Oy!: The Ultimate Book of Jewish Jokes Paperback – September 4, 2007
by David Minkoff (Author)
From rabbis to relationships, latkes to lawyers, and marriages to miracles, here is a feast of more than a thousand old and new Jewish jokes and witty anecdotes—and you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy them!
David Minkoff’s website has attracted attention and contributions from around the world. Containing jokes to tell children, a compatibility test for couples, and humorous quips for special occasions, his book is a truly unique collection.
“This clever kosher compilation generates giggles galore.” —Publishers Weekly
“Terrific and addicting . . . guaranteed to make you laugh.” —The Reporter (New York)
From Publishers Weekly
Minkoff began collecting jokes almost 50 years ago when he was 13. Six years ago, he launched his U.K.-based Web site awordinyoureye.com as “a repository for my vast collection of Jewish jokes.” When Minkoff’s jocularity brought popularity, his avocation turned into “a full-time job which required a lot of maintenance.” With the site mushrooming to more than 1,760 jokes, it became the main source for this comprehensive collection, first published in London last year by Robson/Chrysalis. These Jewish japes and jests run the gamut from deft definitions, one-off one-liners, pithy puns, quizzes and ribald riddles to satirical songs and full-page humorous stories. Fresh, familiar or unfamiliar, all the jokes have been rewritten by Minkoff into his own style, and he has grouped gags thematically into various categories and subcategories. Spanning birth to death, the 86 topics feature more than 1,000 jokes: On circumcision: ” ‘It won’t be long now,’ said the rabbi as he circumcised the little boy.” Marriage: “Q: Why are many Jewish girls still single these days? A: They have not yet met Dr. Right.” Jewish telegram: “Begin worrying. Details to follow.” On the 23rd Psalm for Jewish princesses: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He leadeth me into Bloomingdale’s.” The lack of cartoons may disappoint some readers, but even they will find that this clever kosher compilation generates giggles galore. (Aug. 22)
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About the Author
David Minkoff has always been a great collector of jokes. His other passion is his Israeli dance class, which he has been attending for over fourteen years. He lives in London, England.
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin; Reprint edition (September 4, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces