Wednesday, October 28, 2015

"Jewish Humor" Author Rabbi Joseph Telushkin Analyzes and Tells Five Jewish Jokes


Rabbi Joseph Telushkin is an ethicist and best-selling author of many books including Jewish Literacy,  Biblical Literacy, and The Book of Jewish Values. He is also the author of Jewish Humor: What the Best Jewish Jokes Say About the Jews. 

Rabbi Telushkin has been delivering lectures about the evolution of Jewish humor, explaining how humor in the Jewish culture has shaped the language and other aspects of Jewish life.

Larry Gelbart, author of Mash and Tootsie said that “I don’t know if Jews are really the chosen people, but I think Joseph Telushkin’s book makes a strong argument that we’re the funniest.”

Today we're sharing a video clip from one of Rabbi Telushkin's lectures on Jewish humor, in which he delivers five classic Jewish jokes.

Enjoy!

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