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.

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.”

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.

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.

Top Predicted Jewish News Events of 2016

President Bernie Sanders declares 4 day work week because, “The Nation needs to get ready for Shabbos.”

Top Jewish News Stories from 2015

We Jews like to look back and reflect. So reflect a little with me, won’t you?!

Hilarity from the Holy City

Being a standup comedian in Jerusalem is no laughing matter.

Jew Year’s Resolutions?

Them: “Spend more time with family.” Us: “Over 3500 years, we’ve pretty much mastered this one.”

An Open Letter from Santa to Jewish Children

Jewish children, I’ve been outsourced, and now I need your help.

How To Make Your Next Chanukah Better

Eat oily food and enjoy the extra pounds. Heaviness shows religious commitment.

The 25 Weirdest Menorahs You’ve Ever Seen

Here are some menorahs that might turn a few heads – to the extent that you might cause traffic accidents.

Being a Zionist in Bologna

I live in Bologna Italy and yes I am a Zionist. My European neighbors are not my biggest fans.

The Untold Story of Jews and the First Thanksgiving

Joachim Gaunse, the brilliant metallurgist, was the first Jew to set foot on English soil in North America.

Thanksgiving Exclusive: A Jewish Turkey Pleads for Its Life

“What, you think there can only be Jewish humans?”

Memories?

My memory is turning into a soft boiled egg.

Wanna Come for Shabbos?

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.

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