About the Author

Marnie Winston-Macauley

Quirky, no-nonsense, funny, Marnie – writer, editor, author, lecturer, clinician, and administrator – is a straight-shooter, who has a distinctive voice and takes on the world in her columns, features, and books. Marnie, who did her graduate work at Columbia University writes relationship features and advice columns.Her advice column was syndicated through Tribune Media Services, and it currently appears in Singular magazine as Singular Solutions and the San Diego Jewish Journal. Marnie has written over 20 books/calendars, including the series “A Little Joy, A Little Oy." Her books include "Yiddishe Mamas: The Truth About the Jewish Mother" and "A Little Joy, A Little Oy" (winner best calendar content, pub. AndrewsMcMeel). She is also a “calendar queen” having written over 20. She has been nominated for both an Emmy and Writers Guild award. Thefullwiki.org has listed Marnie Macauley on their list of top Jewish_American writers, dead or living. (She’s still deciding which.) She was also chosen as a Distinguished Woman in Nevada in March of 2014. Marnie invites you to join her on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Her website: www.marniemacauley.com and you can reach her at asksadie@aol.com.

The New Yiddish Dictionary

New Yiddish words for Jewish young adults – like…blogshert!

WouldJew Believe #37

Weird wild and wacky Jewish facts like…getting out the Jewish vote in Pakistan.

We Jews: Memorial Day Edition

Fascinating facts about Jews who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Don’t Ask the In-Laws This

Five questions you should never ask your child’s prospective in-laws.

Celebrities on their Jewish Mothers

Jason Alexander’s mother wept when he told her he wanted to become an actor…

We Jews: Pioneer American Jewish Mothers

As Mother’s Day approaches we salute three great pioneer American Jewish mothers.

My “Farflucket” List

Some people have a “bucket list; I have a “farflucket list.”

Holocaust FAQs

Everything you need to know from the beginning to the end.

Jewish Paraprosdokians 2

40 more paraprosdokians for the articulate Jew.

The Gift of Kvetch III

Confessions from a creative kvetcher…

Jumping the Gefilte

Ever heard the expression “Jumping the Shark”? Now introducing…”Jumping the Gefilte!”

Confessions of a Jewish Food Hoarder

I hope living a life trying to do mitzvahs whites out hoarding a few soy sauce packets.

WouldJew Believe: The Purim Edition

Outrageous, odd and interesting Jewish facts to get you into the Purim spirit.

Jewish Royalty: The “Middlesteins?”

Will the next prince or princess of England actually be Jewish?

A Salute to Chicken Soup

Our relationship with chicken soup runs deep.

Stars of David: David Mamet

Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet stands up for Israel.

The Jewish Infomercial

Infomercials are so unJewish. Here are my pitches for some Jewish infomercial products.

Jew Year’s Resolutions

I won’t call the FBI if a loved one is 10 minutes late. 15 minutes, maybe.

The Gift of Kvetch: Part II

Confessions from a creative kvetcher.

WouldJew Believe 34: Hanukkah Edition

In the year 3031, there won’t be a Hanukkah?!

The Gift of Kvetch

Kvetching is a necessary part of life! Here’s why…

WouldJew Believe #33

A leading American Jew attending the first Thanksgiving, a holiday possibly derived from Sukkot?!


In every Jewish committee, there’s always one of these…


My grown son moved back in with me, and sure I love him, but seriously – enough already!

WouldJew Believe: High Holiday Edition

No eating pickles on Rosh Hashanah?

The Funniest Jewish Jokes, Part 3

My favorite jokes including one that explains the secret to Jewish survival.

The Second Time Around

With the death of my husband, I’ve suddenly found myself part of a terrifying new demographic: Jewish Boomer Single.

WouldJew Believe #31

Interesting and odd Jewish facts including the first Jewish gold medalist of the 2012 London games.

The Funniest Jewish Jokes. Part 2

These classic jokes are quintessentially Jewish and put me into hysterics.

Have you Heard the One About…

The funniest Jewish Jokes I’ve heard – and why.

Crash Course in Texting for Parents

Did your parents ever speak another language so you wouldn’t understand? Well it’s happening again, but this time, your kids are the culprits.

A Brief History of Challah

On my favorite cooking show “Chopped,” I was horrified to see them repurposing our precious Shabbat delicacy – challah.

My 15 Minutes

Several years ago I had a brush with celebrity – I starred in my own TV pilot.

The Gentle Art of Condolences

Jewlarious writer Marnie Macauley grieves for the loss of her beloved husband, and thanks those who have comforted her.

WouldJew Believe: Israel Edition

Remarkable facts about our beloved homeland.

We Jews: Medal of Honor Winners

Profiles of some of the many Jewish Medal of Honor recipients.

Jewish Mothers in the Holocaust

There are no words to describe their valor, only prayers.

The History of Hatikvah

In celebration of Israel’s birthday we examine the history of our national anthem.

Jewish Paraprosdokians

50 paraprosdokians for the articulate Jew.

Would Jew Believe: The Passover Edition

People used to make artistic designs using matzah perforations…

When Children Lie

Why small children lie and what to do about it.

Don’t Ask Your JYA’S This

Questions Jewish parents should never ask their Jewish Young Adult (JYA) children.

A Celebration of Seltzer

Who remembers the days when we drank seltzer? It’s time to return to the good old days!

We Jews: Presidential Jewish Firsts

In honor of President’s Day, We Jews honor American presidents and their famous Jewish firsts.

Abraham Lincoln and the Jews

Honest Abe loved the Jewish people. But could he have been one of us?

The Jewish Disorder Manual II

My diagnostic manual for Jewish disorders is back!

WouldJew Believe #30

Would Jew believe Jazz great Louis Armstrong wore a star of David and spoke Yiddish?

The Jewish Disorder Manual

My very own Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for my very own people.

We Jews 15: British Edition

Fascinating facts about London’s Jews.

The Jewish Grinch

As a Jew, I love the Christmas season, because it reminds me that I am different.

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