Last Friday morning, a D.C. councilman named Trayon White Sr. posted a video on Facebook where he accused “the Rothschilds” of controlling the weather. He said, as JTA reported, “Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation. And D.C. keep talking about, ‘We a resilient city.’ And that’s a model based off the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities, man. Be careful.”

He later apologized, saying “I did not intend to be anti-Semitic, and I see I should not have said that after learning from my colleagues.”

However, Jewish twitter ran with this anti-Semitic conspiracy theory and turned it into many wonderful jokes. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites.

1. Jewish mothers and winter

2. We just can’t agree

3. Like, genuinely can’t agree

4. Don’t you think we would make sure it never rained on visiting day?

5. New York weather would be better

6. And no humidity, ever

7. No! More! Shvitzing!

8. The new name for the conspiracy 

9. Everywhere would be Florida

10. Or more specifically: Palm Springs

11. At least it wasn’t the Morgansterns… 

12. The existence of drafts

13. At least we can solve climate change?

14. Hebrew school was a waste

15. It’s exciting!

16. But like, duh, there’s a new family now

17. And *if* the conspiracy was true, why would Florida retirement communities exist?

18. Choice of weather

19. See you there!

20. (Also, we control everything.) 

21. Life lessons at bar mitzvahs

22. And we could have bangs

23. All the hair jokes

24. Sleet negotiations

25. And wintry mix credit

26. Can the Rothschilds stop this snow storm headed our way?

27. Last, a mood: 

 

Emily Burack

Emily Burack is an associate editor at Alma.