So, Moses Walks into a Bar…The Ancient Origins of Jewish Humor
7 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2009 Last revised: 3 Nov 2009
Date Written: August 3, 2009
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
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