Posts Tagged ‘ jewish humor ’

Bubbe Doubtfire Tells the Weather

June 6, 2014
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Bubbe Doubtfire Tells the Weather

This past winter was so toxic it gave us high-grade cabin fever. Because laughter is the best medicine, the Queens-born actor David Krumholtz created Gigi, a kind of Bubbe Doubtfire, to deliver entertaining video shorts nominally about the weather. Gigi, the most watchable meteorologist since Steve Martin in L.A. Story, uses forecasts as jumping-off points to…

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Jews: Not Funny Anymore

May 12, 2014
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You want we should make you laugh? “Too late!” says When Jews Were Funny, a new…

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David Rakoff: Half Full, in Our Book

November 29, 2012
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Long and proud is the Jewish tradition of using sharp humor in the face of hopeless tragedy. David…

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Open with a Joke

September 7, 2012
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It’s a common rule of public speaking: Tell a…

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How dirty can you get (in Hebrew)?

August 22, 2012
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There’s something about the comedy hip-hop group The Lonely…

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When the Comic Stops Laughing

July 18, 2012
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Israel Zangwill (1864-1929) was a British humorist, a writer,…

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Best Bathroom Reading

May 18, 2012
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According to Jewish law, it’s inadvisable to read holy…

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Great Jewish Bloggers of the 1920s

February 9, 2012
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Anzia Yezierska, the Jewish immigrant writer from Poland,…

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A Pair of Rabbis & a Pair of Nuns

November 23, 2011
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Jewish jokes aren’t like regular jokes. Granted, there’s the…

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How to Play Jewball

October 26, 2011
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How to Play Jewball

Do Jews care about sports? The popular stereotype says…

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The Only Synagogue in New York

June 29, 2011
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You’ve likely heard the old Jewish joke: A man…

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The Mongrel Jews

December 29, 2010
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The Mongrel Jews

The self-described “street folk” band The Mongrel Jews plays old-fashioned…

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