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Funniest Jewish Jokes Ever 2014

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Advice, Everything, Humor, Jewish | 27 comments

Funniest Jewish Jokes Ever 2014

Hi. Looking for that last minute Hanukkah gift? Please consider my calendar. You can find it on Amazon among other sites, and bookstores.Love, Marnie http://www.aish.com/j/fs/The-Funniest-Jewish-Jokes-Ever-Calendar-2014.html

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THE MAN HUNT

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Advice, Everything, Relationships | 129 comments

Let’s face it. Many single women are happy! More are on the Great MAN HUNT to find Mr. Right, or at least “Mister I can stand for 20 years.” While not all are destined to take this journey two by two, most of us yearn for a partner to feed our desire for love, passion, and support. The hunt isn’t easy. There are many pitfalls. Let’s look.   THE MAN HUNT OR FINDING LOVE Dear Marnie: I am a 27-year-old woman who can’t seem to find love. I’m educated, have a successful job, and am unable to find a man. It seems that...

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HIZZONER: MEMORIES OF ED KOCH

Posted by on Oct 12, 2013 in Culture, Everything, Jewish | 2 comments

  Marnie Macauley   Native New Yorkers, like me, are a strange bunch. Even if we move, you can take me out of New York, but you can’t take New York out of me.   True, New York City is a wild dichotomy, where a Trump or a Sara Jessica Parker may chat it up with a bus driver while waiting for a hot dog from a street vendor. But we New Yorkers have been known on occasion, for – a touch of imperiosity. For example, we feel we are the United States of America – all 50 of them (except for L.A. where the gorgeous people go to do...

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE JEWS

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Culture, Everything, Jewish | 36 comments

  Honest Abe loved the Jewish people. But could he have been one of us? Marnie Macauley   On February 12, 1809, a young, poor, woman from Virginia, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, gave birth to a son in a log cabin built along the banks of Nolin Creek (now Hodgenville, Kentucky.) Her son, Abraham, become one of America’s most admired Presidents.   Lincoln was also beloved in his time (by the North), and was held in high regard by Jewish Americans for his moral and spiritual convictions. As he never identified with a specific faith there has...

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PIONEER & COLONIAL JEWISH MOTHERS

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Culture, Everything, Jewish | 1 comment

  Marnie Macauley   Much has been written about Jewish male early settlers in America. Less documented are the hardships that Jewish pioneer mothers faced, especially when they ventured into untamed territory. Imagine shlepping two sets of dishes and Menorahs in the 1800s to the frontiers of America, or trying to maintain a Kosher home in the wilderness?  These Yiddishe mamas not only used great resourcefulness for example, raising livestock and growing their own veggies, but once settled they often contributed mightily to the growth of...

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YIDDISH AND YINGLISH

Posted by on Oct 5, 2013 in Culture, Everything, Jewish | 278 comments

  INTRODUCTION   Yiddish, the language of Eastern European Jews, is a hybrid of German, Polish, Russian, Romanian, Ukranian, and other Slovene dialects. Yiddish became known as mama-loshen, “mothers’ language,” as Jewish women spoke it to their children.   With assimilation, Yiddish-speakers have been declining, yet there are those interested in its revival.  It is doubtful there is another language that is quite so brave, hilarious,  irreverent, expressive, filled with majesty — and most of all, sentiment.   A few...

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A JEWISH STAR: DAVID MAMET

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Culture, Everything, Jewish | 1 comment

A JEWISH STAR: DAVID MAMET

  Marnie Macauley   The year 2008 was a very strange one for the Liberal literati of New York and Hollywood. It was the year they believed playwright, screenwriter, director, essayist, novelist, and poet, David Mamet, “outed” himself as a Conservative. For many of his peers, Mamet, might as well have declared himself a serial killer.   The “outing” came in the form of Village Voice op-ed piece called “Why I am No Longer a Brain-Dead Liberal.” It was followed by his 2011 book, The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of...

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ARE JEWISH STEREOTYPES FUNNY OR JUST PLAIN OFFENSIVE? PART ONE

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in Culture, Everything, Jewish | 3 comments

ARE JEWISH STEREOTYPES FUNNY OR JUST PLAIN OFFENSIVE? PART ONE

  Marnie Macauley   Sheldon excitedly told his parents he fell in love and was getting married. “And … just for fun, I’m going to bring over three women and you guess which one I’m going to marry.”  Mama and Papa agreed.   The next day he brought three beauties who sat on the sofa and chatted with Mama and Papa over a little cake. After they left, Sheldon challenged, “Okay, which one am I marrying?”   “The one in the middle with the red hair,” they replied together...

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HABITS FROM HELL

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Advice, Everything, Q&A, Relationships | 1 comment

HABITS FROM HELL

  Dating and Co-habiting brings out the “little things” in each other could drive one or both nuts. These aren’t the serious afflictions such as addictions and abuse. No, these are the stuff that seems “normal” to them – such as a man missing the bathroom bowl, though he’s in the NBA, or a female who is always 20 minutes late whether it’s for a party or childbirth. Let’s start with …   GUY IN A STY Dear Marnie: What do you think about a guy who doesn’t like sleeping at my place (I only have a twin-size bed)...

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WORK AND CAREER RELATIONSHIPS

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Advice, Everything, Q&A, Relationships | 1 comment

WORK AND CAREER RELATIONSHIPS

  Next to family, our colleagues often become our second families, rife with problems with co-workers and bosses.  More, given the state of the economy, the workplace has changed its look and attidude. Downsizing is rampant, and those of us who thought we were secure are now scouting Want Ads! Many of those unemployed are forced to find new career avenues, frequently home and computer-based. Let’s look …   LAY OFF! Dear Marnie: I am one of many individuals who have been laid off from work.  I am not ashamed or embarrassed;...

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