Let There Be Laughter - Jewish Humor Around the World | Beit HatfutsotHe certainly states his case in this wise, enlightening, and hilarious book that not only collects the best of Jewish humor passed down from generation to generation, but explains the cultural expressions and anxieties behind the laughs. Your daughter is the President of the United States! But her brother is a doctor! And if I hear that one more time I am going to kill myself. With his background as a scholar and public-radio host, Krasny delves deeply into the themes, topics, and form of Jewish humor: chauvinism undercut by irony and self-mockery, the fear of losing cultural identity through assimilation, the importance of vocal inflection in joke-telling, and calls to communal memory, including the use of Yiddish.
Michael Krasny in conversation with Marc Hershon :: "Let There Be Laughter"
See more reviews! Professor Krasny reveals that characteristics such as assimilating in a new place, holding on to tradition, Laughtrr talks mainly abou! Search this website Hide Search. Jewish.
I am Jewish but I was raised not only without religion but also without the Jewish culture. Topics Hea lth Hhere. Please enter a valid email address. It is one of the biggest regrets of my life that I haven't retained the language I heard my mother and her siblings speak during my childhood.
It had been Feller! Fast-forward over four decades later when name-drop alert the film director Barry Levinson introduced me to Dustin Hoffman as an English professor and laughfer radio talk-show host who knew more Jewish jokes than anyone else. Today, Jewish or non-Jewish. Tip: Listen to the audio book to get all the intonation and Yiddish.
But her brother is a doctor. Book Format: eBook. Showing You just need a healthy sense of humor and twinkle in your eye.