If there’s one thing we can all agree on — a big ask for 2020 — it’s that this was a year in which humor was more valuable than ever.
Through the spikes of the COVID pandemic, a tightwire-tense presidential election and a summer of protests against racism and police violence, we’ve needed excuses to stop being serious for a minute or two.
So, in honor of the last days of a year that many of us will be happy to leave behind, here are the 20 funniest Jewish jokes and memes of 2020.
Ever since I was a little Jewish boy growing up in Northern New Jersey and attended Yeshiva, I dreamed of the day that Israel would finally make peace with Bahrain. Scott Shapiro, Jurisprudential Guardian (@scottjshapiro) September 15, 2020
me at lunch with my friends pic.twitter.com/NnuE1bR3Zx— Isabel Steckel (@IsabelSteckel) February 6, 2020
pic.twitter.com/DME2RERXdf— Yair Rosenberg (@Yair_Rosenberg) March 18, 2020
we call this “the triple crown” pic.twitter.com/Ih8DU5t5Vc— David Grossman (@davidgross_man) April 29, 2020
Welcome to Beit Shammai, Congressman https://t.co/OMF8jKLkxM— Shammai (@ShammaiIntl) December 11, 2020
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My mom grew up on the same street as Smokey Robinson in Detroit. So for Chanukah, I wanted to reunite them via @Cameo. But the video takes a strange twist. pic.twitter.com/IZ3S9WusiJ— Jeff Jacobson (@jeffjacobson) December 13, 2020
Imagine choosing cheerios over corn flakes and your roommate is like oh what rabbi do you hold by that permits cheerios I thought we abandoned that in the 3rd century— cheif rabbi of talmudic cubism (@xaihowareyou) December 11, 2020
Actually, Die Hard — a story about a desperate insurgency against a vastly superior invading force, requiring the near-miraculous marshalling of limited resources —is a Hanukkah movie— Jacob Brogan (@Jacob_Brogan) December 14, 2020
Kiddush https://t.co/M3AGXjfpZU— Shayna Weiss (@shaynamalka) July 26, 2020
YENTL: papa can u hear me ?
YENTL: papa ur on mute— ✨arielle kaplan✨ (@buffyfangirl94) November 12, 2020
Jews: Hanukkah is a minor holiday
Also Jews: And we will post pictures of us celebrating it for over a week— hodel in the streets, chava in the sheets (@mrotzie) December 11, 2020
Lubavitch couples be like.. pic.twitter.com/qmMPlOeEaq— aye why (@aimhumor) December 17, 2020
My neighbor’s J fell down but this way is better. #2020 pic.twitter.com/eU9Zl9wiAi— Monica Hesse (@MonicaHesse) December 7, 2020
Rosh Hashanah with Corona is gonna blow. We’re all gonna have to stand shofar away from eachother.— miss vivu (@miss_vivu) July 2, 2020
Shabbat is just “have you tried unplugging it and plugging it back in” for people— Ruth Geye (@RuthGeye) November 13, 2020
I’m at the protest. I’m at the bar mitzvah. I’m at the combination protest and bar mitzvah. https://t.co/Uq0bpyf1Ll— Shira Hanau (@shirahanau) November 5, 2020
Broke: I’m being careful about the pandemic
Woke: I’m Shomer Covid— Trouble Macher (שמואל) (@Trouble_Macher) September 17, 2020
Im not even trippin on da bathtub brisket….why u lit the candles tho? https://t.co/6hOskpv0q3— 1017 (@Quelon337) November 1, 2020
Stuck at home without a shofar this year? May I humbly suggest: screaming into the void.— Molly Tolsky (@mollytolsky) September 16, 2020
Bookmark this. Indisputable proof that Jews do not run the media https://t.co/5GtQ8OJciL— Marcia Belsky (@MarciaBelsky) October 4, 2020