Taking Jewish Humor Seriously

Taking Jewish Humor Seriously
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Rabbi Dan Bronstein

Professor | Hunter College

The Pew survey recently found that 42% of Jews identified Jewishly through their humor, a larger percentage than through observance or affinity with Israel. Using the Pew survey as a starting point, Rabbi Dan B... See more


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Pity The Unfunny Jew..

(RNS) Yoo-hoo! Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Larry David! No matter how unreligious you comics may be, American Jews seem proud to claim you. Well, mostly. You know the joke: Two Jews, three opinions...

A Portrait of Jewish Americans

American Jews overwhelmingly say they are proud to be Jewish and have a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people, according to a major new survey by the Pew Research Center. But the survey also suggests that Jewish identity is changing in America, where one-in-five Jews (22%) now describe themselves as having no religion.

Harpo's Place - The Official Arthur Harpo Marx family online collection.

Welcome to the Harpo Marx Website. My name is Bill Marx, and my dad is Harpo Marx. I created this site on behalf of The Harpo Marx Foundation and his family so that visitors who stop by can see a different perspective on Harpo...


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Rabbi Dan  Bronstein, 

Professor | Hunter College

Rabbi Dr. Dan Bronstein is a writer and educator. He has served as a congregational rabbi and taught every age bracket from pre-school to the elderly. As Congregational Scholar at Congregation Beth Elohim of Brooklyn, he directed the high school and award-winning adult learning program. He is also the author of Our Journey: Congregation Beth Elohim at 150 Years. Rabbi Bronstein’s other scholarly work examines Jewish humor and popular culture, and has contributed to several publications including the Forward, and Jewniverse, and the books Jews and American Popular Culture, Jewish Theology in Our Time, The Cambridge Dictionary of Jewish Religion, History and Culture, and the forthcoming Jews and Comics. Rabbi Bronstein holds an MA from Brandeis University, a PhD in Jewish History from Jewish Theological Seminary in Jerusalem (JTSA), and received rabbinical ordination from Hebrew Union College.