Rabbis, Rogues and Schlemiels: Jewish Humor and its Roots
April 15, 2010
Is Groucho's humor Jewish? Indeed, what IS Jewish humor, what are its roots and what can it tell us about ourselves? Join Dartmouth professor Lewis Glinert at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton for an in-depth look at Jewish humor through the ages. An informative evening that is sure to tickle your funny bone! Lewis Glinert is Professor of Hebraic Studies at Dartmouth College, former Chair of the London University Centre for Jewish Studies, and an ordained Orthodox rabbi. He is the author of the best-selling The Joys of Hebrew (Oxford University Press) and in 2009 was voted Best Professor by the Dartmouth College Student Assembly. The lecture will begin at 7 pm. Tickets for the talk are $8 ($5 for JCC members) and can be purchased at jccgb.org/magicark or by calling 617-965-5226.