Sunday, July 8, 2018

Chelm Jokes: An Analysis by JTA's Andrew Silow-Carroll


There's more to many Jewish jokes than meets the eye. Andrew Silow-Carroll, editor-in-chief of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency has started a series of short YouTube videos in which he walks you through a classic Jewish joke and explains what it's all about.

This first video analyzes the jokes (actually stories) about the Wise Men of Chelm, an actual town in Poland that has become synonymous with so-called wisdom which actually turns out to be foolishness.

We'll bring you more of these analyses of classic Jewish jokes from time to time. We hope there will be more of them soon.

Enjoy!

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