Reflections on Jewish humor.
A new biography, reviewed.
A new history.
Will Bialik get the shoes back?
Talmud is full of jokes. But the rabbis were also wary of excessive mirth.
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. . .
From innuendo in Genesis to grand irony in Jonah, humor forms an important and often overlooked element in the Hebrew Bible.
Whether due to public scorn or intense self-awareness, professional philosophers are catching up with Jews in the propensity for self-deprecation.
“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. . .