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Jewish humor & Bugs Bunny

This morning on Minnesota Public Radio I heard about the Minneapolis Jewish Humor Festival.

The Encyclopedia Judaica, part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library,  has a lengthy article on Humor, from its biblical roots to its psych-social roots.

Rabbi Sim Glaser, one of the presenters at the festival,  says that his favorite Jewish humorist is Bugs Bunny.  He chose old Bugs over Groucho Marx, Woody Allen, Jack Benny, and Jerry Seinfeld.  In addition to everything else that made me laugh during that MPR segment, that cracked me up because I consider Bugs Bunny as my favorite classical musician.  It was through the Bugs Bunny show that I was introduced to such classical pieces as:

I have no idea why my font got so shouty for some of those titles.  Sorry.  I’m really not shouting.

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