Sunday, April 26

Laughing With the Rabbis

Really, the Gemara can be a pretty funny book, at least if you are open to its somewhat dry and understated sense of humor. (Isn't all Jewish humor dry and understated, or is that just my personal bias?) Well, at least one academic agrees with me on that, categorizing the uses of humor in the Talmud, particularly regarding outlandish cases and examples.

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