The Blog That Started It All

JHC Home PageMy lectures, comedy shows, and books on Jewish humor all had their roots in a blog that I started in October 2009 and named Jewish Humor Central.

I have been searching for Jewish humor on the Internet ever since the Internet began. You would think that with so many Jewish comedians doing stand-up, TV, and films, there would be an infinite number of web sites with high quality Jewish humor. Well, there aren’t. Sure, you’ll find some sites with old Jewish jokes, books of Jewish humor included in Amazon’s collection, and some hilarious YouTube videos, but you’re unlikely to find a single web site that reports regularly on lots of funny things that are happening now in the Jewish world, and also comments on a wide variety of things Jewish that bring a grin, smile, chuckle, laugh, guffaw, or sometimes a sigh to readers.

That’s the mission that I undertook for  Jewish Humor Central ( Since starting the blog, I have been focusing on Jewish humor in many categories including jokes, stories, parodies, satire, legends, books, films, unbelievable but true happenings, and funny incidents in the news. Some are new, and some are classics. A few are not really funny, but thought provoking. The blog posts include my own comments, but generally rely on the links to tell their own story.

The blog includes items from religious and secular sources of all Jewish denominations, and I strive to keep the site family-friendly. I do not set out to mock or slight any group or subgroup but I can’t guarantee that people without a sense of humor will not be offended by some of the posts or links.

If you want to start each day with a smile or a laugh, take a look at Jewish Humor Central and join the thousands of subscribers who find it in their email every morning in North America and every afternoon elsewhere.

How to Subscribe to Jewish Humor Central

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Go to Scroll down until you see this on the left side of the screen:

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Type in your email address and click on the word “Subscribe”. You will get an immediate response that looks like this, but with your email address in it.

Follow the instructions and type the funny looking twisted text in the box. It’s for your protection to insure that you are a real person who can see and interpret the funny text.

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You will get an email saying that your subscription has been accepted.

Starting the next day you will receive an email every morning with the Jewish Humor Central post of the day except on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.