A Little Joy, A Little Oy: Jewish Wit and Wisdom

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Nov 1, 2001 - Humor - 336 pages
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"To me, the Jews are funnier than any other group. Why? Because they have had more trouble. And trouble is often the heart of humor."-- Steve Allen (who is not Jewish) fromA Little Joy, A Little Oy

Not just a slice of Jewish wit and wisdom, this collection is the whole challah*. By including over 350 entries from 200 sources, Winston-Macauley has amassed a unique cross-section of Jewish quotes, anecdotes, proverbs, history, biographies, jokes, unusual facts, "Yinglish," and much more.

A Little Joy, A Little Oyshowcases this rich and remarkable assembly of all things Jewish through the universal language of laughter and, yes, a few tears. A must in every Jewish household,A Little Joy, A Little Oyalso makes the perfect holiday gift.

*A rich twisted bread

  

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A little joy, A Little Oy -- both the book and calendars is a smorgasbord of Yiddiskiet delight! I buy a bunch to give out as Hannukah gifts. A truly remarkable work, it's chock full of humor, pathos and well-researched facts by Marnie Winston-Macauley. ... Read full review

Contents

1ntroduction
1
without Them Would Tins world Laugh
46
So How Are You? Dont Ask
78
A Sfotikl Mishcffoss
87
And the Laughs Go On and OnClassics
95
The Lists
99
Without nsciu Would Tins World Sound
108
This Land 1s Made for You and Me
118
The AlephBaizXbCsi of Jewish Humor
190
Tlieater
205
Essen Essen Eat Eatl
214
Yiddishe Mamas Jewish Mothersi
221
On the Shadchen Matchmakerl
232
On Synagogues and Symbols
238
Good Tontiff Happy Holidaysl
244
Choose Somebody Else
264

Famous and Not So Famousi Firsts
132
Wfthout Thcm Wauld Tins World
144
For You Sports Fans Okay Fani Out There
160
Yiddish and Yinglish
174
Jewish Proverbs
184
Mountains of Moments
277
without Them would This world Be Quite So wist?
284
Without Them would Tins world
292
Selected Sources
304
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