So, Moses Walks into a Bar…The Ancient Origins of Jewish Humor

7 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2009 Last revised: 3 Nov 2009

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Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management

Linda Weiser Friedman

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business; CUNY - The Graduate Center

Date Written: August 3, 2009

Abstract

This book reviews, organizes and categorizes the humor of the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud and the Midrash, and presents it to the reader in a clear, readable, accessible manner. These works, replete with many types of humor and wit, have influenced the Jewish people in a major way over the millennia, and the authors note parallels to the classic Jewish humor of our own time. This book takes a scholarly approach to an extremely entertaining subject - and an entertaining approach to a scholarly subject.

Keywords: Jewish humor, Humor, Talmud, Humor studies, Jewish studies, Jewish tradition, Religion studies

JEL Classification: B30, B31, I2, Z00, Z10

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Hershey H. and Friedman, Linda Weiser, So, Moses Walks into a Bar…The Ancient Origins of Jewish Humor (August 3, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1443522 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1443522

Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management ( email )

Linda Weiser Friedman (Contact Author)

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business ( email )

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New York, NY 10010
United States

HOME PAGE: http://cisnet.baruch.cuny.edu/friedman/

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