Seize the Day

From Albert Einstein’s hair gel, to Levi Strauss’s pants – famous items seized from Jews throughout history.

Jewish Haircuts & Styles for Lag B’Omer

In Israel the “Number 2” is very popular. A barber takes clippers and runs them over your head and charges twenty dollars.

Straitjacket

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

Yom HaAtzmaut Traditions

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

Confessions of a Jewish Smother

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

New Plagues for Passover

Some new plagues to relive the Exodus experience.

Passover Food You Need to Buy

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

How to Maximize the All You Can Eat Buffet

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

New Emojis: I Second that Emotion

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

Other American Things Moving to Jerusalem

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

Flying the Kosher Skies

How to make your flying experience more “kosher.”

25 Funniest Jewish Comedians in History

Celebrating the rich variety of Jewish humor.

Humorous Guide to Making Mishloach Manot

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?

No, one size does NOT fit all!

The Shadchan Stories

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

Let it Rain!

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

Fundraising Fun

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

How to Help Jewish Singles

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

Jewish Flu Remedies

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

Oy-Vey Olympics

How to make the Olympics more Jewish.

Vilde Chaya

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

Lebanon Remakes All Spielberg Movies

Saving Private Ryan now becomes Killing Private Ryan

All Hail the Mohel

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

The Ins and Outs of Jewish Fundraisers

From Chinese Auctions to ad journals.

A Jewish Psychic’s Predictions for 2018

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

Jewish New Year vs. Secular New Year

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

Turning Christmas Movies into Chanukah Movies

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

How to Light Your Menorah

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

8 People in Every Shul

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

Chanukabulary

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

Synagogue Stadium Seating

Would the synagogue experience be enhanced by stadium seating?

My Jewish Holiday Cookie Exchange Experiment

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

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

Bad Shul Awards

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

Rabbi Words I Don’t Understand

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

Pelting the Bar Mitzvah Boy

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

How to Tell if Your Dog is Jewish

Do you have a Shlomo or a Fido?

How to Save Money in Israel

Eat in the supermarket because apparently eating there is free.

Absurd Shul Announcements

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

Do Jews Have Godparents?

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

Jewish Lords of the Dance

The ways religious Jews like to dance.

NORDISH VS. JEWISH

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

New Jewish Robots

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

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

New Sukkot Vocabulary

Key words you never knew you needed.

Apology APPccepted

Introducing the pre-Yom Kippur APP!

New Symbolic Foods for Rosh Hashanah

Creative blessings and curses using fruits and vegetables.

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