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The Schmooze

7 Funny Jewish Moments That Will Make Your Election Anxiety Go Away

At this point, there’s nothing really funny about this election cycle.

But there are a few topical gems that we thought were worth sharing—guaranteed for a smile or two (or at the very least some much needed entertainment while waiting in the voting line).

That time this Trump surrogate mixed up “Molotov cocktails” with “mazel tov cocktails.”

Marco Rubio’s earnest attempt at saying “good Shabbos.”

This guy, who was so sick of being confused for two very famous white-haired men that he made a t-shirt to clear it up.

The creation of this Bernie Sanders parody Twitter account.

When Mike Pence held up a sign written in Hebrew that was supposed to read “Make America Great Again”—but translated roughly as “To Reverse America to Great Once More.”

That time Ivanka Trump quoted Hillel the Elder — and credited Emma Watson by mistake.

This. Just because.

Thea Glassman is an Associate Editor at the Forward. Reach her at or on Twitter at @theakglassman.




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