Humor in the Torah

Friedman, H. H. & Friedman, L. W. (2015, February 6). Humor in the Torah. Qol Ha'Qa'hal, 15(3), 20-22.

6 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2015

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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: February 6, 2015

Abstract

Humor can be a potent weapon in the battle against evil. Consider, for example, that satirizing racists, sexists, bullies, and other wicked people can sometimes be more effective than taking legal action. Today’s television writers, screenwriters, and comics often use humor as a tool to make the world a better place. So it should come as no surprise that the Tanakh (Torah, Nevi’im and Ketubim), our oldest literary document, does the same. Numerous examples of Humor in Tanakh are provided.

Keywords: Biblical humor, Torah, Humor, Balaam, Jonah.

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

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Hershey H. and Friedman, Linda Weiser, Humor in the Torah (February 6, 2015). Friedman, H. H. & Friedman, L. W. (2015, February 6). Humor in the Torah. Qol Ha'Qa'hal, 15(3), 20-22.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2561917

Hershey H. Friedman (Contact Author)

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

Linda Weiser Friedman

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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