Satire in the Crosshairs

Why does Aish.com have a humor section?

Wild: An Adventure in Self-Discovery

Four essentials for facing our deepest selves.

Jtube: Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe

Is having many children a challenge or a pleasure?

Back in Pain

I’ve got back pain so I guess that means mazal tov to me, I am old now.

Gefilte Tank: Part Two

Suze Essenfeld bought into the Krankheiter – a thermometer that tells you when you are not sick.

Jtube: Portlandia: Social Bankruptcy

Are we, as a society, better or worse off being so "connected"?

Judaic Hall of Marketing Shame

Least-successful Jewish celebrity-branded products like Paul Simon’s “I am a Sock.”

Unbroken

Laura Hillenbrand and Louie Zamperini have created extraordinary lives through adversity.

An Open letter to Kim Jung Un

Sony may be afraid of you, but Jewlarious is not.

The Differences Between Jewish and Non-Jewish New Year’s Resolutions

“Spend more time with family & friends.” Um… for 3500 Jews have been nailing this one.

Jtube: The Goldbergs

Do you think Jews are prone to helicopter parenting?

Harry Potter and Jewish Values

News of a Jewish wizard at Hogwarts reminded me of 5 Jewish values reflected in the series of books.

Jtube: Shark Tank: Mensch on a Bench

Is there a Jewish toy you think would be a good idea to create?

The 2014 Chelm Awards

The news stories of 2014 that never made the headlines but speak volumes about the true flavor of Israeli society.

If Christmas Songs were Written about Hanukkah

Many Christmas songs were written by Jews. If instead they wrote their songs for Hanukkah, this is what they’d look like.

Mordechai’s Chanukah Gift Guide

How about the Back-Scratch Shirt which comes with a grid on the back, like in battleship, so you can direct the scratcher to the specific itch with lightening precision.

Gefilte Tank

We Jews need our own “Shark Tank.” Meet “Gefilte Tank.”

Jtube: I like Laughter

Why does it feel better to give than to receive?

Jtube: Wish I Was Here

How do you move forward in the face of adversity?

5 Things Jews Shouldn’t Do at the Office Holiday Party

If you can’t sing, tell jokes, don’t make the office party your debut.

Money Talks

Judy's 10 Commandments for Saving Money

Mockingjay Part I

For a nation fighting a war, how do they get like minded people in the other parts of the world to support them? It’s not the justness of their cause. It’s how well they can manipulate the media.

Jtube: Real Time with Bill Maher

What makes someone "seem Jewish"?

Jtube: 22 Jump Street

Why is education such an important value to the Jewish People?

The 3000 Year Old Jewish Woman, Part 3

Meet Sylvia. She’s been around for 3000 years, the last 1200 of which with an enormous bunion. But does she complain? No.

Interstellar

Christopher Nolan’s new film had me thinking about parenting and that most of the time when our parents are ON our backs, it’s because they HAVE our backs.

Jtube: Black-ish

How do we ensure our children stay connected to their culture/religion?

5 Questions Not to Ask a Prospective Jewish Boss

“Listen, if this interview is going on much longer, can we at least bring in a nosh?”

The Return of the Grown-Up Kids

What’s better: empty nest or full house? I’m conflicted.

Jtube: Jay Mohr: Funny For a Girl

Are men and women really that different?

Through the Roof

Today’s topic: how to save on home-heating costs.

Confessions of a Clutterphile

I thought of going on one of those “Hoarding” reality shows, except they’d make me throw out my stuff. And my stuff is important.

The Angst of Online Grocery Shopping

Goodbye grocery store, hello newfound freedom!

Jtube: Landfill Harmonic

How is music transforming the lives of these kids?

John Wick

John Wick is not a good guy. But he shows that he has the potential to be better – which makes him just like the rest of us.

Most Embarrassing Jewish Stories that Went Viral

Did you hear about the kosher deli owner who was thinking about becoming a vegan? Let’s just say it wasn’t great for business.

Jtube: Total Recall

In what ways does our past define our present?

Ten Differences Between the Klinghoffer Opera Protests and the Danish Cartoon Protests

Klinghoffer protestors stopped by Zabar’s for rugelach 8 times in 3 hours.

Jewpers

We Jews love to laugh at ourselves. So let’s do that with some “Jewpers” – or Bloopers involving Jews.

Losing Sleep

When I go to sleep I’m out like a light. My wife though takes a bit longer and then blames me for it, like there’s a certain amount of sleep to go around, and I’m using all of it up.

Jtube: Jerry Seinfeld at the CLIO Awards

Does focusing on material things bring happiness?

Jtube: The Simpsons: Krusty Sits Shiva

What is the best way to comfort a mourner?

10 Zingers Cut from Netanyahu’s Speeches

Did you hear Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Derek Jeter zinger during his UN speech? Here are 10 more zingers that didn’t make the cut.

THE 3000 Year Old Jewish Woman: Part Two

Archeologists discovered a 3000 year old woman in the Negev desert named Sylvia. After she woke up from her nap, she had more to say.

The Maze Runner

The maze is like Yom Kippur. It prepares you for what lies ahead.

The 3000 Year Old Jewish Woman

Archeologists just found a 3000 year old woman in the Negev. And her name is Sylvia.

Shimon Peres Goes Job Hunting

Shimon Peres is looking for work. You hiring?

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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