It has over 200,000 views on Youtube, and you’ve probably seen it. In fact, there’s a chance that your own mother sent it to you. I’m talking about the Twitteleh video, a low-budget parody of microblogging service Twitter.
Besides making a fine central point (the only person that wants to read every minute update about your life is your Jewish mother), the video alleges 3 pivotal questions that every Jewish mother constantly needs answered: 1. Where are you? 2. What have you eaten? 3. Are you wearing a sweater? These seem pretty accurate, though in the case of my mother, generally the question about eating also involves a detailed menu of what she plans to cook the rest of my family for dinner. Near the end, the video offers a few additional Jewish mother queries: 4. Why couldn’t you be more like your brother? 5. Why haven’t you called? 6. Who’s the girl? All of these seem pretty vital to the Jewish mother canon. Do you think anything is missing?