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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

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.


Sean Penn & Other Heroes

Sean Penn & Other Heroes

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Sean Penn helped rescue businessman Jacob Ostreicher from Bolivia. Let’s thanks Penn and these other lesser known heroes.


Jewish Firsts 2

Jewish Firsts 2

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Jewish firsts and ground breaking Jews.


Hail the Mighty Caesar

Hail the Mighty Caesar

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Sid Caesar passed away at the age of 91, but the laughter he created lives on.


Jewish Firsts

Jewish Firsts

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Jewish firsts or ground-breaking Jews.


Would Jew Believe #39

Would Jew Believe #39

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Would Jew Believe that…Bugs Bunny was Jewish?!


25 Things for Jews to do on December 25th

25 Things for Jews to do on December 25th

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Plan a treasure hunt to find a grocery store that’s open and ask them for the gefilte fish section.


Marnie’s Guide to Hypochondria

Marnie’s Guide to Hypochondria

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Think you’re a hypochondriac? Come and learn from the master.


The New Yiddish Dictionary II

The New Yiddish Dictionary II

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New Jewish words for Jewish young adults like… “gefiltering.”


The Funniest-Jewish-Jokes-Ever Calendar 2014

The Funniest-Jewish-Jokes-Ever Calendar 2014

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A few of my favorite Jewish jokes for 2014.


The Lost Art of Letter Writing

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

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A study shows that 9 out of 10 children have never written a proper letter.


Uri Geller, CIA Masterspy?

Uri Geller, CIA Masterspy?

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy: An interview with Israeli mentalist Uri Geller.


It's the Little Things

It's the Little Things

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What me, worry?


Stars of David: Stanley Kramer

Stars of David: Stanley Kramer

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Producer Stanley Kramer was the conscience of a generation.


Don’t Ask Non-Jews This, Part 2

Don’t Ask Non-Jews This, Part 2

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Like: “When you got that 82 in physics your mom was actually happy?”


Don’t Ask Non-Jews This: Part I

Don’t Ask Non-Jews This: Part I

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Like: So your last name’s Cooper. Tell me what was it before?


Would Jew Believe #38: Yom Kippur Edition

Would Jew Believe #38: Yom Kippur Edition

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Interesting Yom Kippur facts, like…the name used by Palestinians for Yom Kippur.


Father Labor

Father Labor

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The story of Samuel Gompers: father of the American labor and trade union movement.


Jew-Perstitions

Jew-Perstitions

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My favorite (OK weird) Jewperstitions.


A Writer’s Life

A Writer’s Life

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What’s it like to be a writer of Jewish humor? Marnie Macauley tells all.


Jewish Feng Shui

Jewish Feng Shui

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Lotus Touts vs. Jewish Touts.


The New Yiddish Dictionary

The New Yiddish Dictionary

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New Yiddish words for Jewish young adults – like…blogshert!


WouldJew Believe #37

WouldJew Believe #37

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Weird wild and wacky Jewish facts like…getting out the Jewish vote in Pakistan.


We Jews: Memorial Day Edition

We Jews: Memorial Day Edition

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Fascinating facts about Jews who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.


Don’t Ask the In-Laws This

Don’t Ask the In-Laws This

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Five questions you should never ask your child’s prospective in-laws.


Celebrities on their Jewish Mothers

Celebrities on their Jewish Mothers

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Jason Alexander’s mother wept when he told her he wanted to become an actor…


We Jews: Pioneer American Jewish Mothers

We Jews: Pioneer American Jewish Mothers

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As Mother’s Day approaches we salute three great pioneer American Jewish mothers.


My “Farflucket” List

My “Farflucket” List

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Some people have a “bucket list; I have a “farflucket list.”


Holocaust FAQs

Holocaust FAQs

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Everything you need to know from the beginning to the end.


Jewish Paraprosdokians 2

Jewish Paraprosdokians 2

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40 more paraprosdokians for the articulate Jew.


The Gift of Kvetch III

The Gift of Kvetch III

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Confessions from a creative kvetcher…


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