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.


The Funniest Jewish Jokes. Part 2

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

Have you Heard the One About…

The funniest Jewish Jokes I’ve heard – and why.

Crash Course in Texting for Parents

Did your parents ever speak another language so you wouldn’t understand? Well it’s happening again, but this time, your kids are the culprits.

A Brief History of Challah

On my favorite cooking show “Chopped,” I was horrified to see them repurposing our precious Shabbat delicacy – challah.

My 15 Minutes

Several years ago I had a brush with celebrity – I starred in my own TV pilot.

The Gentle Art of Condolences

Jewlarious writer Marnie Macauley grieves for the loss of her beloved husband, and thanks those who have comforted her.

WouldJew Believe: Israel Edition

Remarkable facts about our beloved homeland.

We Jews: Medal of Honor Winners

Profiles of some of the many Jewish Medal of Honor recipients.

Jewish Mothers in the Holocaust

There are no words to describe their valor, only prayers.

The History of Hatikvah

In celebration of Israel’s birthday we examine the history of our national anthem.

Jewish Paraprosdokians

50 paraprosdokians for the articulate Jew.

Would Jew Believe: The Passover Edition

People used to make artistic designs using matzah perforations…

When Children Lie

Why small children lie and what to do about it.

Don’t Ask Your JYA’S This

Questions Jewish parents should never ask their Jewish Young Adult (JYA) children.

A Celebration of Seltzer

Who remembers the days when we drank seltzer? It’s time to return to the good old days!

We Jews: Presidential Jewish Firsts

In honor of President’s Day, We Jews honor American presidents and their famous Jewish firsts.

Abraham Lincoln and the Jews

Honest Abe loved the Jewish people. But could he have been one of us?

The Jewish Disorder Manual II

My diagnostic manual for Jewish disorders is back!

WouldJew Believe #30

Would Jew believe Jazz great Louis Armstrong wore a star of David and spoke Yiddish?

The Jewish Disorder Manual

My very own Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for my very own people.

We Jews 15: British Edition

Fascinating facts about London’s Jews.

The Jewish Grinch

As a Jew, I love the Christmas season, because it reminds me that I am different.

Jewish Empty Nesters

You know you're one when…

WouldJew Believe #29

Would you believe a non-Jew sues his employer for discouraging him from wearing a kippah at work?

Don’t Ask Your Children This

Questions Jewish parents should never ask their children.

Yiddish Curses for the New Millennium

He should grow like an onion with his head in the ground.

Raising Different Drummers

You can't change your child's personality. Embrace it.

Finding Beauty in Tragedy

My husband just had a devastating stroke and the power of Jewish humor is helping me get through it.

Like Totally Awesome

Millennial-Speak: Totally awesome ways to butcher an already totally awesome language.

WouldJew Believe #28

Outrageous, odd and interesting facts, such as…Facebook saves a Jewish child’s life?

The Manipulative Child

Red flags and how to break the cycle.

We Jews 14: Celebrity Holocaust Heroes

Three celebrity Holocaust heroes and survivors.

The Art of the Shmooze

Improve your Shmooze IQ with my Shmooze Dos and Don’ts.

If I Were a Rich Woman

I write for a living. In other words, I ain’t rich.

Marilyn Michaels: Jewish Show Biz Royalty

An interview with a star of stage and screen with real "yichus” -- lineage.

My Canadian Jewish Dad

Everyone knew you could count on my dad.

WouldJew Believe #27

In honor of Facebook, an Israeli couple names their daughter “like”?!

Stars of David: Rupert Murdoch

In the thick of many controversies is his vociferous support of Israel.

We Jews 13

Fascinating Jewish record holders.

We Jews: Israel Edition

In honor of Israel’s birthday, fun facts about the Jewish homeland that will make you “kvell.”

Little-known facts about The Third Reich

Some lesser-known facts, odd alliances, and daring rescues during the Third Reich.

Clipping Internet Coupons

I never thought I'd miss green stamps.

WouldJew Believe #26: Passover Edition

What’s the story behind the famous Maxwell House Haggadah?

The Ultimate Yiddishkeit Quiz #3

Are you a Jewish maven? Take the quiz and find out.

When Debra's Heart Stopped

Sometimes love can create miracles.

Don't Ask Your Spouse This

Five questions you should never ask your spouse.

WouldJew Believe #25: The Purim Edition

Outrageous, odd and interesting facts like…the Jewish holiday of Nicanor Day?!

Jews Love Questions

To be or not to be? You call that a good question?

British vs. Yiddish

On my first trip to Britain, even though I spoke the same language, I felt very different.

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