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Sunday, August 25 • 12:00 - 13:00
From Sinai to Seinfeld- Jewish Humour Through the Looking Glass

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Jews like to laugh. We laugh at awkward situations, we laugh at ironic coincidences, and more often than not…we laugh at ourselves.  Our matriarch Sarah got berated a bit for her laughter…. honestly though, who could blame her for bursting into laughter at the suggestion that she was to yet give birth to a child at the age of 90! This session explores the world of Jewish Humour from a number of perspectives. It suggests a developmental narrative of Jewish life that lies just below the surface of the jokes Jews tell. At times, the laughter is less than politically correct, at other times it is downright bigoted. We can certainly see how some would think this humour to be quite inappropriate. And yet, like Sarah…we cannot help but laugh!

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Bryan Opert

Bryan has been in the Rabbinate for 18 years and runs personal, team and leadership development for disadvantaged communities. He holds an Honours in Educational Leadership and Post Graduate Diploma in Coaching from SACAP. Bryan has been on the faculty of The Florence Melton School... Read More →

Sunday August 25, 2019 12:00 - 13:00 SAST