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Rabbi Yonah


  • Saw this list the other day and it cracked me up. It’s the Billboard charts for country music in Israel:

    1. “I Was One of the Chosen People (‘Til She Chose Somebody Else)”
    2. “Honkey Tonk Nights on the Golan Heights”
    3. “I’ve Got My Foot On The Glass, Where Are You? ”
    4. “My Rowdy Friend Elijah’s Comin’ Over Tonight”
    5. “New Bottle of Whiskey, Same Old Testament”
    6. “Stand by Your Mensch”
    7. “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Latkes”
    8. “I Balanced Your Books, but You’re Breaking My Heart”
    9. “My Darlin’s a Schmendrick and I’m All Verklempt”
    10. “That Shiksa Done Made off with My Heart Like a Goniff”
    11. “The Second Time She Said ‘Shalom’, I Knew She Meant ‘Goodbye'”
    12. “You’re the Lox My Bagel’s Been Missin'”
    13. “You’ve Been Talkin’ Hebrew in Your Sleep Since that Rabbi Came to Town”
    14. “Why Don’t We Get Drunk – We’re Jews!”
    15. “Mamas Don’t Let Your Ungrateful Sons Grow Up to Be Cowboys (When They Could Very Easily Have Just Taken Over the Family Hardware Business that My Own Grandfather Broke His Back to Start and My Father Sweated Over for Years Which Apparently Doesn’t Mean Anything Now That You’re Turning Your Back on Such a Gift)”