It’s amazing how many of these are cliché Jewish things. Also: amazing how many are about money.
So, frum Jewish humor is the mirror image of general humor by and about Jews, but with more insider lingo.
For some reason, it reminded me of the scene in Sleeper, where the underground is trying the recover Woody Allen’s memory by reenacting scenes from his Brooklyn childhood. All the right terminology in the wrong context and, voila: comedy!
Start watching at min. 4:51, in case the timed link fails.Yori Yanover
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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