A Shadchan Evaluates Esther on Shushan Purim (Satire)

Guest Post by Raizy Handler

Look, she has to be realistic. She married a goy. She has a son from a previous marriage. Not everyone’s gonna be okay with that.

Maybe she had no choice, but do you really ever have no choice? I’m just saying. I’m just gonna be honest with you, because I don’t wanna waste your time or my time.

She’s a partier, she likes partying. You know, people are gonna have questions about that. There’s a lot of questionable things, you know… There were some real bad influences at those parties. Anti-Semites. That’s what I hear. What can I tell you. I don’t know, I don’t know what to believe. Continue reading

Taryag-Test ® Now Available for Home Use (SATIRE)

By Yerachmiel Lopin and Enigma4u 

How often have you wondered

  • Does that potential shidduch carry any diseases or yichus defects?
  • Is that new produce item Ha’etz or Ha’adama?
  • Is my mezuzah kosher or silk screened in China?
  • Is that stain rechem or hemorrhoids?
  • Is that rash on my baby herpes from the mohel?
  • Can I fulfill mochoh timcheh on my goy neighbor because he is mamash Amalek?
  • Is my butcher pulling a Monsey Moshe Finkel?

Are you tired of shlepping your UGG’s to the Shatnez lab and the bedikah cloth to the rav? Are you losing sleep and time worrying about that proposed shidduch?

Introducing the Taryag Test mini-lab for your home. Using our patented Chareidi Advisor Testing Technology (CATT SCAN) it empowers the frum consumer to quickly resolve important halachic questions. Continue reading

Satire from the Frum Follies Archives ‘Cause It’s Adar

I started Frum Follies in 2009, intending to fight child sex abuse by mocking the community’s response with satire. Hence the blog name. But serious stuff intervened and compelled me to straight reporting and writing opinion pieces. These days, I don’t post much satire, but occasionally my puckish sense of humor just has to get out. Other times, very real problems are so obviously absurd and satire is the best way to demonstrate this. Whatever the promptings, the lead up to Purim is a good time for satire. Read, enjoy, and share this selection of my satire postings over the years.

Job Openings at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School

 New Insane Kosher Certifications

Rabbi Frankfurter Creates the Save a Mamzer Foundation

Train To Become An Internet Goy™

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From the Archives: Mesirah or Mesorah? It All Depends! — SATIRE

Special to IzDosNishtNeias? by Sylvia Glenn

Barber and kidBoro Park was happy to learn that two brothers who were serial molesters of Hasidic children in the neighborhood were arrested by the NYPD. According to Leib Rabidnowitch, “At last we can have some of these criminals arrested, baruch hashem (thank G-d). Even my uncle, the Munchkin Rebbe, says there is no problem of mesirah (snitching).” Mayer Lebedowitz went further and said, “I hope they give those shaygetz mamzerim (creepy bastards) a bris (circumcision) without anesthesia.” David Freedman said, “I would never let an outsider touch our children.” Rabbi Avrohom Reichman nodded in agreement.

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FROM THE SATIRE ARCHIVES: Panic Spreads in Rabbinic Circles Over Failed Messiah’s Purchase of Vos Iz Neias (SATIRE)

This post first appeared in January 2011 when the website Vos iz Neias was subjected to kol koreh (proclomation) banning the site. It is a timely reminder of how things can change. Now it is Failed Messiah that was bought out by orthodox bussiness people. Enjoy and laugh.

Panic Spreads in Rabbinic Circles Over Failed Messiah’s Purchase of Vos Iz Neias (SATIRE)

Jewish Financial Times– Exclusive Report by Zahava Gold

Shmarya (Scottie) Rosenberg, the blogger who operates the muckraking site, Failed Messiah, announced today that he acquired Vos Iz Neias, known for short as VIN. Goldman Sachs provided a $7.3 million dollar combined equity investment and loan to make this deal possible. The two sites will operate separately but Shmarya intends to make major changes in VIN. He said in an interview today with the Jewish Financial Times:

Jews are entitled to the same gossip as gentiles. The gloves are coming off at VIN. No more sanitized polite treatment of charedi miscreants. We will name molesters and crooks. The political interests behind every new ban will be exposed. Every rabbinic shidduch will be evaluated for its implications for the standing of a malchus. We will produce objective ratings of yeshivas just as US News and World Report ranks universities. We will also start ranking Jewish charities for their effectiveness and overhead, same as they do at Charity Navigator. Kiruv guys watch out. People are going to find out whether you really are having any effect. Brochures and propaganda speeches will no longer fool contributors. Families will no longer be able to dump their less capable relatives into jobs where they are ineffective. Orthodox Jews are hungry for the truth. I will make a ton of money feeding that hunger. Continue reading

ChaptzemNisht Rebbe’s Chanukah Message on Lashon Horah Mehudar (Satire)

This post is from 2009. Enjoy! In English the title of the post would translate loosely as, “The Don’tCatch’Em Rabbi’s Chanukah Message about Very Scrupulously Refraining from Gossip.”

Prison 1Rabossai (Gentlemen), Because of our great sins we are in exile. We are too far from hashem (G-d) and too close to each other in Otisville Correctional Institution. Some say nisht geferlich (not terrible) because there are separate litvish and chasidish  minyanim (prayer groups). But what good does it do to have a Hasidic minyan (prayer quorum) when fights break out every time someone shouts yechi (the Chabad phrase proclaiming their late Rebbe, the messiah). But a yid (Jew) has to rejoice and bring simchah (joy) into the world. Yes, yavanim (Hellenists) brought avodah zorah (idol worship) into the har habayis (temple mount), but we triumphed and expelled them.  Nowadays we are also afflicted by our new Greeks who endanger the spiritual health of our people by driving Jews into jails. I want to talk about the three sins that cause this terrible situation: lashon horah (gossip), mesirah (informing), and neglect of pidyon shvuyim (redeeming captives). If every yid (Jew) in the world would follow these Jewish principles this tragic situation would end. Continue reading