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A Hamantaschen By Any Other Name: Purim and the Healing Power of Laughter

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Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): David Nelson

Series: CLAL on Culture Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Psychology)

Keywords: Holocaust; History; Culture; Values

Type: Brief


The author discusses the value of laughing at a threat as a way of overcoming it, and questions whether humor might serve as a healing mechanism for deailng with memories of the Holocaust.