Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Comedy Showcase: Rabbi Jason Miller Shares Some Of His Favorite Jokes

Rabbi Jason Miller wears several hats in the Metro Detroit Jewish community. A graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, he is the rabbi of Tamarack Camps, part-time spiritual leader of Congregation T'chiyah in Oak Park, founder of Kosher Michigan, a kosher certification agency, and a participant in the Rabbis Without Borders fellowship through CLAL (The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership).

Another hat that's of interest to us at Jewish Humor Central is that of a stand-up comic, which Rabbi Jason has worn with great enthusiasm over the past few years. He has performed on stage in synagogues in the midwest, and last week he delivered a talk on Jewish Humor at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield, Michigan, a Detroit suburb.

In the ten minute video segment below, Rabbi Jason tells some of his favorite Jewish jokes, touching on business ethics, materialism, Jewish mothers, bris jokes, religious denominations, and holidays. Just in case you miss the punch lines, some of them are displayed in large letters.  Enjoy!


  1. A shanda....perpetuating stereotypes of Jewish business men profiting from insurance companies. I almost kicked a guy out of my insurance office yesterday for ussing the term "Jewish lightening". Shame on you.

  2. Note to Anonymous: These jokes are classics and have been retold for generations. See Rabbi Joseph Telushkin's book "Jewish Humor." He has a chapter on these insurance and other similar business jokes starting on page 63. I think we all need to lighten up and be able to laugh at and with ourselves. That need is what led to the creation of Jewish Humor Central.