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Jewish trivia quiz: Sweden and the Jews

By Mark D. Zimmerman Is one answer correct? More than one? None? Make your guess and click on the link at the bottom to find the real answer. MELVILLE, New York — Sweden is in the news, with President Trump’s false claim of a terrorist attack there recently. With a Jewish population of fewer than 20,000, there […]

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Humoring the headlines: February 23, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−President Trump toured the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.  He wondered why there wasn’t any exhibit honoring the generosity of the European whites who provided free trans-Atlantic cruises for Africans immigrating to the United States and asked the docent to arrange a meeting with the Black Congressional Caucus. * […]

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‘Just Kidding:’ Trump takes C.H.A.R.M. course

By Joel H. Cohen NEW YORK — President Trump has completed the intensive behavior-modification course of the Jewish C.H.A.R.M School — an intervention institute dedicated to teaching Courtesy, Humility and Rage-Management to at-risk clients. The confidential, on-site organization, comprised of rabbis and Jewish psychologists and sociologists, uses Jewish writings (such as Pirkei Avot –the Ethics […]

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Jewish trivia quiz: Frederick Douglass

By Mark D. Zimmerman Is one answer correct? More than one? None? Make your guess and click on the link at the bottom to find the real answer. MELVILLE, New York — Frederick Douglass was an African-American abolitionist and social reformer who was born into slavery in 1818. What Jewish connection did he have in his life? A. Douglass […]

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Humoring the headlines: February 18, 2017

Reading Trump’s Mind By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−Although many in the “dishonest” media have been appalled by recent remarks made by President Trump, he actually has been trying to restrain himself.  Fortunately, a transcript of his mind was leaked to me by an intelligence agency which has a device that can penetrate the densest of […]

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Theme Song for ‘The Last Laugh’

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−While Michael Flynn frantically tried to destroy his DVD of From Russia with Love, the San Diego Jewish Film Festival is entertaining audiences day and night at a variety of venues in the city through February 19th.  I had the honor to introduce The Last Laugh, a documentary about comedians and […]

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Humoring the headlines: February 13, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−In a perfect world: Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer, and President Trump would be wired to a polygraph whenever they made public statements. * Ruth Bader Ginsburg would be immortal. * Israel wouldn’t legitimize many formerly illegal settlements the day after it disbands one. * Three Republican senators would have voted against […]

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‘Just kidding’: Bannon converting to Judaism

By Joel H. Cohen NEW YORK — Stephen Bannon, President Trump’s controversial Chief Strategist, is planning to convert to Judaism, Administration sources revealed today. President Trump said he approved of Bannon’s decision, commenting, “Remember, Ivanka converted…and she’s delighted that she did. In fact, I’m encouraging her to make a deal for the synagogue store to carry […]

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Jewish trivia quiz: Chuck Schumer

By Mark D. Zimmerman Is one answer correct? More than one? None? Make your guess and click on the link at the bottom to find the real answer. MELVILLE, New York — What did Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York do recently that has stirred up controversy within the Jewish community?  A. Senator Schumer announced […]

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Humoring the headlines: February 4, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−After denouncing a prior agreement to accept a group of refugees currently interned in Australia,  President Trump signed an executive order for the deportation of all kangaroos in American zoos whom he suspects are harboring weapons in their pouches. * The House of Representatives voted to repeal a ban on the […]

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‘Just Kidding’: Strumpets to entertain Jewish audiences

  By Joel H. Cohen NEW YORK — President Trump has signed an executive order establishing an all-female singing group– the Ms.Strumpets —  to entertain Jewish audiences. Press secretary Sean Spicer said at a press briefing that it was the first in a series of initiatives aimed at minority groups in  the nation.  The President […]

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8 Things To Know About Miss Universe 2017 Winner

A new Miss Universe 2017 was crowned in the Philippines with the title going to Iris Mittenaere from France. The beauty queen edged out the representatives from Haiti and Colombia, the two Latinas that were left in the competition. What do we know about the new pageant winner? Read these fun facts about her here: […]

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Jewish Trivia Quiz: Mary Tyler Moore, z”l

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York — Mary Tyler Moore, who passed away last week, had a number of connections to the Jewish world, both in her real life (her husband Robert Levine is Jewish) and her performing life (an episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show entitled “Some of My Best Friends Are Rhoda” grappled with […]

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Humoring the headlines: January 28, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−Since the dishonest media never anticipated a Trump victory, the TV networks are developing programs relevant to the new reality in the United States. * The Voting Dead:  Illegal aliens animate the bodies of dead people to eat the brains of real citizens so they will vote for a brainless president. […]

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