The Jazz Singer, Yom Kippur & the History of Film

On October 6, 1927, the day before Yom Kippur, “The Jazz Singer” electrified the audience as the first official feature-length film in sound.

So Sorry

You know that your apology is downright awful if you then have to apologize for your apology.

Jtube: The Carrol Burnett Show: Sorry

Why is saying "sorry" so hard?

Rosh Hashanah Resolutions

God, please help me to stop eating chocolate.

The (Jewish) Show Must Go On!

Miriam Poppins is about an Israeli nanny who floats down from the sky holding oversized Shabbos candlesticks.

Jtube: Zootopia: How to Succeed in Business

What has been your biggest ethical challenge at work?

Top Neil Simon Quotes and Excerpts

A look at some memorable quotes from the most successful and prolific playwright of the 20th century.

Neil Simon and the American Jewish Experience

The prolific, award-winning playwright died at age 91.

Making Cholent with Alex Clare, the Orthodox Jewish Popstar

In the kitchen of the award winning, platinum selling artist and ex-chef, discussing Jewish food, life and music.

What’s Cool about Shul

When someone tells you religion does more harm than good, take him to shul.

Jewish Back to School Shopping Explained

No I cannot explain why your tuition doesn’t include pencils.

Jtube: The Critic

What would you do if you found out that you weren't Jewish?

Aretha Franklin, Respect, and her Jewish Producer

The story behind the Queen of Soul’s hit song, Respect.

Shul Kiddush Best Practices

Focus on wolfing down as much and as fast as you can without looking alarmingly gluttonous.

Jtube: Michael Palascak Standup: Parenting

Why is being a parent the best job in the world?

Jewcrastination

How Jews can procrastinate productively.

Jtube: 92nd Street Y: What Makes Jewish Jokes Funny

Are loss and suffering the key drivers behind Jewish humor?

25 Signs Camp Second Session Wasn’t as Good as Its First

Including "Reverse Visiting Day" on which campers are sent home to visit their parents.

Hasidic Women Breaking Barriers

A new documentary reveals Judge Ruchi Freier’s trailblazing work to establish the first all-women’s emergency medical response team Brooklyn.

Jtube: Big Think: Abe Foxman on Power of Words

As Jews, should we laugh or be worried about Sacha Baron Cohen's new show?

How Jews Do Summer Vacations

Jews don’t pack clothes. We just pack food.

Top 10 Jewlarious Jokes about Bubbies

“Next year in Jerusalem. The year after that, how about a nice cruise?”

How to Enjoy a Summer Vacation in Israel

Going on a hike, or “Tiyul”, is a great way to experience what’s called in the Middle East “dehydration.”

Jtube: All in the Family: Rich Jews

Where does the "all Jews are rich" stereotype come from?

Tips for Your Online Jewish Dating Profile

Tip #1: Do whatever you can to make sure your profile picture doesn’t look like you.

Don’t Ask Your Elderly Parent This!

Questions an adult child should never ask their Jewish boomer parent.

Jtube: G.I. Jews: Jewish Americans in WWII

Do you think there is still anti-Semitism in the US army?

Jtube: The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Jews Taking Over the World

How do we educate children against anti-Semitism?

Fast Day Survival Tips

My techniques to make it through the Tisha B’Av fast.

Summer Camp Inspired Budding Jewish Celebrities

Bob Dylan attended Zionist-oriented Herzl Camp in Wisconsin where it is said he first learned to play guitar, piano and harmonica.

A Brief History of Rugelach

“Rugelach” is a Yiddish word that literally means “little twists.”

Jewish Summer Camp: Memories of a Pre-Military Academy

The way my parents made Jewish summer camp sound, I thought I was joining the US Armed Forces.

Jtube: Scrubs

Does being a leader sometimes mean being the bad guy?

Top 10 Jewish Animal Jokes

With a few dog jokes slipped in for good measure.

Elvis Presley’s Jewish Roots

I was all shook up in Mississippi.

Jtube: Carpool Karaoke: James Corden & Paul McCartney

What’s one of the most powerful songs that inspires you?

Vacationing as a Jew

Your goal is to get into your hotel room but the anti-Semites have decided to make hotel keys electronic.

Incredibles 2: Three Jewish Ideas

Some Jewish wisdom from the blockbuster film.

Jtube: Mr. Rogers on Late Night with David Letterman

Has children's television lost its innocence?

The Worst Bar Mitzvah Speech Ever Given

“I’m honored to be a Jewish adult. I will never pay retail again.”

Chris Pratt’s MTV Sermon

I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. The rowdy audience of millennials burst into applause when he stated, "God is real. God loves you. Believe that, I do."

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Mr. Rogers, 50 Years Later

The unlikely media star taught the importance of civility, compassion, and the hard work of being a good human being.

Jtube: Anthony Bourdain in Jerusalem

How can we make sure all Jews feel welcome in the Jewish community?

Top 9 Jewish Jokes about Fathers

In honor of Father’s Day, enjoy some jokes about our beloved Jewish fathers!

Jtube: Living Biblically: Modern False Idols

What are our modern "false idols"?

Fauxpologies: When Anti-Semites Apologize

When anti-Semites get caught, they are often forced to apologize, or what I call “fauxpologize.”

Top Ten Jewish Dog Jokes

Do all Jews love dogs? Debatable. Do all Jews love dog jokes? No question.

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

One day little Rivkah Stern was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother has several strands of white hair sticking out. She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Mommy, why are some of your hairs white?"

Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white."

Little Rivkah thought about this revelation for a while and then said, "Mommy, what in the world did you do to Bubbie to make ALL of her hairs are white!?"



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