Category Archives: Jewish Humor

Best 10 Yiddish Words you have to know

Everybody heard of Israeli Chutzpah and that mother becomes a bit Mushuggeneh on Friday morning in preparation for Shabbos, but do you know the origin of these words and their meaning in modern English? You, guessed right, these words are taken from ancient Yiddish, mostly spoken in Ashkenazi communities, but we are sure those of […]

What is it about Jewish Humor?

When one thinks of Jewish humor, Eastern European Yiddish sayings as well as American wit, which has a direct lineage to Yiddish, come to mind. Jewish humor can actually be traced all the way back to the Bible and Talmud.  Scriptural humor makes use of satirical as well as playful use of words and anecdotes […]

Hanukkah Candles: Backwards, Forwards, Sideways and Why?

In a few weeks, the most well-known Jewish holiday in the world will grace us with lots of oily latkes and sufagniot as well as a whole lot of fire. Yeah, Hanukkah is around the corner (for all the Jews, the month of Kislev started last week) and we can expect numerous renditions of Adam […]