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God laughed, sources of Jewish humor, Hershey H. Friedman, Linda Weiser Friedman

Label
God laughed, sources of Jewish humor, Hershey H. Friedman, Linda Weiser Friedman
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-349) and index
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
God laughed
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
864676511
Responsibility statement
Hershey H. Friedman, Linda Weiser Friedman
Sub title
sources of Jewish humor
Table Of Contents
Part I : Introduction. Studying Jewish Humor -- A Word on the Sources: Biblical, Talmudic, and Midrashic Literature --Part II : Heavenly Humor. Does God Have a Sense of Humor? -- Biblical Humor: From Irony, Sarcasm, Wordplay to Humorous Imagery -- No Match for God: Satan as Trickster -- Part III : Humor in the Talmud and Midrash. Humor in the Talmud and Midrash: An Overview -- Recurring Characters and Themes -- Satire, Irony, and Self-Deprecating Humor -- Sarcasm -- Exaggerated Imagery and Other Hyperbole -- Wordplay: Puns, Acrostics, and Riddles -- Humorous Sayings and Remarks -- Allegories, Parables, and Fables -- Talmudic Tales -- Humorous Cases and Other Absurdities -- Part IV : Conclusion. Is There a "Jewish" Sense of Humor? -- Appendix A : Important Dates In Jewish History -- Appendix B : The Time Periods of the Talmudic Sages -- Appendix C : The Sages and Their Generations -- Appendix D : Classic Commentators -- Appendix E : Mostly Punch Lines, an Index of Jokes
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