Cleaning House

I’m finding the courage to declutter once and for all.

New Yiddish for Millennials

New words for today's young and fast-moving generation.

Don’t be a Hater

The rabbis instructed us to eliminate baseless hatred. Here are some of my tips for even the most annoying of people.

Pokémensch!

Forget Pokémon Go… now there’s Pokémensch!

Famous Jews’ Last Words: Revealed for First Time!

Just before his passing, Harry Houdini apparently said, “Now you see me; now you don’t!”

Advice for the Kosher Traveler

Summer is upon us and that means one thing: vacation. Here are some survival secrets for the kosher traveler.

The Adventures of Big Baby

“I can’t believe someone just left their baby like that, lying on the chair, alone! Whose baby is that?!”

Craving Community

I’ve gone from having no community, to being in the standup comedy community, to being a member of the LA Jewish community. I’m a lucky man.

Brexit and the Jews

A British Jew gives her take on the Brexit and how the British Jewish community is handling it.

How to Find Deals in the Shuk

Want to shop in the ancient Israeli marketplace but don’t know where to start? Allow me to enlighten you.

Whose Bar Mitzvah Is It Anyway?

Some theme party ideas for adults considering a belated Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

Brexit: Should We Stay or Should We Go?

My country is dominated by discussions of whether Britain should leave the European Union. I can’t wait until this is over.

13 Quirky Tips For First Timers Travelers to Israel

At the Dead Sea, just agree that you WILL float. Don’t argue with everyone around you that you’re an exception to the rule. Relax and SURRENDER.

Israel to Place Gorillas Near Gaza; Hopes Int’l Community Will Care About Rocket Attacks

Hamas official: “If one of our rockets were to kill a gorilla, we would completely alienate our core support base of 18 to 22-year-old left-wing American Facebook commenters.”

Don't Ask a Jewish Allergic Person This!

We Jews adore questions. The answers – eh not so much.

David’s Western Wall Tour

In honor of Yom Yerushalayim and Shavuot, join me on my Western Wall tour.

Don’t Be Skittish, Bring Back Yiddish!

They say that Yiddish is dying off, but I’m not ready to give this colorful language any sort of burial!

America’s 10 Least Influential Jews

You’re more important than all of them combined.

Frum or Not Frum?

Telltale signs someone is a religious Jew.

Passover in the South of France: My Behind-the-Scenes Report

I worked in the kitchen at a Passover hotel in France. I survived and still love Judaism.

Typical Jewish Mother

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.

How to Enjoy Israeli Independence Day Like an Israeli

Start your celebration with a “Mangal” – which is an Israeli BBQ that is too small to cook on.

10 Ways the UK’s Labour Party Plans to Reach Out to British Jews

Britain’s Labour party has an anti-Semitism problem. This is an advanced copy of their PR plan to rectify that problem.

Helllooo?!

Don’t you get annoyed when people want to point out that you said something stupid and say, “Hellllooooo?!?!”

Shakespearowitz?

Shakespeare’s Jewish connection, and a scene from my Jewish rendition of Hamlet, called “Hemlet.”

Why Is This Pesach Glossary Different From All Others?

Afikomen Omen: Noun. The unfortunate curse of never being able to locate the hidden Matzah.

The Sixty Questions

60 questions I asked at last year Seder including: How did I put on eight pounds already? I haven't eaten anything yet?!

What Matchmakers Are Really Saying

Don’t let shadchans throw you off. They’re putting you down, but it’s for your own good.

Half Genius, Half Jerk

Do you have Unconscious Mental Farblungenheit syndrome?

Board Games With A Jewish Twist!

Parker Brothers has changed to Parker Stein. Wanna play?

Kosher Entertainment for the Sick & Weary Teenager

This teen got sick and tired of being home sick. Here are some of her do it yourself self-entertainment tips.

Tevye & Golda See a Marriage Counselor

The music is gone. It’s just Tevye and Golda. And it’s not good.

David’s Purim Costume Advice

Girls are a Princess, boys are a Superhero. That is all you have to know. It hasn't changed in thousands of years.

Oops, Did I Just Say That?

Adults say the darndest things.

Close Quarters

Our kids keep getting bigger, but our house doesn’t.

How I Loved Jewish Holidays as a Child: A Memoir

My love for Jewish holidays – as a third grader.

13 New Jewish Barbies

Barb Mitzvah Barbie comes complete with yarmulkes, table assignments, DJ and cheesy movie montage.

Presidential Candidates & the Jews: Latke Fest 2016

Presidential candidates reach out to Jewish voters. And then they have a nosh.

The New Yiddish Zodiac

If you are a “Pupika” you are an “innie” – an introvert.

Carry On Luggage

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 Versus Jewish Mothers

Italian mothers give Jewish mothers a run for their money. I should know – I’m Italian, and Jewish.

Sign Language

As an English teacher at a Jewish high-school, I am witnessing firsthand the demise of cursive. And I couldn’t be happier.

Style Ends With Aliyah

You can tell the year that someone moved to Israel by the clothes that they wear. Here’s how.

Nap Time

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.

Don’t Ask Jewish Boomers This!

“Was that really you in that photo of Cousin Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah? How long ago was that taken?”

Jews, Non-Jews and Weight Loss

Losing 50 pounds was exciting. Keeping it off is murder.

Shabbat in Italy vs. Shabbos in the United States

Differences I’ve observed between spending Shabbat in Italy and Shabbos in America.

Being a Religious Stand-up Comedian

“You're a comedian? Prove it.” that doesn't happen with other jobs. Nobody ever goes, “Oh you're a mohel? Prove it."

Captain Huxley’s Gift

How a Christmas gift changed a young Jewish boy’s life forever.

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