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Israeli Humor
     

Israeli Humor

by Elliott Oring
 
Derived from the Arabic word for "lie," the word "chizbat" was chosen by members of the Palmah to designate the particular form of narrative joke exchanged by these volunteer defenders of Jewish settlements in Israel during the uncertain years 1941-48. Elliott Oring concentrates his attention on how the chizbat represents the expression of a distinctly Israeli

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