Your Jewish Calendar for 2020

January 1st make resolutions, no more eating chocolate. January 2nd, eat chocolate.

Jewish Books That Will Make You Plotz

From Moby Fleisha-Dick to The Bubbala in the Rye.

Sylvia: 3000-Year-Old Bubbe

Before the Star of David there was a Star of Sylvia.

Guess Who’s Stealing Hanukkah Now?

12 signs your family has a “ScroogeStein or “GrinchBerg”

World’s Greatest Chanukah Jokes

Silent Night? I should be so lucky!

Is Kichel a Cracker or a Cookie?

Yes, this is one of the most important questions in Jewish life.

An Ode to Jewish Community Theater

When the beast from Beauty in the Beast takes off his mask, you realize it’s your friend Doobie from shul!

Questions All Yeshiva High Schools Should Ask

If you want to get into a Yeshiva, you should have to answer these.

Top Jewlarious Jokes about Food

Kibbitz and kugel – two things Jews love.

Israelis Are Not Rude

If you think Israelis are rude, you’ve got it all wrong.

How You Know You've Been Jewelled

If you're not Jewish but have adopted any of these traits -- mazel tov, you’ve been “Jewelled.”

What’s so Jewish About Brisket?

If Bubbie is cooking up the classics, then brace yourself for some brisket.

How to Make Thanksgiving More Jewish

Start with a “Gratitude Platter”, containing appropriate symbolic foods like cranberry sauce.

New Wise Men of Chelm Stories

Tales from the shul board.

Take the Mensch Quiz

Are you a mensch? Take this quiz to find out now!

How to Visit a Jewish Retirement Home

I’ve been closely watching families who visit Jewish retirement homes and I think we can do better.

How Jews Eat Out

What has no Jew ever done since Abraham? Wait in line for a table.

There’s No Place Like Purim: A Halloween Dream

On October 31st instead of Mr. Goodbars I’ll be offering Mr. Menschbars.

Ask Yente

Jewish readers get advice from the new maven in town.

Sukkot Around the World

In Canada, Jews use heaters, in Florida, air conditioners, but at the core, it’s all the same.

6 Things I’m Sorry for This Year

I’m sorry that our nation’s problems will never end…

People You See in Shul on The High Holidays

Every shul has the guy who times the tekiya gedola shofar blast.

How Should You Break the Fast?

Don’t stress when you fress, and don’t cheat when you eat.

Top 10 Jokes about Seniors

Are we still funny? Funnier! Then again it could be a “senior moment.”

Israel Election Results Explained

Who is going to be Israel’s next Prime Minister? We break down all of the options.

I’m Sorry for My Selichot

As part of my repentance process, I hope it’s okay that I open up my heart to you. Don’t judge.

Preparing Your Child for Success at Jewish School

Beware, it all starts in kindergarten…

Top 10 Jewlarious Jokes about Doctors

"Hey Doc, want to take a look at this?"

How to Spot a Jewish Family on Vacation

They have enough luggage for a family making Aliyah…

Questions People Ask Rabbis

As a rabbi, I’ve heard my fair share of interesting questions…

How Jews Show Children They Really Care

For example, show them what they’ll get when you die. Also tell them who will get bupkis.

What is Going on at Camp?

Since our kids don’t write home, here are my guesses as to what’s happening at camp.

Reasons for Jewish Singles to Get Married

Tu B’Av is here – the Jewish holiday of love, and that means it’s time for all of us singles to get married.

My Outside the Box Ideas to Help Bring Redemption

Tell people others aren’t feeling well. Sick people bring out the best in us.

Exclusive Interview with Iran’s Top Naval Commander

I ask Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi all the tough questions.

Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand Star as Tevye & Golde!

If I directed the Fiddler remake, this is what it would look like…

Jewish Summer Camp Lingo

From the ropes course to the room with the air conditioning, this is what you need to know about Jewish summer camp.

How Jews Get Their Kids into College

Bring a mattress to the admissions office and say, “My son’s on your wait list. So I’m waiting.”

The Jewish Camp Newsletter

Here’s what we did in camp this week, in case your kid insists he did “nothing.”

New Jewish Emojis

Here’s my list of Jewish emojis I submitted to the Unicode Consortium.

Necessity is the (Jewish) Mother of Invention

My Jewish inventions that will make us all millions!

Jewish Summer Camp Characters

The cook, the nature guy, the canteen guy, the local who mows the lawn – who remembers these people from Jewish summer camp?

Confessions of a Jewish Bargain Hunter

Five things you should never get because it’s a bargain.

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