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Reading the writings of Aleichem and Peretz was a pure pleasure It was like walking in the wood decorated with all kinds of flowers blooming Although the roads Aleichem and Peretz took were bit different they both attempted to describe the beauty of the Jewish culture and the hidden treasures which it offers to the world One would wonder how in the world can there be a humor in the midst of horrible suffering Well get ready to surprise Jewish culture without a humor is like a computer without a mouse In another word you can understand all the functions of computer with keyboard only but it gets a lot easier if you have a mouse to with you Understanding Jewish humors would help us what Jewish people think and feel of a world around them Literary Style The writings of Sholom Aleichem are good examples of the value of humor in revealing the heart of the Jewish culture In Hodel the conversation between Tevye and his wife reveals the value of Jewish people regarding the tradition It also shows the role of a woman in a funny way What do I care about a medresh she says We have a daughter to marry off And after her are two more almost ready And after these two-three more-may the Evil Eye spare them Tut I say Whats that Dont you know Golde that our sages have thought of that also There is a medresh for that too But she doesnt let me finish Daughters to be married off she says are a stiff medresh in themselves so try to explain something to a woman The story about the matchmaker Menachem Mendel is also funny yet revealing very important feature of Jewish culture an arranged marriage I think Sholom Aleichems humorous conversational style of writing can be compared as a sponge His writing is
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