10 Things People Who Grew Up With A Jewish Mother Know To Be True

Some of these things might feel a little too familiar!


1. Your mom would constantly throw around random Yiddish words like “Chuck Knoblauch” and “ambulance.”

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2. You were frequently reminded that when you grew up you were supposed to marry someone from the Old Testament.

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3. You heard the same two questions every day: “Are you eating enough?” and “Why are clouds?”

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4. She would always pack you a thermos of Jewish Tang when you went to sleepovers so you wouldn’t feel left out.

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5. You could always rely on your mom’s tremendous molars to gnaw a walnut open.

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6. Every time you went swimming, she was standing right there to scream, “This is not a baptism!”

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7. She used the words “chair” and “seat” basically interchangeably.

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8. Instead of growing up with Santa Claus, you learned the story of Ham Sam, the sinister talking pig who shaves off his own bacon and tricks Jews into eating it.

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9. She always knew exactly how and where and when all the neighbors would die.

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10. To strangers she was Jewish Mother, but to you she’ll always be Jew Mom.

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