Confessions of a Jewish School Teacher

Parents, whatever you share with your kids at home will be shared in class. That’s a promise.

Kosher Entertainment for the Sick & Weary Teenager

This teen got sick and tired of being home sick. Here are some of her do it yourself self-entertainment tips.

Step Bubbiehood

As a middle aged girlfriend, I'd like to skip Step Motherhood and go straight to Step Bubbiehood.

10 Headlines Using Anti-Israel Double Standards

Imagine reading this: September 11, 2001 – 18 Saudi Nationals Die in Tragic Plane Accidents.

ManSpeak Vs. WomanSpeak

Men and women think we speak the same language. We don’t.

How to Sleep in the Sukkah

With a little preparation and the right kind of weapon, anyone can sleep in the sukkah!

What to Ask for Forgiveness for this Yom Kippur

5780 wasn’t one of our best years. If we want 5781 to be better, let’s apologize and try to be better.

Crash Course in Yiddish Texting

Forget LOL” How about WAICL for “What am I, chopped liver”?

Things We Should Pray for This Year

Dear God, parents have done their time. They shouldn’t have to see their children for the next two and a half years.

Gentile Guilt Vs. Jewish Guilt

Believe it or not, Jews don’t have a monopoly on guilt.

Why More Arab Countries Should Make Peace with Israel

The United Arab Emirates announced a historic peace treaty with Israel. Here’s why other Arab countries should too.

Orthodoxy at University

From an Orthodox all-girls high school to a secular British University. In two words: culture shock.

How to Have an Outdoor Wedding or Bar Mitzvah

People now just stare at each other awkwardly. Get used to that weird look. It means “Mazel Tov.”

13 New Jewish Barbies

Barb Mitzvah Barbie comes complete with yarmulkes, table assignments, DJ and cheesy movie montage.

Tevye & Golda See a Marriage Counselor

The music is gone. It’s just Tevye and Golda. And it’s not good.

Coronavirus Questions

Do masks work? Should you go to shul? Should you send your kids to Israel? Mordechai tells all!

Board Games With A Jewish Twist!

Parker Brothers has changed to Parker Stein. Wanna play?

Did Jew Know?

Outrageous, odd, fascinating, Jewish facts & figures.

How I Survived an Israeli Coronavirus Hotel

I emerged from 14 days in solitude a better Jew.

How Jews Beat the Heat

Whatever you do, don’t go for a picnic. Jews don’t picnic.

Least-Known Jewish Statues

See them before they get torn down.

Protests in Israel vs. Protests in America

The last people to pull down monuments in Israel were the Romans.

A Celebration of Seltzer

Who remembers the days when we drank seltzer? It’s time to return to the good old days!

How to Make Jewish Summer Camp at Home

Step 1 – throw in some Hebrew. Call it “Camp Bayit”.

Backyard Camp Bonanza

Don’t know what to do with your kid this summer? How about a backyard camp?

Similarities Between COVID-19 and Jewish Mothers-in-Law

COVID-19 spreads from person to person. Jewish mothers-in-law go from person to person, sharing their disappointment in their sons-in law.

Zoomchas: How to have a Simcha on Zoom

How to get the most out of your online celebration.

Distanced Learning

My advice to parents who are suddenly vice principals of schools at home.

12 Ways Teachers are Just Like Celebrities

If you ever wondered what being a celebrity is like, just become a teacher.

Shavuot at a Social Distance

Clean your house, take a bath, throw in a load of laundry and break out the cheese cake.

How to Celebrate Jerusalem Day This Year

Try Israeli dancing while socially distancing. It’s actually safer – I’ve been injured during many a hora.

The Trouble with Making Fairy Tales Jewish

Apologies to the Princess & the Pea, but you won’t be a Jewish princess!

The Jewish Food Personality Test

What do your Jewish food preferences say about you?

How to Visit Parents & Grandparents During Coronavirus

Apparently, absence makes the heart grow guiltier.

The Abbreviated Dictionary of Oy

Only two letters, but countless usages.

Celebrating Israeli Independence Day at Home

In Israel Yom HaAtzmaut is celebrated in the streets. Here’s how to do it at home.

How We Survived Passover in Quarantine

I certainly cleaned a lot more for Pesach this year. I know this because I found a garlic powder that expired in 2003.

Top 10 Jewlarious Jokes about Bubbies

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

An Ode to Omar Barghouti

BDS Founder Omar Barghouti says it’s okay to take an Israeli developed coronavirus vaccine. Not so fast.

Why is This Passover More Anxiety-Ridden Than All Other Passovers?

It’s just your immediate family for the Seder this year. God help us.

The Ten Plagues: Redux

Our modern take on the ancient plagues.

Jewish Communal Traditions Under Quarantine

Make a shul at home. Give the sermon. Congratulations, you are now the rabbi!

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