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Let the Torah be your guide for enlightenment and laughter

There are no jokes in the Torah, but there is an abundance of wit, irony, word play, sarcasm and humor.

On Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, Susan Bernstein, program director at the Jewish Pavilion, presented a Lunch and Learn program for residents at Oakmonte Village. Seeing that an afternoon of lighthearted learning would go a long way to brighten the winter days, Bernstein showed that the Torah could furnish this "entertainment" if one knows where to look.

It may not be a coincidence that many modern jokes take their inspiration from biblical stories.

Many of the men in the Bible remained silent whe...

 

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