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Goyish Vs. Jewish, Part 2

Goyish Vs. Jewish, Part 2

Back by popular demand, our list of things that just "feel" Jewish, and some that don't.


Lenny Bruce started it, David Kamp in his 1999 hysterical GQ article continued it, and we, here at Jewlarious, are "nailing" it. ("Nailing?" Very Goyish). The last article drew so many comments and suggestions (very Jewish), we're going with a "Part 2." But given our commitment to keeping our columns, fresh, creative, and original, we're going with a bold new twist. Instead of "Jewish vs. Goyish," this time, we're doing.... "Goyish vs. Jewish!" Yes! We're leading off with the GF (Goyishe Factor) – things that "feel" Goyish even if they're Jewish, rather than the HF (Hamish Factor) – things that "feel" Jewish even if they're Goyish! Anyway, you be the judge. Oh ... and we've added a few of your entries under Editors Picks. So mazel tov, put on your thinking kippahs and keep sending, nu?

Paintings of your ancestors is GoyishFinding your ancestors is Jewish
Sweaters worn over shoulders as scarves is GoyishScarves worn over hairdos as rain bonnets is Jewish
Sketches of the children are GoyishSketches by the children are Jewish
Cattle is GoyishCows are Jewish
The Practice was GoyishBoston Legal is Jewish
Skippy–your son's name, is GoyishSkippy– your dog's name, is Jewish.
Tupperware is GoyishWaxed paper is Jewish
Gatorade is GoyishIce tea is Jewish
The Outer Limits is GoyishThe Twilight Zone is Jewish
Olive loaf is GoyishLiverwurst is Jewish
Duck hunting is GoyishBargain hunting is Jewish
Shake 'n Bake is GoyishBreadcrumbs is Jewish
Crew teams are GoyishChess teams are Jewish
Shirley (Laverne and Shirley) is GoyishLaverne is Jewish
Collecting ceramic ducks is Goyish Collecting duck sauce packets is Jewish
"The New Yorker" is Goyish"New York Magazine" is Jewish
Riding lessons are GoyishPiano lessons are Jewish
Chow mein is Goyish Lo mein is Jewish
School cheering squads are GoyishSchool newspaper staffs are Jewish
Area rugs are GoyishWall-to-wall carpeting is Jewish


From Ronni:Black pepper is Jewish, Wasabi is Goyish
Grace F:Blue is Jewish, Spirit is Goyish
Lorne:George (on Seinfeld) is Jewish, Kramer is Goyish
David:Marie Barone (Everybody Loves Raymond) is Jewish, Evelyn Harper (Two and a Half Men) is Goyish
Arlee:Black and White Cookies are Jewish, Twinkies are Goyish
Roxanne: Star Trek (original Series) is Jewish, Babylon 5 is Goyish.
Carole:ShopRite is Jewish, Acme is Goyish


Marlene:Hellman's Mayonnaise is Jewish, Miracle whip is Goyish

Marnie Winston-Macauley is the author of Yiddishe Mamas: The Truth About the Jewish Mother" and the award-winning "A Little Joy, A Little Oy" 2008 calendar. Her 2009 calendar can be pre-ordered on Amazon.

Click here to read Jewish Vs. Goyish, Part One.

August 10, 2008

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Visitor Comments: 47

(47) Sarah, March 23, 2011 10:29 AM

Sponge Cake is Jewish; Pound Cake is Goyish.

(46) Sarah, March 23, 2011 10:07 AM

Noodle Casserole is Jewish; Shepard's Pie is Goyish

(45) Anonymous, March 25, 2010 11:56 AM

Barney's Jewish-------Talbots Goyish

(44) Anonymous, January 14, 2009 12:15 PM

Salt butter is goyish but sweet butter is Jewish.

(43) Mike Cooperman, January 13, 2009 9:34 PM

New Yorker

Sorry, the New Yorker is *not* goyish. Ever heard of Calvin Trillin, Tina Rosenberg, etc.?

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