Let it Rain!

We pray for rain in Israel where nobody owns a coat.

Jtube: Marty Allen Stand Up: The Palestinian and the Israeli

Should Israel treat wounded Palestinians terrorists?

Jtube: Toyota 2018 Big Game Ad: One Team

What do you think of this ad that aired during the Super Bowl?

Fundraising Fun

A how-not-to guide to raise money for your shul.

How to Help Jewish Singles

I am single, and no I am not looking for a “shidduch”.

JTube: The Five Year Engagement

Does marriage mean finding someone you are 100% perfect for?

Jewish Flu Remedies

With flu season upon us, check out these tried (and some not true) Jewish flu remedies.

Oy-Vey Olympics

How to make the Olympics more Jewish.

Jtube: This is Us

What is the most meaningful advice you ever got when you were grieving?

Jewkbox: Jewish Musicians who Changed Rock Music

Six members of the tribe, from Bob Dylan to Joey Ramone.

Vilde Chaya

When your precious child turns out to be a “vilda chaya” – Yiddish for a “wild animal.”

Lebanon Remakes All Spielberg Movies

Saving Private Ryan now becomes Killing Private Ryan

Lady Bird and Struggling with My Identity

Who we are versus how we wish the world would see us.

All Hail the Mohel

Mohel are vastly underappreciated. In a business where there is no margin for error, they should be admired and adored.

If You Boycott Israel, Boycott This

If you boycott Israel just be ready to go all the way. Turn off Waze and go back to using Mapquest.

Jtube: Seth Rogen's "Jewish Karate"

Is Jewish guilt real or stereotypical?

A Jewish Psychic’s Predictions for 2018

Barbra Streisand will finally share her own traumatic alien abduction story.

Orthodox Judaism in the Marvel Universe

The Orthodox Union and Chabad find their place in the world of super heroes.

Why We Don’t Care that Lorde Boycotted Israel

In Israel we don’t "wait for the green light." We honk when the light turns yellow.

Jtube: Master of None

What sacrifices did your parents make for you to succeed?

We Jews: Latino Jews

Jewbans, Mexi-Jews. Jewminicans, Jewtinas or Kosher-Ricans.

Jewish New Year vs. Secular New Year

Instead of the ball drop in Time’s Square, we let the matzah balls drop into our soup.

Turning Christmas Movies into Chanukah Movies

From “It’s a Wonderful Life” to It’s a Verklempt Life.

Jtube: Finding the Balance: Carol Burnett and Friends

What’s your best top to balancing family and career?

How to Light Your Menorah

Here are my tips for how to light your menorah in ways that your neighbors will never forget.

8 People in Every Shul

In honor of the 8 days of Chanukah, here are 8 people in every shul. Even yours.

Chanukabulary

Spellukah, noun. A democratic way to settle any dispute over how you should write the word ‘Chanukah.’

Jtube: Hidden Figures

Are there similarities between the Jewish struggle and the African-American struggle?

The Last Jedi and the Force of Family

The new Star Wars movie is all about family.

World Dreidel Tour

Bringing the light of Chanukah to the world.

Winston Churchill: Three Definitive Ideas that Changed the Course of History

A new film delves into the pivotal role the great leader played in stopping Hitler.

Jtube: The Good Doctor

Would you care if you had a competent doctor who also had autism?

Synagogue Stadium Seating

Would the synagogue experience be enhanced by stadium seating?

My Jewish Holiday Cookie Exchange Experiment

I tried to organize a holiday cookie exchange at my shul. This is what happened.

Jtube: All in the Family

Is there such a thing as Jewish mannerisms?

WE JEWS: Little Known Jewish Inventions

From the flashlight to the flexistraw, these Jewish inventions make life a little better.

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest: The Legend of a Jewish Athlete

When I heard about Nathan’s contest, I knew I had found my sport.

Bad Shul Awards

Should synagogues hand out awards like the "Better Late Than Never" Award to curb bad behavior?

Rabbi Words I Don’t Understand

”The synagogue needs you for a quorum.” What’s a quorum? I thought I was being punished.

Jtube: The Mindy Project: Jewish Summer Camp

What do you think is the value of Jewish summer camp?

Pelting the Bar Mitzvah Boy

Why do we celebrate a Bar Mitzvah by slinging sweets at a defenseless child?

Larry David’s Tasteless Holocaust Joke

When does humor cross the line from clever and incisive to inappropriate and offensive?

Jtube: Young Sheldon

When should a person strive to fit in and when should he stand up to social pressure and be different?

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

Little Rivkah Shpielman was a very polite young lady and liked spending time with her Zadie and having him teach her about proper etiquette. One day Rivkah said, "Zadie, I notice that when you sneeze, you put your hands in front of your mouth. Are you doing that because it’s the polite thing to do?”

"No sweetheart," explained Zadie. "I’m doing it so I can catch my teeth!”



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