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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?

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Cathy Lynn Grossman

Cathy Lynn Grossman

Cathy Lynn Grossman specializes in stories drawn from research and statistics on religion, spirituality and ethics. She also writes frequently on biomedical ethics and end-of-life-issues


  1. That sounds like a biased statement to me. As far as the likes of Stewart, he is just nasty, vulgar and sarcastic.

  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 […]