Our Holy Authors and Contributors
Our cartoonist, Israeli animator and lover of humor and Torah.
A seasoned writer of Jewlarious, David is the author of The Aliyah Dictionary and Dictionary of Jewish, and is proud to be writing for The Kibbitzer.
A Bit About David: Finalist of the Laugh Factory's 'Funniest Person in the World' Comedy Competition, David did not compete on Shabbat and still, people do not feel his story is worthy enough to mention when discussing Sandy Koufax. David Kilimnick, known as Jerusalem's Comedian, and dubbed Israel ’s “father of Anglo comedy” by the Jerusalem Post, and has been hailed by the tough Israeli media as a “rising star” who possesses “Seinfeldian charm” when he takes to the stage.
You can see David performing at his Jerusalem's Off The Wall Comedy Theater. David also travels internationally and is available for theater, community and campus shows and simchas, including shows for tour groups, you, your family and friends in Israel... To see more about David visit www.davidkilimnick.com
Originally Michael Eliyahu, and before that, Fred, Mikakel hails from South Carolina. A good man, who now mainly lives in Israel, in different Yeshivas, as he's in his thirties and doesn't want to work anymore. Though it was hard breaking the news to his parents, that they raised him wrong, Mikakel remains a Ba'al Teshuva (Chozer BTshuva, one who has returned to religious practice).
We've been hearing his puns for years. It is now your turn to hear them.
Mordechai Stein is an accomplished wordsmith and amateur musician, known as the man who penned many parody songs, such as All My Leaven from the Bituls and Elvis Bresslovy's I Can't Help Calling a Rav or Two. Many years ago, Mordechai had the privilege of spending $15.99 at the Judaica Place to buy a CD entitled The Camp Story only to discover that it was actually a recording that he had made with some friends that had been published without their knowledge. Ironically, the theme of the story had been "Gam Zu L'Tova". After working for many years as a teacher and with individuals with special needs, Mordechai has discovered the epitome of a frum job and now works in nursing home administration. Spending his free time engaged in learning with chavrusas, Mordechai still finds time to prepare one-liners for his soon-to-be-famous "Mordechai's Jewish Pun of the Week".
Our Israeli friend and lover of Jewish people. Shmulik wanted us to put his writings in the Kibbitzer Mag. He was very convincing. As he told us, "Israelis laugh at this."
A member of the Jewish community of Topeka, she brings you "Sermons of Rebuke" that she has heard from her rabbi. Rivka loves Yiddishkeit, her mishpuchi (family) and the Jewish community. She has served on many boards. After many years of witnessing her rabbi try his hardest to make the community better Jews, through rebuke, she feels it is time to share it with the greater Jewish community.
To quote Rivka Schwartz, "I am so happy to have the chance to share the Torah of my rabbi with the greater Jewish world. It is great Musar (moral lessons) and the funniest thing I ever saw, and you will all learn from my Rav Duvie."
Rivka chooses to remain anonymous, yet feels the importance of sharing her rabbi's sermons on the Parshat HaShavua (weekly Torah portion), and what is wrong with her community. This is why she documented all her rabbi's sermons after Shabbat.
Hailing from Rochester, New York, Danny understands funny.
Member of the JDC who went to study the Chelm community. Moishe has been writing for the Jewish community for many years, and has decided to focus on the Chelm community, as no other rabbis have ever made such creative decisions in their responsa.