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8 Surefire Signs of a Jewish Mother

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Just about everyone has heard oodles of jokes about Jewish Mothers. Comedians love them. One day when I had nothing better to do, I started to wonder, “What really qualifies someone to be a Jewish Mother?”

You see, my mother was Jewish, but she would have been drummed out of the corps in a heartbeat for failing to conform. Outside of encouraging everyone to eat something—-her favorite saying was: you could stand to gain five pounds, honey—-I don’t think she would have made it past the first plateau as far as placing of guilt and practicing Jewish Standard Time are concerned.

On the other hand, picture the character Marie on Everyone Likes Raymond. Now there was a bona fide candidate if I ever saw one. Sure she was supposed to be Italian, but so what. This woman was what would be called a Maven Jewish Mother. The best of the best!

This is a funny look at the quirks that define a "Jewish Mother" and how to tell if you might be one. If not, great insight is given in the "Defensive Moves Against the JM" section.

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