Dr. Muffti in da hizouse

Our own grandmuffti was just yesterday awarded a PhD in Philosophy from Rutgers University. Next week he will begin teaching at a West Coast University. Mazal Tov to the muff for this, the culmination of years of hard work and hard partying! We’re all uh… shvitzing naches!

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.


  • Shepping, CK. Shepping. But I’m sure you knew that. Oy.
    Mazal tov to the Muffti…NYC wants him to celebrate before he leaves, but who knows if he’ll even have time for shakshuka with those of us who don’t even have a master’s degree…
    Seriously, awesome accomplishment, man.

  • What the hell is shepping? Shvitzing naches makes sense because I am sooo full of naches that my boby can’t contain it all and so the naches is bursting from my pores – hence shvitzing naches. Doesn’t that make sense?

  • Thanks y’all! Muffti is relieved and promises some nyc partying later this week with the vulgarians he’s come to love so much. 🙂

  • Muffti, congrats and good luck! And go buy a razor.

    Is it me or does the Muffti look a little like Steve McQueen in that pic?

  • Mazel Tov!
    Philosophy, eh… wish I’d known that before, it explains a lot…

  • Wow, Muffti. You (a) are now officially certified as a lover of wisdom, (b) have a job, and (c) get to leave New Jersey. Not necessarily in that order.

    Hey, did you check out the naked Croatian beach babes on your recent trip?

  • Mazal tov, Dr. Muffti. Just remember to go easy on those TAs and eager-for-good-grades sorority girls.

  • Congratulations, Muffti! I’m glad I got to debate you before you got the doctorate. Good luck with the new job and location.

    P.S. You didn’t just posit the PhD, did you?

  • Mazal tov Muffti! You are A.B.D.no more. Welcome to the ranks of Ph.D. — Piled Higher and Deeper. Please be sure to let me know when you’ll be visiting NY so I can show you the secret handshake.

    [ed: too much specific info- themiddle]

    Oh, & one more piece of advice — make your dissertation required reading for your students. You can pay your loans back more quickly that way.

  • I think we should now call him the grand Dr. Mufti; he’s earned it – Permanent Head Damage don’t come cheap; it’s payback time!

    Congrats Mufti; will drink a Smirnoff Black ice to you as soon as i get paid!

  • Congrats Dr. Muffti! Mazel Tov & Good Luck in your posting far from Jersey shores. A Phil from Rutgers, and they still hired you too. Amazing good luck already! Cheers, Dr. VJ