Marnie’s Guide to Unique Jewish Diseases II

Part 2 of the abbreviated dictionary of Jewish diseases.

Stuck On You

Here’s a sure fire tip if you want to be remembered for posterity: do something really embarrassing. Humanity promises not to forget.

Ten Ways the IDF is More Humane Than…

...your mother-in-law and 9 others you never considered.

Jewish Trivia Review

Cleanse your intellectual palate with a little Jewish trivia along with my attempt at humor.

Organic Escapades

Success and failure in my back yard organic garden.

Jtube: After The Dark

Can you sacrifice one life for the sake of many? (Viewer discretion is advised.)

Look Up

Meet Shmeel. He’s a volunteer first responder for Emergency Medical Services in Jerusalem. And he’s got some stories to tell.

Jtube: Monuments Men

Was the American effort to recover stolen art during World War II misdirected?

15 Things About Israel that Make Me Smile

On my recent trip to Israel I came across some things that made me smile. Come look at my pictures!

Put Me In Coach!

A manual to coaching Little League, or in my case, Yiddle League.

Jtube: Jim Carrey's Commencement Address

How can we overcome fear of failure and not let it control our lives?

Frayed Clothing and the Men Who Love Them

My husband is like Mr. Sustainability when it comes to his clothes, using them up until they are utterly and incontrovertibly no longer usable.

A Nice Jewish Boy

Five stereotypes of Nice Jewish Boys. Is there any truth to them?

Jtube: R.I.P.D.

How can we ensure positive judgment after 120?

Sports and Me

My struggle to understand my nephews’ obsession with football provided me with a spiritual touchdown of sorts.

Pain in the Mouth

God has given me perfect health, but to make up for it, I have really bad teeth. Really bad.

An Interview with the Chief

President Obama sits down with Jewlarious for a wide ranging interview. OK he didn’t really, but humor us.

These Jews Rock

Where would rock and roll be without these Jews?

Jtube: The Pale Blue Dot

What makes humanity so special given the fact that we are so seemingly insignificant?

Baby Talk

Ever wonder what that 1 year old is saying? Let me explain.

The Jewish Father

In honor of Father’s Day, let’s learn about these fascinating Jewish fathers.

Jtube: Last Comic Standing

How can we ensure that we are good neighbors to the non-Jews living amongst us?

Jay Leno Talks Israel

Jay Leno thinks Israel is very "Jewish."

X-Men: Days of Future Past

The new X-Men movie wipes the slate clean and fixes the mistakes of the past. It’s about time.

Jtube: The Lego Movie

What makes someone special?

Jewish Solutions to Global Warming

Is it hot in here or is it just me shvitzing?

A Sterling Send-off

I’m on a mission to convince the world that Donald Sterling is not one of us.

Jtube: Conan Learns About Jewish Holidays

What's your favorite Jewish holiday? Why?

Super Agers

Want to live to 100? Here’s how.

Jtube: Look Up

Has social media made us more social or less?

When Jews Were Funny

Alan Zweig’s new documentary asks: Why are Jews are funny? Answer: Because we like to kvetch.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Today’s Spider-lesson: Who is powerful? One who conquers his bad inclination.

Jtube: Cancel Glove and Boots: I Don’t Like Jews

Does the media sensationalize the news?

Leftovers

I am obsessed with eating food that was cooked, at the very least, that week.

Finders Keepers; Losers, Keep Looking

Jews may be more forgetful than other people. After all, we lost ten of the twelve tribes, and the holy Ark.

Jtube: Steve Jobs: Changing the World

Do you have to be "crazy" to change the world?

Outtakes from "The Story of the Jews"

Lesser known historical events that didn’t make Simon Schama's recent PBS 5-part series.

English Words that Sound Yiddish

When the hard truth must be told nothing says it like Yiddish.

Jtube: Anchorman 2

Have you ever had a near death experience?

The Ten Plagues: Redux

Our modern take on the ancient plagues.

My Passover Miracle

On a recent seder night, I experienced a redemption of sorts and a reminder that God knows what we need and sends it when we need it.

Jtube: Gravity

What is the key to praying?

Evolution of Chassidic Dance

From Horah to high stepping, these Hassidim can dance!

Would Jew Believe: Passover Edition, 2014

Odd and outrageous Passover tidbits…like Cher’s Seder with Gene Simmons?!

Jtube: World War Z

How has Israel survived against all odds?

Passover Q and A

Yes, Cheerios were invented by anti-Semites who totally don’t care about Pesach.

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

Two meshulachim (Jewish fundraisers) were knocking on doors in a Jewish neighborhood trying to raise funds for their institutions in Israel when they knocked on the door of a woman who was not happy to see them. She told the meshulachim in no uncertain terms that she did not want to give them any money and slammed the door in their faces.

To her surprise, however, the door did not close and, in fact, bounced back open. She tried again, really put her back into it, and slammed the door again with the same result – the door bounced back open.

Convinced these rude meshulachim were sticking their foot in the door, she reared back to give it a slam that would teach them a lesson, when one of them said: "Before you do that again you probably should move your cat."



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