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Why Is This Pesach Glossary Different From All Others?

Why Is This Pesach Glossary Different From All Others?

Afikomen Omen: Noun. The unfortunate curse of never being able to locate the hidden Matzah.

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The Sixty Questions

The Sixty Questions

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60 questions I asked at last year Seder including: How did I put on eight pounds already? I haven't eaten anything yet?!

What Matchmakers Are Really Saying

What Matchmakers Are Really Saying

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Don’t let shadchans throw you off. They’re putting you down, but it’s for your own good.

Half Genius, Half Jerk

Half Genius, Half Jerk

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Do you have Unconscious Mental Farblungenheit syndrome?

Board Games With A Jewish Twist!

Board Games With A Jewish Twist!

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Parker Brothers has changed to Parker Stein. Wanna play?

Kosher Entertainment for the Sick & Weary Teenager

Kosher Entertainment for the Sick & Weary Teenager

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This teen got sick and tired of being home sick. Here are some of her do it yourself self-entertainment tips.

Tevye & Golda See a Marriage Counselor

Tevye & Golda See a Marriage Counselor

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The music is gone. It’s just Tevye and Golda. And it’s not good.

David’s Purim Costume Advice

David’s Purim Costume Advice

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Girls are a Princess, boys are a Superhero. That is all you have to know. It hasn't changed in thousands of years.

Oops, Did I Just Say That?

Oops, Did I Just Say That?

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Adults say the darndest things.

Close Quarters

Close Quarters

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Our kids keep getting bigger, but our house doesn’t.

How I Loved Jewish Holidays as a Child: A Memoir

How I Loved Jewish Holidays as a Child: A Memoir

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My love for Jewish holidays – as a third grader.

13 New Jewish Barbies

13 New Jewish Barbies

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Barb Mitzvah Barbie comes complete with yarmulkes, table assignments, DJ and cheesy movie montage.

Presidential Candidates & the Jews: Latke Fest 2016

Presidential Candidates & the Jews: Latke Fest 2016

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Presidential candidates reach out to Jewish voters. And then they have a nosh.

The New Yiddish Zodiac

The New Yiddish Zodiac

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If you are a “Pupika” you are an “innie” – an introvert.

Carry On Luggage

Carry On Luggage

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Even at the expense of my own personal well-being, I will not pay the airline’s extra baggage fee. I repeat, not!

Italian Mothers Versus Jewish Mothers

Italian Mothers Versus Jewish Mothers

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Italian mothers give Jewish mothers a run for their money. I should know – I’m Italian, and Jewish.

Sign Language

Sign Language

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As an English teacher at a Jewish high-school, I am witnessing firsthand the demise of cursive. And I couldn’t be happier.

Style Ends With Aliyah

Style Ends With Aliyah

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You can tell the year that someone moved to Israel by the clothes that they wear. Here’s how.

Nap Time

Nap Time

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Whether at a Broadway show, a Yankee World Series game or in shul, I just can’t help it. My name is Mark, and I’m a napaholic.

Don’t Ask Jewish Boomers This!

Don’t Ask Jewish Boomers This!

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“Was that really you in that photo of Cousin Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah? How long ago was that taken?”

Jews, Non-Jews and Weight Loss

Jews, Non-Jews and Weight Loss

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Losing 50 pounds was exciting. Keeping it off is murder.

Shabbat in Italy vs. Shabbos in the United States

Shabbat in Italy vs. Shabbos in the United States

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Differences I’ve observed between spending Shabbat in Italy and Shabbos in America.

Being a Religious Stand-up Comedian

Being a Religious Stand-up Comedian

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“You're a comedian? Prove it.” that doesn't happen with other jobs. Nobody ever goes, “Oh you're a mohel? Prove it."

Captain Huxley’s Gift

Captain Huxley’s Gift

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How a Christmas gift changed a young Jewish boy’s life forever.

Top Predicted Jewish News Events of 2016

Top Predicted Jewish News Events of 2016

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President Bernie Sanders declares 4 day work week because, “The Nation needs to get ready for Shabbos.”

Top Jewish News Stories from 2015

Top Jewish News Stories from 2015

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We Jews like to look back and reflect. So reflect a little with me, won’t you?!

Hilarity from the Holy City

Hilarity from the Holy City

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Being a standup comedian in Jerusalem is no laughing matter.

Jew Year’s Resolutions?

Jew Year’s Resolutions?

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Them: “Spend more time with family.” Us: “Over 3500 years, we’ve pretty much mastered this one.”

An Open Letter from Santa to Jewish Children

An Open Letter from Santa to Jewish Children

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Jewish children, I’ve been outsourced, and now I need your help.

How To Make Your Next Chanukah Better

How To Make Your Next Chanukah Better

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Eat oily food and enjoy the extra pounds. Heaviness shows religious commitment.

The 25 Weirdest Menorahs You’ve Ever Seen

The 25 Weirdest Menorahs You’ve Ever Seen

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Here are some menorahs that might turn a few heads – to the extent that you might cause traffic accidents.

Being a Zionist in Bologna

Being a Zionist in Bologna

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I live in Bologna Italy and yes I am a Zionist. My European neighbors are not my biggest fans.

Thanksgiving Exclusive: A Jewish Turkey Pleads for Its Life

Thanksgiving Exclusive: A Jewish Turkey Pleads for Its Life

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“What, you think there can only be Jewish humans?”

The Untold Story of Jews and the First Thanksgiving

The Untold Story of Jews and the First Thanksgiving

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Joachim Gaunse, the brilliant metallurgist, was the first Jew to set foot on English soil in North America.

Memories?

Memories?

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My memory is turning into a soft boiled egg.

Wanna Come for Shabbos?

Wanna Come for Shabbos?

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In my travels I’ve met many types of Jews who’ve invited me – or not invited me – for Shabbat. Let me introduce you to some of them.

10 Ways You Can Tell If Non-Jews Have Been Hanging Out with Jews

10 Ways You Can Tell If Non-Jews Have Been Hanging Out with Jews

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“Bitsy dahling! Whatever did you mean when you called Alistair a shmendrick while yachting?!”

Testing 1-2-3

Testing 1-2-3

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We teachers give you tests primarily because we hate you. There, I said it.

A Tight Fit

A Tight Fit

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“You might be happier in portly,” the suit salesman told me. What exactly does that mean?

Corridors and Catastrophes

Corridors and Catastrophes

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Taking my 4 young children to a British castle… probably not a good idea.

10 Headlines Using Anti-Israel Double Standards

10 Headlines Using Anti-Israel Double Standards

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Imagine reading this: September 11, 2001 – 18 Saudi Nationals Die in Tragic Plane Accidents.

The Identity Thief

The Identity Thief

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If someone steals my identity, this is what he’s going to find.

Bubbie’s Fairy Tales

Bubbie’s Fairy Tales

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My Bubbie’s take on Rapunzel.

It’s Not For You

It’s Not For You

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It’s tough, being a work-at-home husband.

Meet Apple’s Jewish Siri, Shira

Meet Apple’s Jewish Siri, Shira

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Apple is making an aggressive play for the Jewish cell phone market. Goodbye Siri, hello Shira.

Straight Trippin’

Straight Trippin’

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Some fun ideas to do with your family during Sukkot.

Secrets in the Shtetl

Secrets in the Shtetl

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Have you ever tried to keep a secret in a close-knit Jewish community? I tried, and it doesn’t work.

10 Ways Donald Trump Plans to Reach Out to Jewish Voters

10 Ways Donald Trump Plans to Reach Out to Jewish Voters

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Shul maintenance guy: you’re fired.

The Historical Jewish Connection to Hillary Clinton’s Email Fiasco

The Historical Jewish Connection to Hillary Clinton’s Email Fiasco

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Hillary isn’t the only one who has had problems with email. Check out these Jews who wish they’d destroyed their email servers.

What’s On Tap?

What’s On Tap?

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Bottled water companies are waging a war on tap water.