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Friday, February 12 • 10:30pm - 11:45pm
'The Spirituality of Laughter: A Jewish Look at the Holiness of Humor'

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This engaging and inspiring session - averaging two genuine belly laughs per minute - explores humor in ancient and modern Jewish tradition, and considers why laughter has been such an integral part of Jewish culture.  Why are Jews are so funny? What is the psychological, physical, and spiritual value of clean, un-hurtful comedy? How can humor be a coping mechanism in times of transition, celebration, and stress? How can laughter play a critical role in tikkun olam (repairing the world)?

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Robert Alper

Robert “Bob” Alper is an author, stand-up comedian, and ordained rabbi who holds a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary. He has performed across North America and England and was named “Honorary Comedic Advisor to the Pope.” He has written three books: Life Doesn't Get Any Better Than This, A Rabbi Confesses, and Thanks. I Needed That, and has produced two best-selling comedy CDs and a DVD. Bob resides in rural Vermont with his... Read More →

Friday February 12, 2016 10:30pm - 11:45pm
High Ridge

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