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(RNS) Did you hear the one about the new survey of American Jews? No, seriously: the report finds humor is one of the main qualities that four in 10 of the nation’s Jews say is essential to their identity -- right up their with support for Israel. Who knew?

Categories: Beliefs, Culture


Cathy Lynn Grossman

Cathy Lynn Grossman

Cathy Lynn Grossman is a senior national correspondent for Religion News Service, specializing in stories drawn from research and statistics on religion, spirituality and ethics, and manager for social media.


  1. […] Survey: Being Jewish means being funny, and that's no joke “It's a way of indicating that people are proud that Jews are funny, that Jews are educated – the people of the book – that these qualities are more important than being 'gastronomic Jews,' ” said Alan Cooperman, deputy director at the Pew Research … Read more on Religion News Service […]

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