God Laughed: Sources of Jewish Humor (Jewish Studies)

God Laughed: Sources of Jewish Humor (Jewish Studies)

Hershey H. Friedman, Linda Weiser Friedman


Humor has had a profound influence at the method the Jewish humans see the area, and has sustained them via millennia of hardships and anguish. God Laughed studies, organizes, and categorizes the humor of the traditional Jewish texts—the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud, and Midrash—in a transparent, readable, and available manner.

These works have stimulated the Jewish humans in lots of methods, and all are replete with humor and wit. unavoidably, this oeuvre of Jewish humor has itself inspired generations of comics, in addition to genres of humor. The authors use examples of Biblical humor from a number of extensive different types, together with irony, sarcasm, wordplay, funny names, funny imagery, and funny situations.

Because their basic goal isn't to entertain, yet to educate humanity tips on how to reside the perfect lifestyles, a lot of the humor within the Talmud and the Midrash has a unmarried goal: to illustrate that evil is inaccurate or even, every now and then, ludicrous. this can support clarify why nearly 1,500 years after its last, the Talmud continues to be one of these interesting paintings. God Laughed is the newest addition to Transaction’s Jewish reviews series.

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