Tag: humor

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    “Some people call it laughter through tears. I would suggest you could call it laughter through fears,” says Harvard University Yiddish literature professor Ruth Wisse. More

    January 10, 2014 | Comments

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    “There’s a fundamental misunderstanding that says religion needs to be serious all the time and gloomy and dour,” says Rev. James Martin, S.J., author of Between Heaven and Mirth, who believes humor is good for one’s spiritual health. More

    November 18, 2011 | Comments

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    Rev. James Martin, S.J., author of Between Heaven and Mirth and chaplain for comedian Stephen Colbert, tells some of his favorite jokes. More

    November 18, 2011 | Comments

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    Each year at Passover, a couple in Roseland, New Jersey invent new ways to dramatize and sing about the traditional story of the Jewish exodus from Egypt. They’ve become so good at it and have so much fun there’s now a waiting list of their friends who want to come. More

    April 18, 2008 | Comments

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    “The Simpsons is not a show about religion, but it’s about a family in which religion plays a part, and in that sense it’s really reflective of what most Americans do and feel about religion,” says Mark Pinsky, author of “The Gospel According to The Simpsons.” More

    July 27, 2007