New Jersey Jewish News

4,000 Years, 10 Jokes

Jewish history is like the waiter who asks the table full of retired ladies, 'Is anything all right?'

11/03/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Andrew Silow-Carroll, editor-in-chief of the New Jersey Jewish News, is a veteran of the Jewish community’s communications world, with previous stints at The Forward and CLAL. He’s also a maven on Jewish humor. He’ll talk about “The History of the Jews in Ten Jokes” at Temple Emanu-El’s adult education Skirball Center on Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and 10. The Jewish Week interviewed him by email. This is an edited transcript.

Andrew Silow-Carroll: “There’s Jewish humor, and there’s Judaism humor.”

Hot Potatoes

This stuffed potato food truck could take home the "Best of New Jersey" VENDY Award.

08/12/2013 - 20:00
Food & Wine Editor

The potato is humble no more.

Hunger Construction, rolling out to the Big Apple September 7. John Lee

Gentile And Other 'Unorthodox' Moms

I’m still looking for good names for gentile women raising Jewish kids. Perhaps someone like the Jewish Outreach Institute or should sponsor a contest, hint hint.

Hopefully they’d come up with something better than JOI Associate Executive Director Paul Golin’s (joking I hope) suggestion to me, via Facebook, that we call them MORBs: mothers of other religious backgrounds. A bit too close to “morbid” for my taste.

Sh*t In-Married Jews Say?

Remember my post back in December about what NOT to do when you discover an intermarried Jewish family member has a Christmas tree in their house? 

Now I’d like to share what NOT to say when you encounter a mom who tells you she is not Jewish but has agreed to raise her kids as Jews:

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