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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Yiddish Curses for Republican Jews

If you are unfamiliar with the art of the Yiddish curse, let me lay it on you. A little wit, unecessarily specific, and often based in an ironic twist on the recipient's fondest wishes. For example: Hindert hayzer zol er hobn, in yeder hoyz a hindert tsimern, in yeder tsimer tsvonsik betn un kadukhes zol im varfn fin eyn bet in der tsveyter,which means "A hundred houses shall he have, in every house a hundred rooms and in every room twenty beds, and a delirious fever should drive him from bed to bed." If you are unfamiliar with the Republican party plaform, then you may be a Republican. (Badum, ching!)

If you are a Jewish Democrat or Republican, you will find these incredibly clever.

"May you have a rare disease and need an operation that only one surgeon in the world, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine, is able to perform. And may he be unable to perform it because he doesn’t take your insurance. And may that Nobel Laureate be your son."

And that's just the tip of the matzoh. Click here for more.


  1. The tip, of course, is the most sensitive part of the matzoh.

  2. Hahahaha. I don't know whose comment that was, but I want to be their friend for life.