Old Jews Telling Jokes

Old Jews Telling Jokes

5,000 Years of Funny Bits and Not-so-kosher Laughs

Book - 2010
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A grasshopper walked into a bar and ordered a drink.
The bartender looked at him and said, "You know we have a drink named after you?"
The grasshopper replied, "You have a drink named Stanley?"

Schtick happens. For five thousand years, God's chosen people have cornered the market on knee-slappers, zingers, and knock-knock jokes. Now Old Jews Telling Jokes mines mothers, fathers, bubbies, and zaydes for comic gelt. What we get are jokes that are funnier than a pie in the punim: Abie and Becky jokes; hilarious rabbi, doctor, and mohel tales; and those bits just for Mom (Q: What's the difference between a Jewish mother and a Rottweiler? A: Eventually a Rottweiler will let go!). Some are just naughty and some are downright bawdy--but either way you'll laugh till you plotz. With Borscht Belt gags from Brooklyn to Bel Air to Boca, Old Jews Telling Jokes is like chicken soup for your funny bone. I mean, would it kill you to laugh a little?
Publisher: New York : Villard Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9780345522351
Branch Call Number: 818.602 HOFFMAN
Characteristics: viii, 240 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Spiegelman, Eric


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Oct 21, 2017

You know what "they" say?.... They say that "Laughter is the best medicine.".... And, with that in mind - I'd say that, for once, "they" may be right.... 'Cause this here book of jokes could be "just what the doctor ordered".

At times - Funnier than a custard-cream pie right in the kisser - "Old Jews Telling Jokes" is a laugh-a-minute anthology of Jewish humour that (unless you're a total schtick-head) is guaranteed to get you chuckling, snickering, or giggling in no time flat,

From poking hilarious fun at the likes of rabbis, doctors, and, of course, "Jewish" mothers - This book of ethnic jokes is priceless, comic fun for the pure enjoyment of one and all (no religious beliefs required).


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