Joys Of Jewish Humor


In thirty-two entertaining chapters, humorist and master storyteller Henry D. Spalding introduces us to a wide range of colorful characters from the Jewish past and present.
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In thirty-two entertaining chapters, humorist and master storyteller Henry D. Spalding introduces us to a wide range of colorful characters from the Jewish past and present.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824603342
  • Publisher: David, Jonathan Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/3/1985
  • Pages: 364
  • Sales rank: 530,055
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Merry Mishmash from Old Europe 1
2 Logic and Deduction 18
3 Shnorrers: or-- To give unto others is blessed, but to receive is simply divine 27
4 Tightskates and Cheapwards: or-- How to be selfish in practice without sacrificing your principles 40
5 Shlemiels and Shlimazls: or-- Such kinds of person you wouldn't want they should marry your sister 51
6 Atheists, Agnostics and Converts: or-- How to put your shoes on backwards and walk into yourself 59
7 Fibbers: or-- Allright already, stop lying; I believe you! 68
8 Dirty Crooks: or-- Crime doesn't pay, but oy, such good hours! 73
9 Miracles: or-- If God can't help with money, He'll at least give a sympathetic groan 81
10 Rabbis, Preachers and Cantors: or-- So they can't stand each other; at least they're not anti-Semitic 84
11 Religion: or--In the beginning was the word, and the word was "gevald!" 101
12 The Sages of Chelm 111
13 Fur, Fish and Fowl: or--Jewish creatures that hop, walk, run, creep, crawl, fly or nebach swim for a living 130
14 Marriage Brokers: or--Love is just a lot of dame foolishness 137
15 Marriage and Divorce: or--Married couples should think twice before divorcing--but enough is enough! 147
16 Circumcisions and Bar Mitzvahs: or--Lose a little here, gain a little there 160
17 The Army--That's All I Need! 165
18 Anti-Semites: or--Good Christians should not hate Jews any more than is absolutely necessary
Part 1 Eastern Europe 177
Part 2 The Third Reich 184
Part 3 The United States 201
19 These Wandering Jews: or--Westward Ho the Fagins! 207
20 Death and Taxes: or--To die we can always find time 217
21 Jewish Holidays: or--By you a rosary is a suitable Chanukah gift? 231
22 Smoking, Drinking and Gambling: or--How to indulge your vices with impunity, or with anyone else 235
23 Eat a Little Something: or--What do you mean, you burned the Kool-Aid? 244
24 Waiters, Restaurants and Patrons: or--Menus we don't serve. You want to read, go to the library 251
25 Show Biz: or--All right, so you're an actor; but what do you do for a living? 261
26 The Tot-Rod Set: or--No, Son, when little Bo Peep lost her sheep it wasn't deductible, but I like your thinking 274
27 Communication: or--To speak a dialect is bad enough, but with an accent? 285
28 Education: or--In the bright lexicon of youth there is no such word as "fail"--or, as some of them spell it, "fale" 298
29 Science 313
30 Culture: or--Why did you bring that book that I didn't want to be read to out of up for? 318
31 Quick Wits and Taut Retorts 334
32 Judges, Lawyers and Defendants: or--It is the opinion of the court that this innocent Jew is guilty as charged 344
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