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Jewish Humor and Culture in MAD Magazine

Saturday, March 13, 2021 29 Adar 5781

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Jewish Humor and Culture in MAD Magazine with Rabbi Kenny Weiss
As a comic book in the 1950s and then as a black and white magazine, Mad Magazine served as a counter balance to Jewish assimilation. Mad Magazine has also imbued our society with Jewish idioms and sometimes offended us with its Jewish parodies. Discover how Mad Magazine’s writers and artists expressed their Jewish peoplehood by creating Yiddishisms, presenting Jewish content that only Jews would understand, and highlighting the Jewish hypocrisy that exists within secular American Jewish Culture. Rabbi Kenny Weiss is the executive director for Houston Hillel, and a lecturer in Jewish Studies at the University of Houston. After teaching a lot of Torah, Talmud and “madrash,” Kenny turned his focus to Jewish popular culture.

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