Jewish Humor – Confessions of a Jewish Mother

What are the two most highlighted characteristics of the.stereotypical Jewish Mother? Constant worrying, and constant complaining.  Here is a wonderful humorous video about Jewish Mother’s worrying and complaining, delivered by a 91.5 years old (!) Jewish Mother.

A lot of thanks to my friend Iriit Jacobson for sending the link.

Jewish Humor – Quotes of Famous Jewish Comedians

In our weekly Jewish Humor corner,  we bring quotes of Jewish comedians including Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, George BurnsJackie mason, Groucho Marx, and Lenny Bruce

Great Jewish Comedian: Woody AllenI think crime pays. The hours are good, you meet a lot of interesting people, you travel a lot.
Woody Allen

I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying. I don’t want to live on in the hearts of my countrymen; I want to live on in my apartment.
Woody Allen

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Jewish Humor – What the Best Jewish Jokes Say About the Jews by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

Originally posted on Literary Adventure:

Jewish Humor- What the Best Jewish Jokes Say About the Jews

A Jewish mother is walking down the street with her two young sons. A passerby asks her how old the boys are. The doctor is three, the woman answers. And the lawyer is two.


 A medieval Jewish astrologer prophesied to a king that his favorite mistress will die soon. Sure enough, the woman died a short time later, the king was outraged at the astrologer, certain that his prophecy had brought about the woman’s death. He summoned the astrologer and commanded him: prophesy to me when you will die. The astrologer realized that the king was planning to kill him immediately, no matter what answer he gave. I do not know when I will die, he answered finally. I only know that whenever I will die, the king will die three days later.


 Two Jews are dragged by anti-Semites before a firing squad. The first one cries out: Stop! …

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Jewish Humor – Growing Up Jewish

This gem of Jewish HumorJewish humor arrived by email. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Growing up, you knew you were Jewish when…

  • You grew up thinking it was normal for someone to shout “Are you okay?” through the bathroom door when you were in there longer than 3 minutes. Continue reading

Jewish Mother Jokes

JAM? Jewish American Mom? Like in  JAP? Jewish American Princess?

And that’s why you’re calling your blog Really Mom?

You don’t want to associate yourselves with JAPs. There are so many bad jokes about JAPs.

This from my sixteen year old daughter.

Yes, there are a lot of jokes about JAPs but not as many as there are about the Jewish Mother.

According to Wikipedia, the Jewish Mother ” stereotype generally involves a nagging, overprotective manipulative, controlling,

In New York Stories, Woody Allen’s overbearing mother appears in heaven only to embarrass him in front of the entire city of New York

smothering, and overbearing mother or wife, one who persists in interfering in her children’s lives long after they have become adults.” We object to the manipulative and controlling, but we admit to the nagging and overprotective, and we look forward to remaining in our children’s lives long after they become adults. Also, we want to remind you all that everything that we do, we do for our children’s well-being. We never, ever, think about ourselves… Continue reading