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Want To Spice Up Things on Twitter? Follow These 8 Jews Immediately.

‘Tis the season to start following some of the most hilarious, insightful and delightfully snarky people on Twitter.

The Forward staff pooled together some of our very favorite Jewish twitter users — from political commentators to culture writers (and just some generally funny users in between).

Hadley Freeman (@HadleyFreeman)

Who she is: Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman offers the perfect high-low mix of witty lifestyle writing and spot-on political commentary.

What she’s tweeting:

Eli Valley (@elivalley)

Who he is: Eli Valley is #BLESSED, as his Twitter bio tells us. We concur: Blessed with wit, irony and a mastery of shading. Follow him on Twitter as he channels your angry Jewish Trump-era id with comics and assorted commentary.

What he’s tweeting:

OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt)

Who she is: @ohnoshetwitnt is a cult favorite, the kind of account that makes you feel smart when you stumble on it and smarter still when you read the sharp Twitter stylings of the self-billed Jewish American Disney Princess. If you find witty take-downs of conventional “wisdom” like the “war on Christmas” cathartic, go with her.

What she’s tweeting:

Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum)

Who she is: Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum delivers the perfect mix of deft criticism, political earnestness and hilarious, petty snark. Follow her for the hot take on “Westworld”; also for the hot take on why Ivanka Trump is the worst; also for the hot take on the best types of bar seating.


What she’s tweeting:


Paul Holdengraber (@holdengraber)

Who he is: He’s the director of the New York Public Library, and he conducts interviews with authors, artists and other cultural figures, tweets out great quotes and pictures and acts as an aggregator for political writing.

What he’s tweeting:


David Portnoy (@stoolpresidente)

Who he is: The founder of Barstool Sports, “El Presidente” has never shied away from voicing his opinions. Portnoy’s feed covers sports, pop culture and more in a hilariously brunt manner.


What he’s tweeting:


Zack Bornstein (@ZackBornstein)

Who he is: He’s a stand-up comedian, the former segment director of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and just started working as a writer for “Saturday Night Live.” He also once did a stand-up bit about accidentally pouring tea on his head during a Tinder date, and you can expect similar hilarity from his tweets.

What he’s tweeting:


Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg)

Who he is: “The War on Pizza is not the war I was expecting,” Jeffrey Goldberg, the newly appointed editor-in-chief of The Atlantic (and former New York bureau chief for the Forward), wrote to his 130,000 Twitter followers this morning. Salient political commentary, snark and wit (though sometimes delivered more in the style of a dad joke) are trademarks of Goldberg’s account. His no-holds-barred use of the platform has gotten him in trouble many times before, and some fellow journalists have noted that tweeting less might be better for his “image,” whatever that means in the 21st century. Let’s hope for his sake that he never takes their advice.

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