Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Humor Tag

Book Review | The First Book of Jewish Jokes edited by Elliott Oring

16:37 28 September in 2018 September-October, Featured
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The First Book of Jewish Jokes Edited by Elliott Oring Translated by Michaela Lang Indiana University Press 2018, 176 pp, $65 [divider] It’s the inherent vice of joke books that their jokes are stale, wizened, practically in full beards. Paper doesn’t just flatten the delivery; it kills. (Take my joke—please!) There’s...

Auslander in the Attic

13:30 26 October in Arts & Culture
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by Sala Levin The Holocaust, as Michael Scott so wisely taught us, is one thing we just can't joke about. (Scott's other taboos? JFK and AIDS, though the Lincoln assassination was only recently crossed off that list.) But Shalom Auslander, well, bless him, he's trying. The...

Israel Mulls Settler Freeze

14:10 17 November in Latest, Politics
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By Doni Kandel With Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu scrambling to gain approval for a three month construction freeze on settlements, Americans, Palestinians and Israelis have formulated an alternative plan. It is now believed that the Knesset is considering freezing settlers in lieu of freezing settlements...