Monday, May 20, 2019

A Joke to Start the Week - "The Waiter and the Spoon"


It's another Monday already, and time for another Joke to Start the Week.

This week we're dipping deep into the Old Jews Telling Jokes archive to come up with an oldie but goodie as told by retired carpet businessman Bernie Leibowitz.

Here's the setup: My wife and I were in this famous restaurant in Philadelphia and where all the waiters wear tuxedos. And I noticed that they all had a spoon in their pocket. And then...

Enjoy!

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Koolulam Unites Israel (Tower of David) and America (AIPAC Conference) in Song


On March 24th, at the general session of the AIPAC Annual Conference in Washington D.C., Koolulam brought 18,000 people together to sing an original song for the first time in Koolulam history. 

Together with a simultaneous broadcast of 1,000 Israelis singing the same song at the Old City of Jerusalem, the United States and Israel sent a message - the two countries are connected for good.  

Koolulam is a social-musical initiative, meant to bring together people from any and all walks of life. The idea is to simply stop everything for a few hours and just sing - together.

Enjoy!

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Welcoming Shabbat with Lecha Dodi by Manginah - the Brandeis a Cappella Group

Founded in 1994, Manginah is Brandeis University’s premier co-ed Jewish a cappella group. Partnered with Hillel, Manginah sings a mixture of culturally Jewish, Israeli pop, and English pop songs.

Located in Waltham, Massachusetts at Brandeis University, Manginah has served the greater Boston community with an enthusiasm for Judaism, music, and any ways those two combine!

Manginah is proud to perform for the residents of the Coleman House retirement home in Newton every semester. Recently, the group has been increasing its regional profile by winning third place in the New England Jewish Collegiate A Capella and Showcase at Temple Sholom. 

Manginah's version of Lecha Dodi is the 25th that we've posted since starting Jewish Humor Central. You can see and hear all of them by scrolling the keyword list at the left side of this page.

Enjoy, and Shabbat shalom! 

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Throwback Thursday Comedy Special: Sid Caesar in "The Truck Driver and the Lady"


A lot of the guest hosts on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows participated in sketches. In this sketch the guest host is Paul Douglas, who had a successful career as an actor and announcer. 

No stranger to comedy, he starred with Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday on Broadway. Here he is Imogene Coca's lawyer defending her in a traffic case involving Sid as a truck driver. 

Carl Reiner is the judge and Howie Morris a hapless witness. When Douglas swings his cane in a stirring summation, watch for Carl and Sid's masterful reactions. 

No date is available for this sketch, which has only been released on very rare out of print VHS/Betamax tapes. We're grateful to the anonymous devoted collectors of Sid Caesar originals who found these tapes, had them transferred digitally, and shared them on YouTube.

Enjoy!

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#Throwback Thursday    #TBT

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Shalom (Hello) - The Book of Jewish (Jokes) - "Book of Mormon" Parody



Jewish Family and Child, a Toronto social services organization, has been sponsoring nights of Jewish joke telling. They recently enlisted many people from the Toronto Jewish community to participate in a parody of the lead song Hello from The Book of Mormon.

A direct spoof of the original, it has Toronto Jews ringing doorbells and encouraging homeowners to read The Book of Jewish (jokes).

Enjoy!

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