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.

Jewish Firsts 2

Jewish firsts and ground breaking Jews.

Hail the Mighty Caesar

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

Jewish Firsts

Jewish firsts or ground-breaking Jews.

Would Jew Believe #39

Would Jew Believe that…Bugs Bunny was Jewish?!

25 Things for Jews to do on December 25th

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

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

The New Yiddish Dictionary II

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

The Funniest-Jewish-Jokes-Ever Calendar 2014

A few of my favorite Jewish jokes for 2014.

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

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

Uri Geller, CIA Masterspy?

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

Stars of David: Stanley Kramer

Producer Stanley Kramer was the conscience of a generation.

Don’t Ask Non-Jews This, Part 2

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

Don’t Ask Non-Jews This: Part I

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

Would Jew Believe #38: Yom Kippur Edition

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

Father Labor

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


My favorite (OK weird) Jewperstitions.

A Writer’s Life

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

Jewish Feng Shui

Lotus Touts vs. Jewish Touts.

The New Yiddish Dictionary

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

WouldJew Believe #37

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

We Jews: Memorial Day Edition

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

Don’t Ask the In-Laws This

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

Celebrities on their Jewish Mothers

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

We Jews: Pioneer American Jewish Mothers

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

My “Farflucket” List

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

Holocaust FAQs

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

Jewish Paraprosdokians 2

40 more paraprosdokians for the articulate Jew.

The Gift of Kvetch III

Confessions from a creative kvetcher…

Jumping the Gefilte

Ever heard the expression “Jumping the Shark”? Now introducing…”Jumping the Gefilte!”

Confessions of a Jewish Food Hoarder

I hope living a life trying to do mitzvahs whites out hoarding a few soy sauce packets.

WouldJew Believe: The Purim Edition

Outrageous, odd and interesting Jewish facts to get you into the Purim spirit.

Jewish Royalty: The “Middlesteins?”

Will the next prince or princess of England actually be Jewish?

A Salute to Chicken Soup

Our relationship with chicken soup runs deep.

Stars of David: David Mamet

Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet stands up for Israel.

The Jewish Infomercial

Infomercials are so unJewish. Here are my pitches for some Jewish infomercial products.

Jew Year’s Resolutions

I won’t call the FBI if a loved one is 10 minutes late. 15 minutes, maybe.

The Gift of Kvetch: Part II

Confessions from a creative kvetcher.

WouldJew Believe 34: Hanukkah Edition

In the year 3031, there won’t be a Hanukkah?!

The Gift of Kvetch

Kvetching is a necessary part of life! Here’s why…

WouldJew Believe #33

A leading American Jew attending the first Thanksgiving, a holiday possibly derived from Sukkot?!


In every Jewish committee, there’s always one of these…


My grown son moved back in with me, and sure I love him, but seriously – enough already!

Stars of David: Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra’s life was full of inconsistencies. But in his support for Israel he was remarkably consistent.

The Funniest Jewish Jokes, Part 3

My favorite jokes including one that explains the secret to Jewish survival.

The Second Time Around

With the death of my husband, I’ve suddenly found myself part of a terrifying new demographic: Jewish Boomer Single.

WouldJew Believe #31

Interesting and odd Jewish facts including the first Jewish gold medalist of the 2012 London games.

The Funniest Jewish Jokes. Part 2

These classic jokes are quintessentially Jewish and put me into hysterics.

Receive the Aish.com Weekly Email

Sign up to our Aish Weekly Update Jewsletter.

Our privacy policy