Sage advice from ancient sages, via a modern thinker

by Michael Berenbaum

Irving “Yitz” Greenberg

Irving “Yitz” Greenberg

One could review Irving “Yitz” Greenberg’s decadelong effort “Sage Advice: Pirkei Avot” in one sentence: “Sage Advice” (Maggid Books) is Yitz Greenberg being Yitz Greenberg — the rest is commentary, go and study it. But I suspect my (and the book’s) editors would prefer more than one sentence.

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Jews could laugh everywhere, even in the Holocaust

by Michael Berenbaum, Posted on Apr. 27, 2016 at 8:37 am

From the cover of “It Kept Us Alive: Humor in the Holocaust” by Chaya Ostrower

Chaya Ostrower, “It Kept Us Alive: Humor in the Holocaust,” Translated by Sandy Bloom. (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2014) pp. 439.

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