The Disappointing Jedi

Why do the Jedi masters avoid taking responsibility to save the universe?

An Open Letter from Santa to Jewish Children

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

Three Jewish Artists

Three Jewish artists open up about how their Jewishness helped shape their point of view, professionally and personally.

Jtube: The Goldbergs Celebrate Chanukah

How do we ensure the separateness of our holidays and customs?

The Good Dinosaur

You have nothing to fear, but fear itself.

How To Make Your Next Chanukah Better

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

Confessions of a Jewish Jedi

From the age of 5 I’ve been obsessed with Star Wars. As I became more observant, the movies helped me on my own Jedi journey.

Jtube: Doctor Who: War

How can a cycle of violence be broken?

We Jews: A Hanukkah Round-Up

Who set the world record with a one and a half hour dreidel spin?

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.

Jtube: Jimmy Kimmel's Chanukah

What songs should be on the "Greatest Hits of Chanukah" album?

From Jediism to Judaism: Star Wars as Jewish Allegory

A look at some of the Jewish elements – coincidental or otherwise – of Star Wars.

The Adele Sensation

Does the superstar’s old-style elegance add to her allure?

Jerry Seinfeld and I in Israel

In December, Jerry Seinfeld and I are doing stand-up comedy in Israel. Not even terrorism can stop the laughter.

Being a Zionist in Bologna

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

Jtube: Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story

Why is there such a strong connection between Jews and baseball?

Jtube: The Goldbergs: Nagging

Do we say no to our kids enough these days?

Happy Hunger Games!

In the final installment of the Hunger Games Trilogy, Katniss emerges as having all of the attributes of a great leader. These attributes are also shared by many of our great Jewish leaders.

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?”

Jtube: Tonight Show

Have we taken texting too far?

Trumbo

Working underground due to the infamous Hollywood blacklist didn’t prevent this writer from producing hit after hit.

How to Avoid Israeli Brutality: A Quick Guide

A public service announcement for Palestinians wanting to avoid getting shot.

Memories?

My memory is turning into a soft boiled egg.

Michael Douglas: Star of David

The legendary Hollywood producer and star becomes an eloquent defender of the Jewish people.

Jtube: Karate Kid

What is the secret of being an inspiring teacher?

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.

10 Ways You Can Tell If Non-Jews Have Been Hanging Out with Jews

“Bitsy dahling! Whatever did you mean when you called Alistair a shmendrick while yachting?!”

Testing 1-2-3

We teachers give you tests primarily because we hate you. There, I said it.

Jtube: Don Rickles: One Night Only

Do Jews and Black people have a shared struggle?

Steve Jobs: The Apple of Our Eye?

Steve Jobs may have been a corporate titan, but many honorable character traits, cherished by Judaism, were foreign to him.

A Tight Fit

“You might be happier in portly,” the suit salesman told me. What exactly does that mean?

Jtube: Nike: Tag

Are we ever too old to play?

Corridors and Catastrophes

Taking my 4 young children to a British castle… probably not a good idea.

Jtube: Man Up

What is a good piece of unsolicited advice you've received?

10 Headlines Using Anti-Israel Double Standards

Imagine reading this: September 11, 2001 – 18 Saudi Nationals Die in Tragic Plane Accidents.

Bubbie’s Fairy Tales

My Bubbie’s take on Rapunzel.

The Identity Thief

If someone steals my identity, this is what he’s going to find.

It’s Not For You

It’s tough, being a work-at-home husband.

Jtube: Frasier: Acting Jewish

What is the most ridiculous Jewish stereotype you have ever heard?

Meet Apple’s Jewish Siri, Shira

Apple is making an aggressive play for the Jewish cell phone market. Goodbye Siri, hello Shira.

We Jews and Sukkot

Do the Yuchi Indians of Oklahoma celebrate Sukkot?

Straight Trippin’

Some fun ideas to do with your family during Sukkot.

Johnny Depp on Whitey Bulger

Bulger wasn't hardwired to be a murderer. No one is.

Secrets in the Shtetl

Have you ever tried to keep a secret in a close-knit Jewish community? I tried, and it doesn’t work.

Would Jew Believe #41

Words from the Talmud are being sung in Zulu by an African choir?!

Jtube: Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

Why do many people have intimate relationships with their cellphones?

Dedicated in blessed memory of Richard Allen Julis who made us laugh and made us better Jews.
 

At the age of 85 and after the passing of his first wife, Morty Solomon found Adella Spielman, 81 and they decided to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding and on the way home they pass a drugstore. Morty suggests that they go in.

Morty addresses the man behind the counter: "Are you the owner?"

The pharmacist answers: "Yes."

Morty: "Do you sell heart medication?"

Pharmacist: "Of course we do."

Morty: "How about medicine for circulation?"

Pharmacist: "All kinds."

Morty: "Medicine for rheumatism?"

Pharmacist: "Definitely."

Morty: "Medicine for memory?"

Pharmacist: "Yes, a large variety."

Morty: "What about vitamins and sleeping pills?"

Pharmacist: "Absolutely."

Morty: "What about sugar diabetes. We both got bad cases."

Pharmacist: "Oh, but of course. You name it with that condition and we have the works."

Morty: "You have loose bladder and gas pills?"

Pharmacist: "Yes, there are lots of those with plenty of generics."

Morty: "Perfect! We'd like to register here for our wedding gifts."



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