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Sunday, December 2 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Rabbis, Rogues and Schlemiels: What Makes Jews Laugh

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What is Jewish humor, what are its roots, and what can it tell us about ourselves? Taking it all the way back to the satire of Esther and Jonah and the word-play of the Midrash, humor scholars have found multiple threads that lead us all the way, via Tevye and Heine, to Groucho, Woody Allen and Seinfeld -- but with many intriguing departures (think


Lewis Glinert

Lewis Glinert is Professor of Hebraic Studies at Dartmouth College. His books include "The Joys of Hebrew" (Oxford). His documentary on the Rebirth of Hebrew was a BBC nomination for a SONY award. He is author of the entry Jewish Humor in the new Encyclopedia of Humor Studies. In... Read More →

Sunday December 2, 2012 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Leffell Conference Room

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