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Jewish humor

A comedian who embodied a Jewish stereotype from which the sting of prejudice had been leached.

Sept. 15 2017 12:01AM

The nutty professor’s inner Gentile.

Jeremy Dauber
Aug. 23 2017 12:01AM

Reflections on Jewish humor.

Joseph Epstein
Jan. 11 2017 12:01AM

Surprisingly unfunny.

YIVO Institute
Sept. 9 2016 12:01AM

A new biography, reviewed.

Joseph Epstein
April 4 2016 12:01AM

A new history.

Jay Weiser
Feb. 1 2016 12:01AM

Will Bialik get the shoes back?

Sholem Aleichem
Oct. 23 2015 12:01AM

Talmud is full of jokes. But the rabbis were also wary of excessive mirth.

Simon Holloway
April 8 2015 12:01AM

Doctors, writes Aaron Rothstein, have a penchant for dark humor, cracking jokes in the face of death, suffering, and disease. Rothstein turns to the history. . .

Aaron Rothstein
Feb. 16 2015 12:01AM

From innuendo in Genesis to grand irony in Jonah, humor forms an important and often overlooked element in the Hebrew Bible.

Robin Gallaher Branch
Aug. 23 2013 12:00AM

Whether due to public scorn or intense self-awareness, professional philosophers are catching up with Jews in the propensity for self-deprecation.

Gerald Dworkin
July 30 2013 12:00AM

Jews have justly become identified with humor and wit, often at their own expense. But is it something of which to be proud—and how proud?. . .

June 19 2013 12:00AM

“I applaud the intellectual courage of [Ruth Wisse's No Joke], the breadth of her learning, the comprehensiveness of her ambitions, her unembarrassed declarations of pleasure. . .

Howard Jacobson
June 3 2013 2:40AM