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‘Just Kidding;” Trump’s red tie his raiteh bendel?

  By Joel H. Cohen NEW YORK –The mystery surrounding President Trump’s fondness for wearing overly long red neckties may have been solved. A sociologist (who asked not to be named) is convinced that the president considers each of the ties his raiteh bendel, the red ribbon, bracelet or band that many Jews over centuries […]

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Jewish trivia quiz: Black Cube

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York — Harvey Weinstein hired the Israeli intelligence company Black Cube to try to prevent publication of stories detailing his sexual abuse of women. Black Cube operative Stella Penn Pechanac duped actress Rose McGowan using an assumed name and claiming to be a women’s rights advocate. Through this subterfuge, Pechanac was able […]

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Humoring the headlines: November 11, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−“And in all of my years of public life, I have never obstructed justice.  People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.  Well, I am not a crook.”    — Richard Nixon. * “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.”  –Bill Clinton […]

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Humoring the Headlines: November 8, 2017

  By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−President Trump sharply contrasted North Korean communism and South Korean capitalism in his speech yesterday.  North Korea is a dictatorial and impoverished hell.  South Korea is a prosperous paradise where Korean women can aspire to compete on one of his golf courses. * Responding to the mass shooting at a […]

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‘Just Kidding’: If Bible Heroes Had Press Briefings

By Joel H Cohen NEW YORK –Have you ever wondered what a Bible figure’s press briefing would have been like? Well, here’s the recently discovered transcript of one given by King David’s press secretary, Ezekiel (Zeke). Publications represented included the Negev News, Gaza Gazette and Tiber Times. Reporters: Eli, Dan, Avi, and Nate. Zeke: Shalom. […]

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Jewish Trivia Quiz: Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York –Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman is the first Jewish major league baseball player to get a walk-off hit in a World Series game. What other member of Bregman’s family accomplished something in baseball?   A. Bregman’s father, Sam, played baseball at the University of New Mexico. In 1989, […]

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‘Just Kidding:’ Trump puts the ‘Ch’ back in ‘Chanukah’

By Joel H. Cohen NEW YORK — Anyone hearing strange, guttural sounds emanating from the White House, Trump Tower in New York or Mar-a-lago in Florida need not be concerned. There’s a logical explanation (sort of). It starts with President Trump’s recent – pardon the expression – crusade to get storekeepers and just about everyone […]

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Jewish trivia quiz: Fats Domino, z”l

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York –New Orleans musician Fats Domino died last week at the age of 89. Domino was called “the real King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Elvis Presley, and John Lennon said that “There wouldn’t have been a Beatles without Fats Domino.” What was the Jewish connection in Fats Domino’s life? A. […]

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Posted in Lighter Side, Music and Visual Arts, Obituaries & memorials, USA, Zimmerman_Mark

‘Just Kidding’: Backlash to Naming Gefilte as U.S. Fish

  By Joel H. Cohen NEW YORK–It really comes as no surprise. President Trump’s announcement – reported here only last week — that he planned to name the gefilte the U.S. national fish has drawn a wave of protests. Extolling the Jewish delicacy for its taste, flexibility, healthfulness, and other properties, the president said he […]

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Humoring the headlines: October 25, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO-A federal judge ruled that the Justice Department cannot prevent an interned undocumented teen from having an abortion. Mike Pence has asked President Trump to issue an executive decree calling for the deportation of undocumented fetuses. * Melania Trump visited a school in Michigan to denounce cyber bullying. When The President […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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