18 Reasons for Making Aliyah

Reason number 7: Kosher Burger King!

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."

Eli Lebowicz: Standup

Eli explains the ins and outs of Orthodox life.

Captain Huxley’s Gift

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

Jtube: Star Wars: The Force

Do you believe in luck or is "luck" from God?

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?!

Jtube: The Steve Harvey Show: A Kiddush Hashem

Would you have returned the money?

David Kilimnick: Stand Up Comedy From Israel

Want to know how to ride a bus in Israel? Watch David and learn.

Hilarity from the Holy City

Being a standup comedian in Jerusalem is no laughing matter.

Jtube: That Killed Him: Judging People Unfavorably

How can we prevent ourselves from judging others too quickly?

Two Jews Walk Out of Israel

Mark Schiff on performing with Jerry Seinfeld in Israel.

The Schwartz Awakens

A rabbi’s Jewish take on the latest Star Wars blockbuster.

Jew Year’s Resolutions?

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

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.

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

Marty Mittleman was coming back from his nephew’s bar mitzvah party where he may have had a few too many l’chaims and he rear-ended the car in front of him. Being that he was a lawyer, Marty got out of his car, walked over to the driver of the other car and said, "Boy, are you in trouble! I'm a lawyer!"

The driver looked out his window and said, "I’m not so sure about that. I'm a judge."



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