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The 20 greatest Jewish jokes of 2020

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.

(Confused? This should help.)


Molly Boigon

Molly Boigon

Molly Boigon is an investigative reporter at the Forward. Contact her at or follow her on Twitter @MollyBoigon.

The 20 greatest Jewish jokes of 2020

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