|Sure, we're laughing but laughing through the tears (myjewishlearning.com)|
Oy vey, with this religion's Holy Book from space, laws and history! ("Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur" by Maurycy Gottlieb from Jewish Art by Grace Cohen Grossman).
|Treasury of Jewish Humor|
“First you laugh at a Jewish joke or quip. Then, against your will, you suddenly fall silent and thoughtful. And that is because Jews are so frequently jesting philosophers. A hard life has made them realists, realists without illusions,” writes editor Nathan Ausubel, in the introduction to his Treasury of Jewish Humor.
|I don't get it. - I'll explain it to you later.|
When you tell an am ho-oretz (peasant) a joke, he laughs three times: once when you tell it, once when you explain it, and once when he understands it.
When you tell a landowner a joke, he laughs twice -- once when you tell it and once when you explain it. He will never understand it.
Maybe the CIA's Israel is the problem? (JVP)When you tell a military officer a joke, he laughs only once. He laughs when you tell it, because he won’t let you explain it and, of course, he doesn’t understand it. More