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Let's talk about the craziest and most dangerous aspect of going to synagogue: the coatroom.

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Top Ten Jewish Jokes about Rabbis

Top Ten Jewish Jokes about Rabbis

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A rabbi walks into a bar…

Yom HaAtzmaut Traditions

Yom HaAtzmaut Traditions

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This Israel Independence Day, shpritz people with white foam. In Israel, that’s just what we do.

Confessions of a Jewish Smother

Confessions of a Jewish Smother

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I have a problem: I’m a smothering mother.

New Plagues for Passover

New Plagues for Passover

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Some new plagues to relive the Exodus experience.

Passover Food You Need to Buy

Passover Food You Need to Buy

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Buy lots of eggs. Because other than brisket, everything should taste like scrambled eggs.

How to Maximize the All You Can Eat Buffet

How to Maximize the All You Can Eat Buffet

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Bring dessert for your “entire table.” This is a misdirection technique I learned from my aunt.

New Emojis: I Second that Emotion

New Emojis: I Second that Emotion

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Here are a bunch of new emojis you’ll use every day.

Other American Things Moving to Jerusalem

Other American Things Moving to Jerusalem

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After moving their Embassy to Jerusalem, these American things will also be moving – or have moved already.

Flying the Kosher Skies

Flying the Kosher Skies

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How to make your flying experience more “kosher.”

25 Funniest Jewish Comedians in History

25 Funniest Jewish Comedians in History

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Celebrating the rich variety of Jewish humor.

Humorous Guide to Making Mishloach Manot

Humorous Guide to Making Mishloach Manot

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When repurposing, make sure to leave the note with the name of the people who gave it to you originally.

Should I Dress Up on Purim?

Should I Dress Up on Purim?

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No, one size does NOT fit all!

The Shadchan Stories

The Shadchan Stories

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Shadchan stories, facts, foibles, and of course … jokes.

Let it Rain!

Let it Rain!

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We pray for rain in Israel where nobody owns a coat.

Fundraising Fun

Fundraising Fun

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A how-not-to guide to raise money for your shul.

How to Help Jewish Singles

How to Help Jewish Singles

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I am single, and no I am not looking for a “shidduch”.

Jewish Flu Remedies

Jewish Flu Remedies

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With flu season upon us, check out these tried (and some not true) Jewish flu remedies.

Oy-Vey Olympics

Oy-Vey Olympics

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How to make the Olympics more Jewish.

Vilde Chaya

Vilde Chaya

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When your precious child turns out to be a “vilda chaya” – Yiddish for a “wild animal.”

Lebanon Remakes All Spielberg Movies

Lebanon Remakes All Spielberg Movies

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Saving Private Ryan now becomes Killing Private Ryan

All Hail the Mohel

All Hail the Mohel

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Mohel are vastly underappreciated. In a business where there is no margin for error, they should be admired and adored.

If You Boycott Israel, Boycott This

If You Boycott Israel, Boycott This

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If you boycott Israel just be ready to go all the way. Turn off Waze and go back to using Mapquest.

The Ins and Outs of Jewish Fundraisers

The Ins and Outs of Jewish Fundraisers

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From Chinese Auctions to ad journals.

A Jewish Psychic’s Predictions for 2018

A Jewish Psychic’s Predictions for 2018

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Barbra Streisand will finally share her own traumatic alien abduction story.

Jewish New Year vs. Secular New Year

Jewish New Year vs. Secular New Year

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Instead of the ball drop in Time’s Square, we let the matzah balls drop into our soup.

Turning Christmas Movies into Chanukah Movies

Turning Christmas Movies into Chanukah Movies

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From “It’s a Wonderful Life” to It’s a Verklempt Life.

How to Light Your Menorah

How to Light Your Menorah

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Here are my tips for how to light your menorah in ways that your neighbors will never forget.

8 People in Every Shul

8 People in Every Shul

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In honor of the 8 days of Chanukah, here are 8 people in every shul. Even yours.

Chanukabulary

Chanukabulary

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Spellukah, noun. A democratic way to settle any dispute over how you should write the word ‘Chanukah.’

Synagogue Stadium Seating

Synagogue Stadium Seating

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Would the synagogue experience be enhanced by stadium seating?

My Jewish Holiday Cookie Exchange Experiment

My Jewish Holiday Cookie Exchange Experiment

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I tried to organize a holiday cookie exchange at my shul. This is what happened.

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest: The Legend of a Jewish Athlete

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest: The Legend of a Jewish Athlete

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When I heard about Nathan’s contest, I knew I had found my sport.

Bad Shul Awards

Bad Shul Awards

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Should synagogues hand out awards like the "Better Late Than Never" Award to curb bad behavior?

Rabbi Words I Don’t Understand

Rabbi Words I Don’t Understand

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”The synagogue needs you for a quorum.” What’s a quorum? I thought I was being punished.

New Yinglish Words You Didn’t Know You Needed

New Yinglish Words You Didn’t Know You Needed

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Creative mashing of two words.

Pelting the Bar Mitzvah Boy

Pelting the Bar Mitzvah Boy

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Why do we celebrate a Bar Mitzvah by slinging sweets at a defenseless child?

How to Tell if Your Dog is Jewish

How to Tell if Your Dog is Jewish

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Do you have a Shlomo or a Fido?

How to Save Money in Israel

How to Save Money in Israel

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Eat in the supermarket because apparently eating there is free.

Absurd Shul Announcements

Absurd Shul Announcements

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Let’s face it, shul announcements need some work.

Do Jews Have Godparents?

Do Jews Have Godparents?

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How do two individuals mutually settle on who should supersede them as parents upon their death?

Jewish Lords of the Dance

Jewish Lords of the Dance

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The ways religious Jews like to dance.

NORDISH VS. JEWISH

NORDISH VS. JEWISH

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Two polar opposite cultures: They keep better in ice. We keep better in Miami.

New Jewish Robots

New Jewish Robots

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Are you certain that your rabbi, cantor, or deli owner is not a robot? After reading this, you may have a few doubts.

Thou Shalt Give Thy Children Candy

Thou Shalt Give Thy Children Candy

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For me the holiday of Sukkot brings up memories of candy.

New Sukkot Vocabulary

New Sukkot Vocabulary

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Key words you never knew you needed.

Apology APPccepted

Apology APPccepted

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Introducing the pre-Yom Kippur APP!

New Symbolic Foods for Rosh Hashanah

New Symbolic Foods for Rosh Hashanah

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Creative blessings and curses using fruits and vegetables.

Blessed Blasts

Blessed Blasts

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A shofar blower, in more ways than one, must be willing to take the bull by the horns.

Game of Moans

Game of Moans

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An advance preview of the Jewish version of “Game of Thrones.”