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Comedy may seem unimportant, or even counterproductive, in a society that values productivity. Religion in particular is often treated with a seriousness that seems antithetical to comedy, as are its texts. But comedy, alongside and within religion, can help us construct meaning from mundane occurrences and even construct further meaning from notable ones.

Comedy: Our Central Questions

1. Comedy and Religion: What place does comedy occupy in a religious worldview?

2. Learning to Laugh: What is the history of Jewish comedy?

3. Comedy and the Torah: Is there comedy in the Torah?


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