We Jews adore questions. The answers – eh not so much.
In honor of Yom Yerushalayim and Shavuot, join me on my Western Wall tour.
They say that Yiddish is dying off, but I’m not ready to give this colorful language any sort of burial!
I worked in the kitchen at a Passover hotel in France. I survived and still love Judaism.
It took me until my 50s before I finally realized how much my parents really cared for me, and how much they really loved me.
Start your celebration with a “Mangal” – which is an Israeli BBQ that is too small to cook on.
Britain’s Labour party has an anti-Semitism problem. This is an advanced copy of their PR plan to rectify that problem.
Don’t you get annoyed when people want to point out that you said something stupid and say, “Hellllooooo?!?!”
Shakespeare’s Jewish connection, and a scene from my Jewish rendition of Hamlet, called “Hemlet.”
Afikomen Omen: Noun. The unfortunate curse of never being able to locate the hidden Matzah.
60 questions I asked at last year Seder including: How did I put on eight pounds already? I haven't eaten anything yet?!
Don’t let shadchans throw you off. They’re putting you down, but it’s for your own good.
Do you have Unconscious Mental Farblungenheit syndrome?
Parker Brothers has changed to Parker Stein. Wanna play?
This teen got sick and tired of being home sick. Here are some of her do it yourself self-entertainment tips.
The music is gone. It’s just Tevye and Golda. And it’s not good.
Girls are a Princess, boys are a Superhero. That is all you have to know. It hasn't changed in thousands of years.
My love for Jewish holidays – as a third grader.
Barb Mitzvah Barbie comes complete with yarmulkes, table assignments, DJ and cheesy movie montage.
Presidential candidates reach out to Jewish voters. And then they have a nosh.
If you are a “Pupika” you are an “innie” – an introvert.
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 give Jewish mothers a run for their money. I should know – I’m Italian, and Jewish.
As an English teacher at a Jewish high-school, I am witnessing firsthand the demise of cursive. And I couldn’t be happier.
You can tell the year that someone moved to Israel by the clothes that they wear. Here’s how.
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.
“Was that really you in that photo of Cousin Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah? How long ago was that taken?”
Losing 50 pounds was exciting. Keeping it off is murder.
Differences I’ve observed between spending Shabbat in Italy and Shabbos in America.
“You're a comedian? Prove it.” that doesn't happen with other jobs. Nobody ever goes, “Oh you're a mohel? Prove it."
How a Christmas gift changed a young Jewish boy’s life forever.
President Bernie Sanders declares 4 day work week because, “The Nation needs to get ready for Shabbos.”
We Jews like to look back and reflect. So reflect a little with me, won’t you?!
Being a standup comedian in Jerusalem is no laughing matter.
Them: “Spend more time with family.” Us: “Over 3500 years, we’ve pretty much mastered this one.”
Jewish children, I’ve been outsourced, and now I need your help.
Eat oily food and enjoy the extra pounds. Heaviness shows religious commitment.
Here are some menorahs that might turn a few heads – to the extent that you might cause traffic accidents.
I live in Bologna Italy and yes I am a Zionist. My European neighbors are not my biggest fans.
“What, you think there can only be Jewish humans?”
Joachim Gaunse, the brilliant metallurgist, was the first Jew to set foot on English soil in North America.
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.
“Bitsy dahling! Whatever did you mean when you called Alistair a shmendrick while yachting?!”
We teachers give you tests primarily because we hate you. There, I said it.
“You might be happier in portly,” the suit salesman told me. What exactly does that mean?