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New Symbolic Foods for Rosh Hashanah

New Symbolic Foods for Rosh Hashanah

Creative blessings and curses using fruits and vegetables.

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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.”

What’s Expected of Parents by Jewish Day Schools

What’s Expected of Parents by Jewish Day Schools

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It’s homework time and as a parent of kids in Jewish schools that means one thing: start studying.

My Car’s Crazy Month

My Car’s Crazy Month

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In Israel where miracles happen daily, there’s no such thing as a non-believer.

Stroller Derby

Stroller Derby

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If your child can scale Masada, needs a shave or has a driver’s license, then it’s time to get rid of the stroller!

A Jewish Twilight Zone

A Jewish Twilight Zone

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A Jewish event planner hankers for Chanukah to last an entire year so she can throw lots of festive parties. And it does…

Fighting Fair: Jews vs. Non-Jews

Fighting Fair: Jews vs. Non-Jews

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Non-Jews wait for the right time to argue. Jews must get everything off their chests immediately!

Where to Take Your Jewish Date this Summer

Where to Take Your Jewish Date this Summer

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For those committed to the Jewish faith, mini golf is the perfect date. We are good at it!

Remembering the Borscht Belt

Remembering the Borscht Belt

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An affectionate look back at Borscht Belt Jewish humor in the Catskills.

Cornucopia

Cornucopia

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As a British Podiatrist in Israel, every day that I get to deal with Israeli corns is an adventure.

Who Wants To Be a Meshuganah?

Who Wants To Be a Meshuganah?

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And other Jewish TV game/reality shows…

Out of Towners

Out of Towners

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To New Yorkers, anyone from outside the Tri-State area is an “Out of Towner.” And we find your manners adorably considerate.

Jewish Summer Camp: Stuff No Parent Wants to Hear

Jewish Summer Camp: Stuff No Parent Wants to Hear

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”Sorry sport, but mom and dad are sick of having you at home.”

Shul Superheroes

Shul Superheroes

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Beware of Yichus Man whose superpowers belong to his great-grandfather who he talks about all of the time.

10 Reasons Why Israelis Love India

10 Reasons Why Israelis Love India

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Suddenly a kippah becomes barely noticeable when standing next to a Turban-wearing Sikh.

Thankless Jewish Jobs

Thankless Jewish Jobs

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Let’s hear it for those who shield bar mitzvah boys from celebratory candy throwing.

Jewish Legal Dictionary: Jewish Vs. Not Jewish

Jewish Legal Dictionary: Jewish Vs. Not Jewish

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It’s time for We Jews to create our own legal system.

New Jewish Superheroes

New Jewish Superheroes

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Move over Wonder Woman, there are some new Jewish Superheroes in town.

The Jewish Alexa for the Jewish Smart House

The Jewish Alexa for the Jewish Smart House

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Introducing Aviva, the know-it-all maven more intelligent than all other digital personal assistants.

Bad Buffet Behavior

Bad Buffet Behavior

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The all-you-can-eat buffet is the only thing on this planet that serves more food than the average Jewish mother.

Jewish Wedding Seating for Dummies

Jewish Wedding Seating for Dummies

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You will recognize the Bride’s Girlfriend Table from the quantity of hi-pitched ‘wooohs’.

Next Year in Disneyland?

Next Year in Disneyland?

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Instead of Grand Master Yoda, you’ll see my nosy Grandmother Yente.

Shavuot Tips for Staying Up All Night

Shavuot Tips for Staying Up All Night

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Eating cheese blintzes, I can do. But staying up all night, past sunrise?

Good Mourning

Good Mourning

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Join me while I highlight the things you should absolutely not utter or attempt when making a shiva call.

Jewish Health Care Plans

Jewish Health Care Plans

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All HMOs serving Jewish patients will have the following slogan: ‘You should only have your health.”

UNESCO: No U.S. Connection to Washington, D.C. (& Other Resolutions)

UNESCO: No U.S. Connection to Washington, D.C. (& Other Resolutions)

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Any travel to or from Washington, D.C., will require passports and vaccination records.

Non-vitations

Non-vitations

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We’re not schlepping to Israel for the bar mitzvah of our neighbor’s son, so why are they sending us a fancy schmancy invitation?

The Jewish Boomer Driver’s Test

The Jewish Boomer Driver’s Test

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As a Jew, how would you answer the following questions?

Jewish Hackers? Their Mothers Would Plotz!

Jewish Hackers? Their Mothers Would Plotz!

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My email was hacked. If my hackers were Jewish, this is what probably went down.

Lag B’Omer in Israel

Lag B’Omer in Israel

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Join me on a tour of my neighborhood in Israel as I witness the local children light the local park on fire.

Aliyah and Kosher Food

Aliyah and Kosher Food

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The reason I moved to Israel is for kosher food.

Bad Reasons for Not Moving to Israel

Bad Reasons for Not Moving to Israel

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There may be some good reasons not to move to Israel. In honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut, here are some bad ones.

How Jews Would Have Handled the United Airlines & Other Fiascos

How Jews Would Have Handled the United Airlines & Other Fiascos

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Jewish crisis control in action.

The Unreported Benefits of Matzah

The Unreported Benefits of Matzah

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Why matzah is a detective's dream.

Passed Over

Passed Over

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My struggles in Hollywood feel like my own personal wandering through the desert.

Sinai Selfie

Sinai Selfie

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What would the Exodus from Egypt look like to Jews living in the smartphone generation?

My Surefire Passover Cleaning Tips

My Surefire Passover Cleaning Tips

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Tip #1: Eat everything in sight.

Pulpit Fiction

Pulpit Fiction

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Why would any rationale human being choose to become a pulpit rabbi?

Jewish Food Support Group

Jewish Food Support Group

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Look who’s talking . . . our favorite Jewish foods!

Jewish Fairy Tales

Jewish Fairy Tales

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For centuries fairy tales haven’t been Jewish. Until now.

The Benefits of Wearing a Kippah

The Benefits of Wearing a Kippah

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I could easily envision an insurance company running an advertisement on a kippah with the slogan, "We've Got You Covered"

Dear Husband

Dear Husband

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This is what I did today. When you read this I will be fast asleep.

Purim Carnival Booth Ideas

Purim Carnival Booth Ideas

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Here are the best Purim carnival booth ideas I remember from my childhood.

New Purim Vocabulary Quiz

New Purim Vocabulary Quiz

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Discover new words you never knew you needed.

Tips for Shopping in Israel

Tips for Shopping in Israel

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Leave your cart at the checkout while you continue shopping.

A Brief History of Bagels and Lox

A Brief History of Bagels and Lox

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I’m spreading the truth. Call it a “schmear campaign.”

Rabbi Gives Advice to Congregants through Twitter

Rabbi Gives Advice to Congregants through Twitter

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Rabbi Shlomo Mendel Zipowitz finds world leaders’ Tweeting contagious.

Shul Culture for Beginners

Shul Culture for Beginners

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Not everything that happens in shul is in the siddur. Here are my tips on the other stuff.

How to Plan Super Bowl and Oscar Parties with Jewish Flair!

How to Plan Super Bowl and Oscar Parties with Jewish Flair!

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What’s a Jewish host supposed to do with two such important shindigs?