Summer Camp Inspired Budding Jewish Celebrities

Bob Dylan attended Zionist-oriented Herzl Camp in Wisconsin where it is said he first learned to play guitar, piano and harmonica.

A Brief History of Rugelach

“Rugelach” is a Yiddish word that literally means “little twists.”

Elvis Presley’s Jewish Roots

I was all shook up in Mississippi.

Famous Jews and Their Pen Pals

From Anne Frank’s Iowa pen pal to Groucho Marx’s correspondence with T. S. Elliot.

Jewkbox: Jewish Musicians who Changed Rock Music

Six members of the tribe, from Bob Dylan to Joey Ramone.

We Jews: Latino Jews

Jewbans, Mexi-Jews. Jewminicans, Jewtinas or Kosher-Ricans.

WE JEWS: Little Known Jewish Inventions

From the flashlight to the flexistraw, these Jewish inventions make life a little better.

What Jewish History Forgot: Yom Kippur Edition

Studies show that stock prices are tied to Yom Kippur?!

Jews and U.S. Independence Day

Secret messages were sent in Yiddish?!

Am I the ‘Funniest Person in the World’?

I made it to the finals of the Funniest Person in the World competition in Finland as an Orthodox Jew. Here’s my amazing story.

What Jewish History Forgot: Amazing Covert Rescues

Wilfrid Israel rescued tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, yet few have heard of him.

What Jewish History Forgot: Amazing Events During the High Holy Days

After being pulled from the game, Dodgers pitcher Don Drysdale said, "I bet you wish I was Jewish, too."

What Jewish History Forgot: Three Fascinating Jewish Fathers

Ever heard of Sol Floersheim? Would Jew believe he helped put away Billy the Kid?

Jewish Mothers Who Helped Build America

May is a month for Mothers, so in their honor, let’s look at a few Jewish mothers who helped build America.

What Jewish History Forgot: Passover Edition

Do you know who made the first American Haggadah? If you think it was Manischewitz, think again!

What Jewish History Forgot

Wyatt Earp, Elvis Presley and Alexander Hamilton all had Jewish connections.

Praising the Land of Israel

In honor of Tu B’Shevat, singing the praises of the Holy Land.

18 Reasons for Making Aliyah

Reason number 7: Kosher Burger King!

Two Jews Walk Out of Israel

Mark Schiff on performing with Jerry Seinfeld in Israel.

We Jews: A Hanukkah Round-Up

Who set the world record with a one and a half hour dreidel spin?

Jerry Seinfeld and I in Israel

In December, Jerry Seinfeld and I are doing stand-up comedy in Israel. Not even terrorism can stop the laughter.

We Jews and Sukkot

Do the Yuchi Indians of Oklahoma celebrate Sukkot?

Would Jew Believe #41

Words from the Talmud are being sung in Zulu by an African choir?!

Would Jew Believe: High Holiday Edition

Some fascinating facts about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Comedy without Compromise

Meet the UK’s only religiously observant stand-up comedian Ashley Blaker, the only person in TV who doesn’t own a TV.

Jews and July 4th

There were over 2000 Jews in colonial America and many took part in the Revolutionary War. Here’s their story.

Fascinating Jewish Fathers and Sons

With Father’s Day around the corner, here’s our salute to some extraordinary Jewish fathers.

Deeper Look At Jewish Humor

When we lose sight of the big picture, humor helps us refocus.

Jewish Celebrities who Served in World War II

In honor of Memorial Day, we acknowledge Jewish celebrities who served in World War II.

The Four Corners of the Earth

The story of the Jewish communities of Bahrain and Tahiti.

Would Jew Believe #40

DidJew know a Jew invented those soy sauce take out packets we all know and love? Who nu?

Seven Things You Didn’t Know about Matzah

Did you know, the TSA has special regulations for security checks on passengers carrying handmade matzah?

Jackie Mason & Me

I interviewed Jackie Mason 25 years ago. Here, for the first time, I tell the story.

Je Suis Charlie?

Jewlarious cartoonist Keren Keet shares her thoughts on Charlie Hebdo and how her profession that has suddenly been thrust into the spotlight.

The 2014 Chelm Awards

The news stories of 2014 that never made the headlines but speak volumes about the true flavor of Israeli society.

8 Reasons Why Israelis are Amongst the Happiest People in the World

The new Pew study demonstrates that Israelis are amongst the happiest people in the world. Here are 8 reasons why.

Jewish Trivia Review

Cleanse your intellectual palate with a little Jewish trivia along with my attempt at humor.

15 Things About Israel that Make Me Smile

On my recent trip to Israel I came across some things that made me smile. Come look at my pictures!

The Jewish Father

In honor of Father’s Day, let’s learn about these fascinating Jewish fathers.

Would Jew Believe: Passover Edition, 2014

Odd and outrageous Passover tidbits…like Cher’s Seder with Gene Simmons?!

Sean Penn & Other Heroes

Sean Penn helped rescue businessman Jacob Ostreicher from Bolivia. Let’s thanks Penn and these other lesser known heroes.

Jewish Firsts 2

Jewish firsts and ground breaking Jews.

Jewish Firsts

Jewish firsts or ground-breaking Jews.