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Baruch College Presents 'Why Are Jews Funny: Jews and Jewish Humor,' Dec. 4

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Hershey and Linda Friedman

NEW YORK, NY- November 18, 2014 - Baruch College and The Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center presents Why Are Jews Funny: Jews and Jewish Humor featuring Professor Linda Weiser Friedman and Hershey Friedman, on Thursday, December 4.

Linda Weiser Friedman, a professor of statistics and computer information at Baruch College, co-authored God Laughed: Sources of Jewish Humor with her husband Hershey Friedman, a finance professor at CUNY.

While one might not normally associate business or statistics professors with laughter, this dynamic duo discuss their decades-long labor of love in compiling a large mound of Jewish jokes and other humorous stories and then using them to explore what it means to be Jewish, religious, and (ultimately) human.

Free and open to the public.

WHAT: Why Are Jews Funny: Jews and Jewish Humor  

WHEN: Thursday, December 4, 2014

              6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Baruch Perfoming Arts Center

               55 Lexington Avenue (enter at 24th Street)


About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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