Robert “Smokey” Miles pens an original poem. How’d you like to be a Jew? Yeah, you could be a Hebrew too when someone says to you, “so nu?” you can say “vos machts du?” too. Think Yiddish, speak British they used to say read the Torah, dance the hora let the klezmer play In the schmatta business or in Hollywood, it's true It's good to be a Jew. How’d you really like to be one of the chosen of the M.O.T.? Have matzo balls and you'll agree there's something going on culinarily. So get off your tuchas dance to the band shep a little nachas, visit the Holy Land wave a flag that's white and blue say, “It's good to be a Jew”. Who cares if most everywhere some don’t like Jews? That's no jive. but through 5000 years somehow the Jews survived. With Manischewitz wine let’s toast and take a sip let the moyels do real fine as they try not to nick the tips. What a real ordeal each boy goes through Too young to know if it’s good to be a Jew. Would you feel a bit more right if you were a Semite tonight lit all the Hanukkah lights and your haftorah you'd recite? You could be Ashkenazic or Sephardic on Shabbos it'd be a mitzvah to be lethargic. You could join that ancient biblical crew You see, it’s good to be a Jew. (more) Good To Be A Jew (2) Jews come from every place and every living color Hamantaschen hit the spot tasty as any cruller. Jews may answer queries simply with another question and they inquire all the time about your health and your digestion. And there’s a good chance it’s an MD who’s asking you - lots of doctors are Jews too yeah, it’s good to be a Jew. You might be born a Jew, Or somehow become one too And then once you have arrived to the tribe that's still alive you could wander and ponder over stuff the community’s tight knit you could practice Jewish wit dip an apple in some honey, mazel tov if you enjoy this unique world view then it’s good, yes it’s good, to be a Jew.
Robert “Smokey” Miles is a recording artist, singer/songwriter, poet, multi-instrumentalist, playwright, actor, host, comedian and visual artist. As his alter-ego Count Smokula, he has been described as a Yiddish Dracula or as Bela Lugosi meets Jackie Mason, and is considered to be a cult icon. He is a graduate of Princeton University and has performed internationally.