The Gift of Kvetch III

Confessions from a creative kvetcher…

Jumping the Gefilte

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

Trimming the Fat

Passover is coming, so eat everything you can!

Confessions of a Jewish Food Hoarder

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?

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

License to Smile

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

The Kabbalah of Lego

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

Dressed for Success

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

Jewish Royalty: The “Middlesteins?”

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

Like, Whatever

The two most irritating words in the English language.

Armed, But Not Dangerous

Why do people think I’m a menace?

Coalition of the Willing?

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

Lost and Found

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

Thinness: We’re Just Not That Into You

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

My Challenge to Israeli Scientists

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

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

The Jewish Infomercial

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

Say What?

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

Jew Year’s Resolutions

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

The Nana Chronicles

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

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

Confessions from a creative kvetcher.

Interview with the Next Hamas “Head of Security”

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

You Never Call

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

Balance of Power

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

The Gift of Kvetch

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

Jewish James Bond

The name is Bondstein. Shlomo Bondstein.

No, I Don’t Work Here

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

Driving Me Crazy

When my kids drive me, they drive me crazy.

Committed

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

Doctor in the House

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

Boomerangs

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

The Jewish Vote

How the Presidential candidates could win the Jewish vote.

I’m a Mitzvah Clown!

I am happy to call myself a Mitzvah Clown – someone who brings happiness to senior homes and children’s hospitals.

Buzz Off

Sukkot is coming and you know what that means – bee season!

Baby Steps

My youngest child, Gedalyah, is about to start crawling. But he doesn’t know it yet.

Yom Kippur: Celebrity Edition

Yes, even famous people must atone.

My Yom Kippur Confession

My tip for a more meaningful Yom Kippur – lighten up.

Guilt Trip Shopping Trip

I long for the days when grocery shopping was simpler.

The Funniest Jewish Jokes, Part 3

My favorite jokes including one that explains the secret to Jewish survival.

Back to School Basics

Kids gather around and listen to these pearls of wisdom from a master educator.

The Second Time Around

With the death of my husband, I’ve suddenly found myself part of a terrifying new demographic: Jewish Boomer Single.

Go for the Gold(berg)!

How to improve the Olympics by making them more Jewish.

Flying High

Statistically, it’s a lot safer to fly than to drive. I think I’ll take my chances.

The Funniest Jewish Jokes. Part 2

These classic jokes are quintessentially Jewish and put me into hysterics.

And the Oscar Goes to?

The most intriguing rejectees from the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

Facebook Faceoff

”Like” this article or we are no longer “friends.”

Have you Heard the One About…

The funniest Jewish Jokes I’ve heard – and why.

Home Economics

Men are far more economical. Wait. Let me explain.

Crash Course in Texting for Parents

Did your parents ever speak another language so you wouldn’t understand? Well it’s happening again, but this time, your kids are the culprits.

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