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Lunch & Learn: Rabbi Kenny Weiss “Representations of Ethnicity from Jewish America: Jewish Humor and Culture in Mad Magazine”

Monday, April 3, 2017
12:00 PM  to 1:00 PM

119  Humanities Building
Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas

Jewish Humor and Culture in Mad Magazine Since its inception as a comic book in 1952 and continuing through its transition to a black and white magazine format, Mad Magazine has 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. Register here: https://docs.google.com/a/rice.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeecK7J60X4GxFooO6TpK1atMOVr_HgrmLd2EwJNnGAEM4Uiw/viewform Rabbi Kenny Weiss is the Rabbi and Executive Director for Houston Hillel. Kenny is also a Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Houston. Prior to arriving at Houston Hillel in 2001, Kenny served as a congregational rabbi in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. He earned a degree in Communication from the University of California at San Diego, a Secondary Social Studies Teaching Credential from the University of Colorado in Boulder, along with a Masters Degree in Hebrew Letters and Rabbinical Ordination from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York

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