Archive | Lighter Side

Jewish trivia quiz: Dickinson, Texas

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York — The intersection between government and religious and/or political beliefs is in the news with growing frequency, including debates over government-mandated birth control coverage in insurance policies, and the question before the Supreme Court of whether a baker must make a wedding cake for a gay couple when that violates […]

Read the full story

Posted in Lighter Side, USA, Zimmerman_Mark0 Comments

Humoring the headlines: October 18, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−Rex Tillerson refuses to confirm or deny whether he called President Trump a moron.  The more important issue is whether President Trump is a moron.  I will employ the moronic version of Jeff Foxworthy’s redneck test to determine if Trump is a moron. * He might be a moron if he […]

Read the full story

Posted in Baron_Lawrence, Lighter Side, USA1 Comment

‘Just Kidding’: Trump to name Gefilte as national fish

By Joel H. Cohen NEW YORK — President Trump, introduced to gefilte fish only recently, likes it so much he wants to make it the official U.S. fish. He said he was planning an executive order “to make gefilte fish our national fish.” Declaring “It can be enjoyed so many different ways,” he offered as […]

Read the full story

Posted in Lighter Side, USA0 Comments

Humoring the headlines: October 12, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−The forest fires in Northern California have killed 23 people and destroyed 3,500 homes and businesses.  Even though it is not as bad as Katrina or Maria, why hasn’t President Trump visited to console the victims?  Unnamed sources say he looked at the electoral map and commented, “It’s so far and […]

Read the full story

Posted in Baron_Lawrence, Lighter Side0 Comments

‘Just Kidding’: Lawyers laud Trump for job creation

By Joel H. Cohen NEW YORK– JLo, the Jewish Lawyers Organization – not to be confused with Jennifer Lopez, the actress – will honor President Trump and his administration for “incredible job creation,” namely for attorneys, many of them Jewish. A JLo official said: “Candidate Trump promised unbelievable strides in creating jobs. And now, President Trump […]

Read the full story

Posted in Cohen_Joel_H., Lighter Side0 Comments

Jewish interest license plate: Ginjeet

Read the full story

Posted in Lighter Side0 Comments

Humoring the headlines: October 8, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−Gun sales have spiked in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre and renewed calls for gun control.  In a poll conducted about why people were purchasing more guns now, here are some of the most common responses. * “The Democrats plan to amend the constitution to allow Obama to run […]

Read the full story

Posted in Baron_Lawrence, Lighter Side0 Comments

Humoring the headlines: October 4, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−In a world where there are alternative facts, there is alternative history.  It is December 21, 1941.  The United States is reeling from the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.  President Donald Trump has waited two weeks to visit the bombed naval base to bolster the morale of the sailors.   Here are […]

Read the full story

Posted in Baron_Lawrence, Lighter Side1 Comment

‘Just Kidding’: Trump tries a Yom Kippur fast

By Joel H. Cohen NEW YORK– To connect emotionally and politically with Jews everywhere, President Trump tried fasting on Yom Kippur this year. His decision to experience the nearly 27-hour ritual of self-denial came after aides discovered a highly controversial phrase in his first draft of a High Holy Day message to the Jewish community. The […]

Read the full story

Posted in Cohen_Joel_H., Lighter Side0 Comments

Jewish Trivia quiz: After Kol Nidre

By Mark D. Zimmerman  MELVILLE, New York — In Israel, it is a common custom for young Israelis to gather on the streets after Kol Nidre for an evening of fun and flirting. Many of the teenagers can be seen wearing the traditional white of the holiday. The teens, including both secular and more religious youth, will […]

Read the full story

Posted in Lighter Side, Zimmerman_Mark0 Comments

Trump’s Side Story

By Laurie Baron (Melody: “America” from West Side Story) Puerto Rico, You ravaged island , Island of Cat 4 destruction. Bad place to build my casinos. Since most people there are Latinos. * Puerto Rico, You crippled island. Island without any power. Always the hurricanes blowing, Always the devastation growing. And the debts you’re owing, […]

Read the full story

Posted in Baron_Lawrence, Lighter Side, USA0 Comments

Fact- checking an old Jewish joke

By Joel H. Cohen NEW YORK —  An old joke that’s resurfacing tells of a little boy coming home from school and excitedly telling his mother, “I got a part in the class play” “Great,” says his mom, “What character do you play?” “A Jewish husband,” the boy replied. “Well, you go right back and tell […]

Read the full story

Posted in Cohen_Joel_H., Lighter Side0 Comments

Jewish trivia quiz: Hatikvah

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York — The Star Spangled Banner, America’s national anthem, has been in the news in recent years as NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and then others, have chosen not to stand during its playing at athletic events as a political statement. Last week, President Donald Trump suggested that NFL owners should fire players […]

Read the full story

Posted in Lighter Side, Zimmerman_Mark

Humoring the headlines: September 24, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−At a rally in Alabama, President Trump urged owners of NFL teams to fire players who refuse to stand when the Star Spangled Banner is played.  Next he disinvited the Golden State Warriors from visiting the White House because Steph Curry refused to attend.  Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell responded by […]

Read the full story

Posted in Baron_Lawrence, Lighter Side

Please help us defray the costs of providing this free service with your non-tax-deductible contribution in any amount

Most recent 100 posts

Follow

Follow this blog

Email address