A Little Joy, a Little Oy : Jewish Wit and Wisdom

A Little Joy, a Little Oy : Jewish Wit and Wisdom

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  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780740718670
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To me, the Jews are funnier than any other group. Why? Because they have had more trouble. And trouble is often the heart of humor.-- Steve Allen (who is not Jewish) from A Little Joy, A Little OyNot just a slice of Jewish wit and wisdom, this collection is the whole challah*. By including over 350 entries from 200 sources, Winston-Macauley has amassed a unique cross-section of Jewish quotes, anecdotes, proverbs, history, biographies, jokes, unusual facts, Yinglish, and much more.A Little Joy, A Little Oy showcases this rich and remarkable assembly of all things Jewish through the universal language of laughter and, yes, a few tears. A must in every Jewish household, A Little Joy, A Little Oy also makes the perfect holiday gift.*A rich twisted bread

Table of Contents

Preface                                            ix
Acknowledgments xii
Introduction xvi
The J(Oys) of Jewish Humor 1 (18)
Some Comedy Legends: Thanks for the Comfort 19 (29)
Without Them, Would This World Laugh Quite 46 (2)
as Loud?
Entertainment Legends: Who Nu? 48 (30)
Without Them, Would This World Ignite Quite 76 (2)
So Much Passion?
So, How Are You? Don't Ask! 78 (5)
Shnorrers and Alrightniks 83 (4)
A Shtikl Mishegoss (A Little Bit o' Nonsense) 87 (5)
``Wisdom'' from Chelm 92 (3)
And the Laughs Go On and On---Classics 95 (4)
Greats on Greats: ``The Lists'' and Favorite 99 (11)
Jokes
Without Them, Would This World Sound or 108(2)
Look So Lovely?
On Coming to America 110(7)
This Land is Made for You and Me 117(15)
Without Them, Would This World Be Quite So 130(2)
Prosperous?
Famous (and Not So Famous) Firsts 132(14)
Without Them, Would This World Be Quite as 144(2)
Advanced?
It's the Emmes (Truth)! 146(14)
For You Sports Fans (Okay, Fan) Out There 160(14)
Without Them, Would This World Be Quite as 172(2)
Sporting?
Yiddish and Yinglish 174(10)
Jewish Proverbs 184(4)
Without Them, Would This World Be Quite as 186(2)
Literate?
Jewish Curses! 188(2)
The Aleph---Baiz (ABC's) of Jewish Humor 190(15)
Enter Right Theater 205(9)
Without Them, Would This World Inspire Us 212(2)
with as Much Vision?
Essen! Essen! (Eat! Eat!) 214(7)
Yiddishe Mamas (Jewish Mothers) 221(11)
On the Shadchen (Matchmaker) and the Shidech 232(6)
(the Match!)
On Synagogues and Symbols 238(6)
Good Yontiff! (Happy Holidays) 244(20)
. . . Choose Somebody Else for a Change? 264(5)
Strange and Wonderful Bedfellows 269(8)
Mountains of Moments 277(9)
Without Them, Would This World be Quite So 284(2)
Wise?
``The truth has many faces'' (Yiddish Proverb) 286(8)
Without Them, Would This World Be Quite as 292(2)
Humane?
``If you will it, it is no dream''---Theodor 294(10)
Herzl
Selected Sources 304