Old Jews Telling Jokes: 5,000 Years of Funny Bits and Not-So-Kosher Laughs

by Sam Hoffman

Other authorsEric Spiegelman
Book, 2010

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123460359

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567 HOF

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New York : Villard Books, c2010.

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Jews have a centuries-old tradition of telling jokes, from the ghettos of Europe to Hollywood and the Catskills. Jewish jokes are entertainment, the oral history of a culture, insightful social criticism, and survival tactic rolled into one. In 2008, Hollywood director and producer Sam Hoffman launched a website called Old Jews Telling Jokes. It's just what it says: Jewish men and women over 60 sharing their favorite stories, tales, riddles, and punchlines. The jokes are funny and reassuringly familiar; each told with gusto and infused with a lifetime of experience. For the book and audio, they are organized into chapters: Jewish Mothers, Food, Rabbis, Husbands and Wives, Sex, Illness and Doctors, Getting Old, Death, Oral Sex. Yes, you read that right. You'll also hear judiciously chosen curses and other off-color language. Things get risque. So what can you do? Enjoy, and laugh out loud.… (more)

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LibraryThing member zhoud2005
good jokes

ISBN

0345522354 / 9780345522351
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