Temple Beth Israel, Waltham, MA
A breakfast program with Rabbi Moshe Waldoks:
“A Short History of Jewish Humor”
Sunday, November 22, 2015
9AM minyan, 10AM breakfast, 11AM speaker program
RSVP to Ed Brown at 617-527-6832, and pay at the door.
“There has been a certain acceptance of Jewish-style humor into American culture, akin to how black-generated jazz is now considered American,” notes Waldoks. “It gets transformed when a certain style of humor makes the journey from being within to being in the general public. The group that does that most effectively, and perhaps they’re the most well known and successful, is the Marx Brothers. They’re really the beginning of the transformation of Jewish humor within the Jewish community to Jewish humor as an urban-style humor that’s open to everyone.”
- "What's with Jewish comedy?", Jeff Berkwits, San Diego Jewish Journal, Aug. 2004