jewish humor

Book Review: The Year of Living Biblically
January 26, 2011
Author: Matt Sieger

A few years back, A.J. Jacobs, editor at large for Esquire magazine and a secular Jew, decided to live one year attempting to keep every commandment in the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. Then he wrote about it in the New York Times bestseller, The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible

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Is the Jewish Religion a Laughing Matter?
March 30, 2009
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
March 29, 2009

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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Jewish Humor… in the Bible?
March 26, 2009

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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That’s Hot! Jews For Jesus In Popular Culture
August 2, 2008
Author: Matt Sieger

Why are there so many references to Jews for Jesus in Pop Culture?

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Jewish Humor in Not-so-Funny Times
April 1, 2005
Author: Susan Perlman

A look at the significance of Jewish laughter.

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Jewish Humor… In the Bible?
Topics: jewish humor

  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 in…

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