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Humor
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In the second half of the 19th century, a specifically “Jewish humor” emerged among the Ashkenazim of Europe and the United States. Particularly in America, a stock of characters arose in popular books, newspapers, and entertainment media that are still considered typical today. However it was not until the end of the 20th century that a positive Jewish self-…

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Buhle, Paul, “Humor”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0327>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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