Shakespearowitz?

Shakespeare’s Jewish connection, and a scene from my Jewish rendition of Hamlet, called “Hemlet.”

What Jewish History Forgot: Passover Edition

Do you know who made the first American Haggadah? If you think it was Manischewitz, think again!

Half Genius, Half Jerk

Do you have Unconscious Mental Farblungenheit syndrome?

What Jewish History Forgot

Wyatt Earp, Elvis Presley and Alexander Hamilton all had Jewish connections.

Superman: The Mensch of Steel

Superman, who defined the American comic superhero, did so using Jewish values, implicit in his creators’ psyche.

The New Yiddish Zodiac

If you are a “Pupika” you are an “innie” – an introvert.

Don’t Ask Jewish Boomers This!

“Was that really you in that photo of Cousin Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah? How long ago was that taken?”

Jew Year’s Resolutions?

Them: “Spend more time with family.” Us: “Over 3500 years, we’ve pretty much mastered this one.”

The Nuremburg Trials: 70 Years Later

A brief primer on the historic War Crime Trials.

Three Jewish Artists

Three Jewish artists open up about how their Jewishness helped shape their point of view, professionally and personally.

We Jews: A Hanukkah Round-Up

Who set the world record with a one and a half hour dreidel spin?

The Untold Story of Jews and the First Thanksgiving

Joachim Gaunse, the brilliant metallurgist, was the first Jew to set foot on English soil in North America.

Memories?

My memory is turning into a soft boiled egg.

10 Ways You Can Tell If Non-Jews Have Been Hanging Out with Jews

“Bitsy dahling! Whatever did you mean when you called Alistair a shmendrick while yachting?!”

The Identity Thief

If someone steals my identity, this is what he’s going to find.

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