Humor in the Talmud: Fun and Games Until You Get Thrown out of the Yeshiva

April 8 2015

The Talmud, writes Simon Holloway, is replete with jokes and wordplay, and mentions rabbis using humor to maintain their students’ attention. But the rabbis were also wary of excessive mirth:

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More about: ancient Judaism, Jewish humor, Judaism, Rabbi Akiva, Religion & Holidays, Talmud

 

Egypt Still Hasn’t Escaped Nasser’s Toxic Legacy

Sept. 30 2020

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser, Daniel Pipes reflects on his reign:

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More about: Anti-Zionism, Egypt, Gamal Abdel Nasser