Humor in Yiddish culture

Throughout their tragic, dramatic history, the Jews have developed a special, unique tool for psychological defense: Jewish humor. It does not emerge when they feel comfortable, full, and relaxed. On the contrary: Jews are likely to laugh when they feel hurt, hungry, and bitter. What are the secrets of Jewish humor? What are its main distinguishing features? These and other questions are being discussed in Dr. Mordechay Yushkovsky`s lecture.