click here to jump to start of article
  • Torah Reading: Tzav
Join Our Newsletter

Get latest articles and videos with Jewish inspiration and insights​

Jtube: An Evening with Nichols and May: The Jewish Mother

Jtube: An Evening with Nichols and May: The Jewish Mother

What makes Jewish mothers so special?


Celebrated Jewish filmmaker and comedian Mike Nichols passed away this week at the age of 83. While most people probably have their favorite Nichols’ film – his Academy Award winning The Graduate perhaps at the top of most lists – we at Jewlarious will always remember Nichols for his portrayal of the Jewish mother on his show An Evening with Nichols and May. So if you love your Jewish mother and you love to laugh, watch this clip below. Do it for Mike and for your mother. What, it would it kill you?

Click here if you are unable to view this video.

Published: January 12, 2013

What makes Jewish mothers so special?

Give Tzedakah! Help create inspiring
articles, videos and blogs featuring timeless Jewish wisdom.

Visitor Comments: 113

(90) Anonymous, December 11, 2014 7:33 PM

brought back cherished memories.

I do not think this clip would garner many laughs from an audience that is below the age of 60, and experienced Jewish Humor of that time. Times & people have vastly changed, but I am a senior mother, and I just loved the memories this clip elicited. Thanx Elly G.

(89) Jim Byrne, December 9, 2014 7:46 PM

Elaine May looks strikingly like Mrs. Robinson from The Graduate.

I loved everything they did, especially MY SON THE NURSE.

(88) jay, November 28, 2014 11:35 PM

Not Just

Funny. And it doesn't just resonate with Jewish Mothers or sons!

(87) Shmuel Shimshoni, November 24, 2014 6:07 PM

So what's new?

What's better a son who doesn't call or even visit his mother because he's angry at her?

(86) Linda Hollar, June 17, 2014 3:24 PM


That's my mother, and we're not even Jewish! I've long loved Nichols and May. Genius.

See All Comments

Submit Your Comment:

  • Display my name?

  • Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.

  • * required field 2000
Submit Comment