Awesome Jewish Gifts

Check out what popped up on my Facebook feed.


The first thing I noticed was “Jewish action figures.” They had me right there. I mean, action figures? What kind of action? Kvetching*?

*Yiddish for whining. In other words, my blog

The set of four is shown below. Now no one is disputing these leaders’ contributions to the State of Israel, and their role in history. No one. But action figures? I thought that was just a euphemism for dolls made for boys. Somehow a little Moshe Dayan figurine never came to mind.


A great holiday or birthday gift for all ages? Seriously? Ooops! Cat’s out of the bag. Now everyone in my family knows what I’m getting them for Hanukkah!

But wait! There’s more! I came across this gem:


None of us is immune to the longing we get for items we see on TV. And Mount Sinai. You can’t deny this is the perfect gift for the revisionist historian in your family. And it is a great way to indoctrinate friends and family with all your enlightened beliefs. Thou shalt not marry someone of the same sex! Thou shalt not allow Muslims into your country! Thou shalt build a huuuuuuuge wall. Umm, never mind, political tangent.

Perhaps this a problem these three guys can resolve…


Passover starts soon; why bring a box of matzo and a bottle of Manischewitz like all the other schmucks? Bring your hosts something unique, something that says “I understand our history and I’m here to make fun of it.”

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16 Responses to Awesome Jewish Gifts

  1. Pam Waits says:

    When I see items like this, I always wonder what type of people create them and what type buys them. The strangest gift I ever received was a stuffed dog that humps your leg. If I had my own personal stone tablet, I would carve “Thou shalt not make humping stuffed animals.”

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      Two words Pam: White Elephant. If a humping stuffed dog isn’t the perfect mystery swap gift, then I really don’t know what is.

  2. Carol Ferenc says:

    LOL!!! I’ll be waiting for the Lutheran version to show up on my FB feed!

  3. I want the stone tablet in post-it form. It would give my “OMG he is cray-cray” comments more gravity.

  4. Ann Koplow says:

    Thanks for the awesome Jewish gift of this post, Jill.

  5. Valeriehoff says:

    I LOVE this! Jewish nesting dolls are cool, I saw them in Moscow 🙂

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      We bought matryoshka dolls both times we went to Russia. We saw bad knock offs of Mickey Mouse, completely unlicensed NFL teams, etc. In Moscow I bought a beautiful hand painted Russian peasant girl. She sits on my mantle.

  6. Joanne says:

    Oy! I saw a Bag of Plagues (plastic, 1 of each) in Wegman’s that i thought could occupy my grandchildren during the Seder. Just as I reached for it, I realized the 19.95 price tag was even ridiculous for this overindulgent Bubbie!

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      A Bubbie might want to go to the dollar store and look for plastic locusts and grasshoppers and stuff. When I was a kid my favorite part of Seder was dipping my pinky into the wine for each of the plagues. So maybe that’s enough. Dayenu!

  7. Cool! Is there a Catholic version? I hear the Catholics did bobble heads (or maybe nesting dolls?). I am going to a Seder in a few weeks. Maybe this is the perfect gift. No wait, my Jewish friends prefer food. Lots of food.

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      I’m sure there is a Catholic version out there somewhere, but yes, we Jews are always up for more food. Tricky for Passover though with all the restrictions. Those crazy little sugared “fruit” slices (jell candy) are always a hit.

      • The only food rule they keep is “no bacon.” I’m bringing a cheesy potato casserole. (I do keep threatening to toss in a little bacon for taste but I don’t want to be struck by lightning!)

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