Author Archives: Jesse Toufexis

With Oscar season upon us, one Jewish Big Shot in the world of film has got some tips for you on how to make it in Hollywood. Kid, read this, and you’re sure to be a big macher in the movies.

My dear mother had received a telegram stating that our beloved ninth-cousin-twice-removed Shlomo Hammerstein had passed away at the age of 102, in Wheatland, Wyoming. My mother, saint that she is, threw the note in the garbage.

When both boy and dog are hungry, who wins the battle for Grandma’s leftovers? Jesse Toufexis wages a war of guilt against his grandparents. But will the greyhound get the brisket in the end…

Why does Jesse Toufexis seem to always fail at bringing Yiddish into WASP culture? After another failed attempt at this year’s Superbowl party, Toufexis does some soul searching to get to the bottom of this inadequacy.