Roots and Routes of Jewish Humor:
"What He Brews" and the Healing Power of Humor
Stephen Soreff, MD aka Doc Steve
This program focuses on humor in three ways. As the title indicates, it explores the origins of Jewish humor. There are more books written on this topic than any other religions and ethnicities humor. Why? The presentation answers that by looking at the history and literature of Judaism. Next, the talk looks at the anatomy of a joke - what makes a joke funny? It concludes with the role of humor in health. It shows how humor is the best medicine by enhancing your immune system, decreasing heart attacks and relieving stress, to name some of its benefits.
With its emphasis on humor, the audience not only hears a lively narrative which included an interesting history and jokes but also is encouraged to share their own funny stories. The talk makes people feel engaged and good.