Let There Be Laughter: A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What It All Means by Michael Krasny tells of the great Jewish jokes, the origins, and commentary. Mr. Krasny is a successful radio talk show host and a teacher.
- 304 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062422049
I really enjoyed Let There Be Laughter: A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What It All Means by Michael Krasny, I read the whole book in about two days laughing along with the author. I found the commentary interesting, but not necessarily enlightening, but I’m familiar with much of the material.
I love the sarcastic, bitter, dark Jewish humor which, to be fair, is shared with many cultures but with a twist of guilt and spice. The author does some storytelling himself, dropping names and telling tales of the famous and not-so-famous among others.
You don’t have to be Jewish to laugh at the jokes or to understand them. You just need a healthy sense of humor and twinkle in your eye.
My favorite joke is not in the book though.
When the US sold Israel the F16 planes there were adjustments made to accommodate Israeli pilots. One of the adjustments was a small opening in the cockpit so the pilot could fly with hand out the window.
Zohar — Man of la Book
Disclaimer: I got this book for free.
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