Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Jewish Humor by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

First published in 1992, this book is a classic in the field of Jewish Humor. Rabbi Telushkin, a well-known author and authority on Jewish life, focuses on comedy as the mirror of Jewish culture, woven around more than a hundred of the best Jewish jokes -- some classic, some new. This is not just a compilation of jokes, but an analysis of what is Jewish about Jewish humor, the inescapable hold of the Jewish family, Jewish intelligence and the playful logic of the Jewish mind, the Jew in business, self-loathing, self-praise, and other Jewish neuroses. A must have in every collection of books on Jewish Humor.

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