Meet the Folks: A Session of American-Jewish Humor.
1955 · New York
by Levenson, Sammy.
New York: The Citadel Press, 1955. Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 128 pp. Very Good, with light rubbing to edges. From Foreword: Humor is an ancient and respected Hebrew-Jewish institution. The works of the great rabbis are rich in humorous example, anecdote, fable, legend, parable, and pointed illustration. We are a people who love stories, either around the long Synagogue table where an ancient parable is retold for the millionth time in search of deeper meaning, or in the parlor where the latest “gag” is pumped for a laugh. The Jewish immigrants to America in the early 1900s brough with them a wealth of humor which was transmitted in direct line to their American children... (Inventory #: 5021bd)