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Post  Wed, Sep 16 2020, 12:39 am
Really a teen book but The Secret Files of Lisa Weiss had me laughing so hard!
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zohar




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Sep 16 2020, 12:52 am
Malkqueen wrote:
I read "In One Era and Out the Other" by Sam Levenson and laughed through the entire book. I started reading "Everything but Money" but didn't find it as funny.

I read both and found them both funny. Sometimes very moving.
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Dina2018




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Sep 16 2020, 1:57 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
I know we don't all have the same sense of humor, but what's the funniest/most lighthearted Jewish book you've read? I find that sometimes the ones specifically touted as funny tend to poke fun AT characters, while I tend to empathize too much with them and end up cringing with embarrassment all the way through.

Here's some actually funny books that I can think of:

Off the Wall (funny anecdotes about his experiences as a Kotel Rabbi)
Regards from Camp series (not specifically funny, but lighthearted and amusing)

I am trying to find the „off the wall“ book, no success so far, could you tell me the author please?
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amother




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Post  Wed, Sep 16 2020, 4:01 am
Dina2018 wrote:
I am trying to find the „off the wall“ book, no success so far, could you tell me the author please?

https://www.amazon.com/Off-Wal.....2309X - Rabbi Jay Karzen
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missmuffetsmum




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Sep 16 2020, 4:41 am
I loved Tzippy Caton's Miracle Ride. I know it's about her journey with cancer, but it's written with tons of humour!
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southernbubby




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Sep 16 2020, 7:55 am
Years ago there was a book called "How to be a Jewish Mother" which was so stereotypical that it was hilarious. Everyone knew a neurotic, manipulative Jewish mother like that.
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lilies




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Sep 16 2020, 8:56 am
Hashem_Yaazor wrote:
Secret of the woods by m jakubowicz?


No At wits end
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#BestBubby




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Sep 16 2020, 10:34 am
Books by Henoch Teller are funny. Collections of short stories.

I don't know if they made a book from the "I remember when.." columns by Arnold Fine


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daagahminayin




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Sep 16 2020, 10:43 am
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish

(And not so frum but very funny):
The Joy of Yiddish
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PinkFridge




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Sep 16 2020, 1:05 pm
#BestBubby wrote:
Books by Henoch Whats-His-Name? are funny. Collections of short stories.

I don't know if they made a book from the "I remember when.." columns by Arnold Fine


Do you mean Henoch Teller?
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amother




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Post  Wed, Sep 16 2020, 1:12 pm
I'm reading Mordechai Schmutter's latest book now (They're asking me?) and I can't catch my breath laughing.
It's ultra funny.

Disclaimer: I like all his books, so if you don't find his humor funny, don't bother.


ALSO: the first reactions thread on imamother makes me laugh out loud.
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#BestBubby




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Sep 16 2020, 8:11 pm
PinkFridge wrote:
Do you mean Henoch Teller?


YES! Thank you.
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