WHIPPANY, N.J. (New Jersey Jewish News via JTA) — If Bea Slater had ever been a shrinking violet, her sudden celebrity might be uncomfortable. At 90, the great-grandmother has her image plastered on billboards and bus shelters up and down Manhattan and in Brooklyn. There’s even one on the roof above...
On this past weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live, they brought back an old favorite at the Weekend Update desk, Jacob the Bar-Mitzvah boy, played by Vanessa Bayer. In the sketch Jacob tells the story of Passover while reading from a prepared speech, unable to stray from the written...
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Pesach is coming! Dun dun DUN. Six13 released this Game of Thrones cover for their Pesach parody video of the year, and it has everything you expect in a Pesach parody video. 'Authentic' costumes (what plastic wig?), clever lyrics, huge faces floating above mountains, and some very dramatic singing.
What’s an appropriate age to teach kids a second language? When it comes to Yiddish, author Laurel Snyder believes no time is too soon. Snyder’s baby board book, Nosh Schlep Schluff: Babyiddish, is perfect for very young children, or for anyone else in search of a good time with a Jewish pidgin...
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It may be a few years old, but this cover of 'Uptown Funk' by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson is so spot on that it deserves the spotlight for another year. Six13 adapted the hit song into a fun jam about what Pesach is really all about ('It's Pesach/change...
Sharon Dobuler Katz posted the following to Facebook: You'll l-o-v-e THE FUNNIEST MATZA VIDEO EVER in Yiddishelah (a language that would be Yiddish if we could really speak it). What do YOU do with your leftover Matzahs? Find out the hysterically funny possibilities in YIDDISH (almost), thanks to almost-Yiddish-master (kinda)...
A new video on Youtube shows a woman during a BBC interview who articulates the complicated situation in South Korea while caring for kids, cooking a dinner, cleaning the toilet and even diffusing a bomb! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ojvk-4IcOE] This of course is a spoof of a real life situation that happened last week during...
J-TV went to the streets of London to see what people knew about Jewish objects...it appears not much! According to these pedestrians lulavim and etrogim are used to celebrate Hanukkah, apparently a holiday that is basically Christmas without Santa. How about a kippa? Is it a shoulder pad or...
We all know the story of Purim. But have we ever heard Donald Trump tell the story of Purim? Well we probably never will, but this video may be as close as we'll ever get. David Sidman, a Jerusalemite with a killer Donald Trump impression, is here to provide you with...
Ashley Blaker isn’t your average orthodox Jewish man: he is also an internationally-acclaimed comedian. In November 2015 he embarked on his first stand-up tour – Ungefiltered – which played to sell-out audiences the length and breadth of the UK. He started 2017 with his first Israel tour and followed...
(JTA) — Looking to celebrate Hanukkah but want to make this year a bit unique? Take a hint from these unusual menorahs — including ones made out of pita bread and exploded rockets — and your eight nights of Hanukkah will be sure to be different from all the...
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Sherman the overweight hedgehog, who was put on a diet at a zoo in Israel, has lost about one-tenth of his body weight. Sherman weighed 3.5 pounds, double the average weight of a normal hedgehog, when he was taken in by the Ramat Gan Safari, located outside...
Fans of comedy living in Israel are rejoicing after the announcement that American comedian Brian Regan will be headlining four shows in Israel this May as part of the Comedy for Koby tour. Regan, 59, is known as the comedian's comedian, has earned his fame with his offbeat observational comedy...
If we had to name the most popular Purim costume of the year it would have to be Donald Trump. With him being named the 45th President of the United States just months ago, being named Time Magazine's Man of the Year, and just being all over the news...

Halachos of Thanksgiving

Let’s be very careful this Thanksgiving not to get too caught up in the festivities and forget the finer details of the day. One must have a Kzayit of turkey past plag on thanksgiving, but should ideally wait for nightfall. A turkey may be roasted, grilled fried, or cooked in any...


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