Once condemned for mocking religion, Monty Python’s Life of Brian is now condemned for mocking today’s gender madness.
Richard Belzer, proud Jew.
The real threats to American Jewry lie elsewhere.
An unabashedly Jewish comedian who won over audiences of all faiths.
In the Diaspora itself, you can visit a Jewish museum and forget that Judaism is a religion.
“I am a Jew. What about it?”
Comedy falters at the gates of hell.
A comedian who embodied a Jewish stereotype from which the sting of prejudice had been leached.
The nutty professor’s inner Gentile.
Thoughts from his latest biographer.
Pride without meaning or responsibility is a hollow sort of cool.
From innuendo in Genesis to grand irony in Jonah, humor forms an important and often overlooked element in the Hebrew Bible.
Ruth Wisse isn’t asking Jews to stop joking; but more than humor, she knows, is required to fend off their (dead-serious) enemies.
Old Odessa was tempting: a Vegas-like playground free of restrictions where “you can see the flames of hell.” But what does Odessa tell us. . .