Joseph Telushkin is a rabbi, scholar, and the bestselling author of eighteen books, among them A Code of Jewish Ethics and Hillel. His book Jewish Literacy is the widest-selling work on the topic of Judaism. He lives with his wife, Dvorah, in New York City, and lectures regularly throughout the United States.
An excellent collection of witty and wonderful Jewish humor threaded by a wonderful editing job. Truly enjoyable and a "bible" for anyone who enjoys hearing, reading and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Barry S. Rubin
Wonderful stories written in a very entertaining manner. Gave me some insight into how Jewish humor developed.It is something you can read in sections= and you should. Read morePublished 5 months ago by S. Phillips
The kind of humor usually found in this language is subtle, full of self deprecation and irony can make one smile belatedly. It makes it's point after a moment's hesitation. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Rhea Bertelli
More narrations than jokes, but great source of Jewish humor history. Hard to say "Best Jokes" - you may know better - but some are good.Published 15 months ago by Andrew Sikorski
Becoming Jewish and their humor is so different. This book helped me to understand how their humor works. I love it! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Betty jo Baca
Nicely written book about Jewish jokes and the meanings behind the humor. I laughed and learned. This is an easy read, and I didn't want it to end.Published on May 22, 2011 by Tony Mitchell
Jewish Humor: What the Best Jewish Jokes Say About the Jews
I am usually very hard to make laugh. But the humor in this book had me laughing out loud quite often. Read more
Good light history of Jewish humor. Lots of classical jokes and a plausible narrative on the the roots of this genre. Read morePublished on August 15, 2007 by Robert M. Kardon
I ordered "Jewish Humor" for three reasons:
1.) The previous Telushkin books I read, "Words that Hurt; Words that Heal," and "Jewish Literacy."
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