From Groucho Marx To Seinfeld, Jewish Jokes Dominate Top 100 List

02/04/2016 - 12:08

New York Magazine’s culture section, Vulture, this week published a mega-listicle, “The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy.” With the help of comedians and historians of comedy, the magazine’s editors compiled the most important jokes ever uttered — from Charlie Chaplin making dinner rolls dance to Louis C.K. dissing his daughter.

Jerry Seinfeld speaking onstage at the 2015 Hulu Upfront Presentation at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, April 29. JTA

Obama To Appear On Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians In Cars’ Show

12/22/2015 - 11:21

President Barack Obama will appear on comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” web series.

Barack Obama on phone. Wikimedia Commons

‘Jerry And The Falafel,’ And Other Israel-Themed Seinfeld Episodes

10/07/2015 - 20:00

Jerry Seinfeld is set to perform in Israel for the first time, with a stand-up comedy show scheduled for December in Tel Aviv.

Jerry Seinfeld speaking at the 2015 Hulu Upfront Presentation in New York City, April 29, 2015. JTA

Larry David Alleges 'Showbiz' Anti-Semitism At Tonys

06/09/2015 - 20:00
Blueprint Editor

Larry David was the muse behind the ever-eccentric George Costanza in "Seinfeld", so it is only fitting that Jason Alexander, who portrayed Costanza, should be taking over David’s character in his Broadway play, "Fish in the Dark."

What's The Deal With Seinfeld's Self-Diagnosis?

Last week's announcement by Jerry Seinfeld that he is "probably on the autism spectrum" has been met with mixed emotions by those of us who are connected to the autism community. There are those who applaud Seinfeld for being open about his struggles with social engagement and those who fear that his announcement will somehow diminish the struggles of those on the spectrum. Both sides are excoriating one another in the blogosphere, highlighting the division between the parents of low-functioning kids and the parents of the high-functioning ones.

Rabbi Rebecca Schorr

Nu, You Didn't Know That The Seinfeld Stars Speak Yiddish?

New videos feature excepts from the hit sitcom Seinfeld in Yiddish.

10/06/2014 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Ever imagine that a mentsh like Jerry Seinfeld would be teaching you Yiddish?

Seinfeld cast. Via

Object Lessons

Artist Barbara Bloom rummages through The Jewish Museum’s vast collection and teases out new meanings from her playful pairings.
04/09/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Book Critic

At most museums, the bulk of the collection is not on the walls or in display cases, but carefully catalogued and stored, out of sight. At The Jewish Museum, artist Barbara Bloom was extended a dream invitation: to peruse their collection of 25,000 works of ceremonial and fine art, and to configure an altogether new display.

Barbara Bloom’s juxtapositions are, she says, “placeholders for thoughts.” Christine McMonagle

Seinfeld's 'George Costanza' Meets With Knesset Leaders

10/23/2011 - 20:00

Former "Seinfeld" star Jason Alexander met with a Knesset caucus to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Alexander is in Israel as part of a high-profile delegation of international business leaders and philanthropists under the auspices of OneVoice, an international grass-roots movement working to promote the two-state solution.

Great To ‘Bee’ Back In Israel, Says Jerry

11/27/2007 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor
When Jerry Seinfeld last came to Israel, in 1971, there wasn’t much fanfare surrounding the then-17-year-old Massapequa resident’s visit or his volunteer stint at Kibbutz Sa’ar. “Nobody wanted my autograph and nobody wanted to take their picture with me,” he told reporters in Tel Aviv this week, as the now-superstar comedian promoted his film, “Bee Movie.”
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