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?

How to Save Money in Israel

Eat in the supermarket because apparently eating there is free.

Ashkenazim vs. Sephardim: Say What?!

However we say it, say it together.

Jtube: Stand-Up Comic Elon Gold at the U.N.

Is there a difference between being Jewish and Israeli?

Absurd Shul Announcements

Let’s face it, shul announcements need some work.

Do Jews Have Godparents?

How do two individuals mutually settle on who should supersede them as parents upon their death?

Jewish Lords of the Dance

The ways religious Jews like to dance.

Jtube: Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Jewish Lawyer

Is there something about being Jewish that makes us good lawyers?

NORDISH VS. JEWISH

Two polar opposite cultures: They keep better in ice. We keep better in Miami.

Jtube: Jerry Before Seinfeld

What is the best way to apologize to a spouse?

New Jewish Robots

Are you certain that your rabbi, cantor, or deli owner is not a robot? After reading this, you may have a few doubts.

The Wandering Jew at the Heart of Billy Wilder’s ‘The Apartment’

Billy Wilder, consciously or not, was telling us the story of a Jew, destined to wander the world as an eternal outsider.

Thou Shalt Give Thy Children Candy

For me the holiday of Sukkot brings up memories of candy.

New Sukkot Vocabulary

Key words you never knew you needed.

Evolution of Jewish Music

Based on Pentatonix’s “Evolution of Music"

Jtube: Conan in Israel

Why does Israel treat Syrian refugees?

Hava Nagilah: The Story behind the Quintessential Jewish Song

The story of Hava Nagila spans much of modern Jewish history.

Apology APPccepted

Introducing the pre-Yom Kippur APP!

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

The Edelstein family from New York was getting a guided tour through one of the ancient crusader forces in the land of Israel.

"This place," their tour guide told them, "is almost one thousand years old. Not a stone in it has been touched, nothing altered, nothing replaced in all those years."

"Wow," said Zadie Edelstein, "they must have the same landlord I do."



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