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The New Yiddish Dictionary

The New Yiddish Dictionary

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New Yiddish words for Jewish young adults – like…blogshert!

Edward Snowden and my Bubbie Yetta

Edward Snowden and my Bubbie Yetta

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Why the best asylum offer for Edward Snowden is the one from my Bubbie Yetta.

Keeping it Kosher

Keeping it Kosher

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Food and beverage companies are scrambling to go kosher to capture the lucrative kosher market.

Oh, Concierge!

Oh, Concierge!

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Actual results of a recent poll of hotel managers as to the strangest objects people have ever requested from the concierge.

Are They Listening?

Are They Listening?

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Has anyone who’s against the NSA’s policy of phone and email tapping come up with a better way to find terrorists?

Saving Energy

Saving Energy

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My wife and I are trying come up with ideas to save energy. But all of this thinking requires a lot of, well, energy.

Camp Mom

Camp Mom

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What if there was a summer camp for moms?

Inconceivable Incentives

Inconceivable Incentives

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Least-popular incentives offered to attract new members to Jewish communities.

Aging Ungracefully

Aging Ungracefully

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In the 1960’s they used to say “Don’t trust anyone over 30”; Now, they say “Don’t trust anyone who looks older than 30!”

Don’t Ask the In-Laws This

Don’t Ask the In-Laws This

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Five questions you should never ask your child’s prospective in-laws.

Teens in Space

Teens in Space

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A teenager is a formerly sweet and obedient child who turns into an extra-terrestrial, overnight.

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

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Remembering to count the days between Passover and Shavuot can be tricky. But I’ve got a plan!

My “Farflucket” List

My “Farflucket” List

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Some people have a “bucket list; I have a “farflucket list.”

Jew in a Box

Jew in a Box

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The least popular Jewish performance art pieces of all time.

Not So Smart-Tech

Not So Smart-Tech

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Next-generation technology is watching you. Behave, or else!

Fast and Furious

Fast and Furious

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Enhancing your productivity by doing things faster.

Jewish Paraprosdokians 2

Jewish Paraprosdokians 2

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40 more paraprosdokians for the articulate Jew.

The Gift of Kvetch III

The Gift of Kvetch III

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Confessions from a creative kvetcher…

Jumping the Gefilte

Jumping the Gefilte

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Ever heard the expression “Jumping the Shark”? Now introducing…”Jumping the Gefilte!”

Trimming the Fat

Trimming the Fat

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Passover is coming, so eat everything you can!

Confessions of a Jewish Food Hoarder

Confessions of a Jewish Food Hoarder

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I hope living a life trying to do mitzvahs whites out hoarding a few soy sauce packets.

Why Is This Luxury Resort Different From All Others?

Why Is This Luxury Resort Different From All Others?

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While my body would love to go away for Passover, my soul enjoys making Seders at home.

License to Smile

License to Smile

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Time for my favorite errand – a trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles!

The Kabbalah of Lego

The Kabbalah of Lego

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My son’s decision to move from Playmobil to Lego is a metaphor for our society. Really.

Dressed for Success

Dressed for Success

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Purim is here, and it’s about time you gave some serious thought to the subject of costumes.

Jewish Royalty: The “Middlesteins?”

Jewish Royalty: The “Middlesteins?”

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Will the next prince or princess of England actually be Jewish?

Like, Whatever

Like, Whatever

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The two most irritating words in the English language.

Armed, But Not Dangerous

Armed, But Not Dangerous

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Why do people think I’m a menace?

Coalition of the Willing?

Coalition of the Willing?

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The Jewlarious guide to the 2013 Israeli election and Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition options.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

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My 8 surefire tips to finding whatever you’ve lost. Guaranteed!

Thinness: We’re Just Not That Into You

Thinness: We’re Just Not That Into You

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Fewer Americans are dieting now than in recent years. If you ask me, that’s very healthy.

My Challenge to Israeli Scientists

My Challenge to Israeli Scientists

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Sure Israeli scientists have invented some amazing technologies, but how much better off would we be with these?

The One-Week No Cell Phone Challenge

The One-Week No Cell Phone Challenge

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Could you survive an entire week without your cell phone? One man survives to tell the tale.

The Jewish Infomercial

The Jewish Infomercial

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Infomercials are so unJewish. Here are my pitches for some Jewish infomercial products.

Say What?

Say What?

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Do the things we tell our kids even make sense? Short answer: no.

Jew Year’s Resolutions

Jew Year’s Resolutions

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I won’t call the FBI if a loved one is 10 minutes late. 15 minutes, maybe.

The Nana Chronicles

The Nana Chronicles

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First time grandmother Judy Gruen finds out that looking after a newborn is harder than she remembers.

The Top 8 Jewish News Stories in 2012

The Top 8 Jewish News Stories in 2012

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As a public service, I’ve researched and selected the top Jewish stories of 2012 so you won’t have to. You’re welcome.

The Gift of Kvetch: Part II

The Gift of Kvetch: Part II

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Confessions from a creative kvetcher.

Interview with the Next Hamas “Head of Security”

Interview with the Next Hamas “Head of Security”

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Given the longevity of his predecessors, Shahabi opens up about his fears and plans for the future.

You Never Call

You Never Call

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I never call my parents. At least that’s what my parents believe.

Balance of Power

Balance of Power

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One man’s take on his experience during Hurricane Sandy and the following blackout.

The Gift of Kvetch

The Gift of Kvetch

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Kvetching is a necessary part of life! Here’s why…

Jewish James Bond

Jewish James Bond

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The name is Bondstein. Shlomo Bondstein.

No, I Don’t Work Here

No, I Don’t Work Here

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Ever since I was a teenager, people have been coming up to me in stores and assuming that I worked there.

Driving Me Crazy

Driving Me Crazy

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When my kids drive me, they drive me crazy.

Committed

Committed

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In every Jewish committee, there’s always one of these…

Doctor in the House

Doctor in the House

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I’ve been feeling kind of lousy lately, and I’ll tell you why: I went to the doctor.

Boomerangs

Boomerangs

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My grown son moved back in with me, and sure I love him, but seriously – enough already!

The Jewish Vote

The Jewish Vote

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How the Presidential candidates could win the Jewish vote.

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