Issues 17:08 Judaism and Humor

Is the Jewish Religion a Laughing Matter?
Author: Matt Sieger

Jewish comedians have gently poked fun at their own religion— or their own doubts about the existence of God—for a long time. In Woody Allen’s movie, Broadway Danny Rose, Danny has the following conversation with his love interest, Tina: Tina: Who’s got time for guilt? Danny: What are you talking about? Guilt is important. It’s…

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The Softening of a Cynic

Penn Jillette, the large, ponytailed half of the comedy/illusionist team, Penn & Teller, is another staunch cynic and an avowed atheist. The vanity plates on his car read ATHEIST. He frequently lambasts the Scriptures and those who believe in God on the television show he hosts for Showtime and in his video blog, Penn Says.”…

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Funny or Frightening?
Author: Matt Sieger

Book Title: How to Profit from the Coming Rapture: Getting Ahead When You’re Left Behind Author: Steve Levy (Author), Evie Levy (Author), Barbara Davilman (Editor), Ellis Weiner (Narrator) Date Published: November 2008 Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition Genre: 1. Religion2. Parodies3. Satire ISBN: 978-0316017305 Reviewer: Matt Sieger Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman wrote…

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Jewish Humor… in the Bible?

God writes a lot of good comedy. It’s just that he has so many bad actors.”      —Garrison Keillor The purpose of the Bible is not to entertain, but to instruct and so its subtle humor serves a purpose—to show people what ought to be in comparison to what exists. Some examples of humor…

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