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Yiddish Humor

There's More To Shtetl Humor Than Tevye the Dairyman

George Heymont | Posted 10.26.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

2011-08-26-yiddish.jpgBack before World War II (when Yiddish was a thriving language) it was standard practice for the great works of literature and song to be translated into Yiddish.

The People Of The Joke: Exploring The Covenant Of Jewish Comedy

Bob Mankoff | Posted 06.10.2011 | Religion
Bob Mankoff

It's strange that the Jews, The People of the Book, eventually became much better known as The People of the Joke. Strange because laughter in the Old Testament is not a good thing.