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.
Sean Penn helped rescue businessman Jacob Ostreicher from Bolivia. Let’s thanks Penn and these other lesser known heroes.
Sid Caesar passed away at the age of 91, but the laughter he created lives on.
Plan a treasure hunt to find a grocery store that’s open and ask them for the gefilte fish section.
Think you’re a hypochondriac? Come and learn from the master.
New Jewish words for Jewish young adults like… “gefiltering.”
A few of my favorite Jewish jokes for 2014.
A study shows that 9 out of 10 children have never written a proper letter.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy: An interview with Israeli mentalist Uri Geller.
Producer Stanley Kramer was the conscience of a generation.
Like: “When you got that 82 in physics your mom was actually happy?”
Like: So your last name’s Cooper. Tell me what was it before?
Interesting Yom Kippur facts, like…the name used by Palestinians for Yom Kippur.
The story of Samuel Gompers: father of the American labor and trade union movement.
What’s it like to be a writer of Jewish humor? Marnie Macauley tells all.
New Yiddish words for Jewish young adults – like…blogshert!
Weird wild and wacky Jewish facts like…getting out the Jewish vote in Pakistan.
Fascinating facts about Jews who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Five questions you should never ask your child’s prospective in-laws.
Jason Alexander’s mother wept when he told her he wanted to become an actor…
As Mother’s Day approaches we salute three great pioneer American Jewish mothers.
Some people have a “bucket list; I have a “farflucket list.”
Everything you need to know from the beginning to the end.
Ever heard the expression “Jumping the Shark”? Now introducing…”Jumping the Gefilte!”
I hope living a life trying to do mitzvahs whites out hoarding a few soy sauce packets.
Outrageous, odd and interesting Jewish facts to get you into the Purim spirit.
Will the next prince or princess of England actually be Jewish?
Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet stands up for Israel.
Infomercials are so unJewish. Here are my pitches for some Jewish infomercial products.
I won’t call the FBI if a loved one is 10 minutes late. 15 minutes, maybe.
In the year 3031, there won’t be a Hanukkah?!
A leading American Jew attending the first Thanksgiving, a holiday possibly derived from Sukkot?!
My grown son moved back in with me, and sure I love him, but seriously – enough already!
Frank Sinatra’s life was full of inconsistencies. But in his support for Israel he was remarkably consistent.
No eating pickles on Rosh Hashanah?
My favorite jokes including one that explains the secret to Jewish survival.
With the death of my husband, I’ve suddenly found myself part of a terrifying new demographic: Jewish Boomer Single.