North Shore Temple Emanuel
a Progressive Jewish Congregation
Boomers Monday Forum (Meets monthly on Mondays)
Monday 17 June - Simon Holloway
Time: 10am - 11:15am
Cost: Free of charge.
Topic: "Counting Teeth": The Use of Humour in the Rabbinic Literature
In this session we will look at a number of examples of early rabbinic humour, with examples drawn primarily from the Mishna and Talmud. Humour was used by the rabbis for a number of purposes, whether to emphasise a point, to ridicule somebody, or even just to get the reader’s attention. By looking at a variety of examples, we hope to gain a clearer idea as to why humour was used in the Talmud, and what precisely made the rabbis laugh.
Registration: recommended but not required