No Joke: Making Jewish Humor with Ruth Wisse
Date: 6/3/2016; 56 minutes


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Ruth Wisse, Professor of Yiddish Literature at Harvard University, discusses her book, No Joke: Making Jewish Humor. She broadly traces and celebrates modern Jewish humor but also asks difficult questions: Can the excess and extreme self-ridicule of Jewish humor go too far and backfire in the process? And is "leave 'em laughing" the wisest motto for a people that others have intended to sweep off the stage of history? Recorded on 04/14/2016. (#30867)


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