Interview with the Next Hamas “Head of Security”

Given the longevity of his predecessors, Shahabi opens up about his fears and plans for the future.

You Never Call

I never call my parents. At least that’s what my parents believe.

Balance of Power

One man’s take on his experience during Hurricane Sandy and the following blackout.

The Gift of Kvetch

Kvetching is a necessary part of life! Here’s why…

Jewish James Bond

The name is Bondstein. Shlomo Bondstein.

No, I Don’t Work Here

Ever since I was a teenager, people have been coming up to me in stores and assuming that I worked there.

Driving Me Crazy

When my kids drive me, they drive me crazy.


In every Jewish committee, there’s always one of these…

Doctor in the House

I’ve been feeling kind of lousy lately, and I’ll tell you why: I went to the doctor.


My grown son moved back in with me, and sure I love him, but seriously – enough already!

The Jewish Vote

How the Presidential candidates could win the Jewish vote.

I’m a Mitzvah Clown!

I am happy to call myself a Mitzvah Clown – someone who brings happiness to senior homes and children’s hospitals.

Buzz Off

Sukkot is coming and you know what that means – bee season!

Baby Steps

My youngest child, Gedalyah, is about to start crawling. But he doesn’t know it yet.

Yom Kippur: Celebrity Edition

Yes, even famous people must atone.

My Yom Kippur Confession

My tip for a more meaningful Yom Kippur – lighten up.

Guilt Trip Shopping Trip

I long for the days when grocery shopping was simpler.

The Funniest Jewish Jokes, Part 3

My favorite jokes including one that explains the secret to Jewish survival.

Back to School Basics

Kids gather around and listen to these pearls of wisdom from a master educator.

The Second Time Around

With the death of my husband, I’ve suddenly found myself part of a terrifying new demographic: Jewish Boomer Single.

Go for the Gold(berg)!

How to improve the Olympics by making them more Jewish.

Flying High

Statistically, it’s a lot safer to fly than to drive. I think I’ll take my chances.

The Funniest Jewish Jokes. Part 2

These classic jokes are quintessentially Jewish and put me into hysterics.

And the Oscar Goes to?

The most intriguing rejectees from the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

Facebook Faceoff

”Like” this article or we are no longer “friends.”

Have you Heard the One About…

The funniest Jewish Jokes I’ve heard – and why.

Home Economics

Men are far more economical. Wait. Let me explain.

Crash Course in Texting for Parents

Did your parents ever speak another language so you wouldn’t understand? Well it’s happening again, but this time, your kids are the culprits.

Talking Small

Don’t talk to me about the weather, the food at the wedding you went to or how bad the traffic was – I hate small talk.

My 15 Minutes

Several years ago I had a brush with celebrity – I starred in my own TV pilot.

Don’t Call Me Dad

A young man came over to ask for permission to marry my daughter and I wanted to injure him. Badly.

Obama Woos the Jews

President Obama’s top-secret, 10-step plan for wooing the Jews.

Chinese Auction Action

How to make your next Chinese Auction a fun-raising experience.

That’s So Annoying!

Modern technology’s most annoying inventions.

Jewish Paraprosdokians

50 paraprosdokians for the articulate Jew.

Cirque du Oy Vey

An advance preview of Las Vegas’ first Jewish-themed circus show.

Having a Ball

For his Afikoman present my son asked for a football. But I can’t play for the life of me. Help!

Don’t Ask Your JYA’S This

Questions Jewish parents should never ask their Jewish Young Adult (JYA) children.

Judy for President

Today I announce my candidacy for president of the United States. My motto: "Opinion over Experience”.

The Obama/Netanyahu Transcripts

Private moments of Netanyahu-Obama White House visit caught on tape!

Priscilla’s Visit from her Mother in Law

Priscilla’s mother in law came to visit and she tried her very best to resolve things without violence.

Purim: You Are Who You Eat

In honor of Purim, I would like to broaden this whole Eating our Enemy custom.

A Jewlarious Hamantashen Recipe

Both the recipe and the jokes here are real.

The Jewish Oscars

Sneak Previews of Upcoming Jewish Versions of Oscar-Nominated Films.

The Brainy Bunch

Does being Jewish make us smarter?

The Jewish Disorder Manual II

My diagnostic manual for Jewish disorders is back!

Carpool Craziness

I miss the school bus. Not that I’m chasing after it yelling “Wait!” but I yearn for it.


Already broken Jewish celebrity New Year’s resolutions.

The Jewish Disorder Manual

My very own Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for my very own people.

An Arab League Observer Speaks

An anonymous Arab League observer risks his life to Tweet from within Syria.

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