By Nathan Ausubel
This very good choice of Jewish writings includes even more than jokes. It additionally has brief tales via such recognized writers because the Nobel Prize winner S. J. Agnon, Dorothy Parker, S. J. Perlman, Heinrich Heine, Sholom Aleichem, Sholem Asch, I. L. Peretz, Chaim Nachman Bialik, Yehuda Halevi, and so on. There are brief tales, poems, excerpts from novels, witty sayings, and much more.
Examples of jokes are:
Ma, am i able to wash my hair with kerosene and wear my sky-blue costume and visit the library? o.k., darling, and spot that you just get your self a tender guy, just like the remainder of the ladies: it's approximately time.
A disciple sought the recommendation of his rabbi. "I'm negative, rabbi. My spouse is unwell and my little ones are hungry." "Go domestic. God can assist you," suggested the rabbi. "Thank you, thanks, rabbi!" gushed the bad guy gratefully. "I'm certain God may help me! yet until eventually He does, may you be more than enough to lend me 5 rubles?"
Examples of witticisms are:
One regularly brings a very good urge for food to somebody else's feast.
A wealthy man's daughter is often a beauty.
Some humans develop tall via status at the shoulders of others.
He who has been bitten through a snake might be scared via a section of rope.
It is the way in which of a puppy that if he's hit by means of a stone he bites a fellow dog.
An instance of excellent advice:
What is the attempt of fine manners? having the ability to undergo patiently with undesirable ones.
Some of the tales are a dozen or maybe twenty pages lengthy, and they're a pride to read.
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Extra resources for A Treasury of Jewish Humor
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A Treasury of Jewish Humor by Nathan Ausubel