No. This is not a reference to Jewlicious writers above the age of 29 (ahem). OldJewsTellingJokes.com is the brainchild of one Sam Hoffman who got his father to gather twenty of his old Jewish friends who then related their favorite joke on camera. This undertaking is described as an homage to the Jewish art of storytelling:
Storytelling is a Jewish tradition. Youâ€™ve probably seen Fiddler on the Roof. Whenever they ask the Rabbi a question, he tugs thoughtfully on his beard and says â€œlet me tell you a story.â€ Then they sing… Jokes are like stories, but shorter and funnier. Old jokes tend to have a stigma, but they only last if theyâ€™re good. Some of the best ones provide a window to the culture of a bygone era. They can reveal the concerns of a generation or even the generation before. Anxieties of coming to a new country, of prospering, of assimilating, of having families, of fearing and worrying about, well, everything. Humor was and is the ultimate anti-depressant.
So far the site has three jokes and the latest is my favorite – it’s about US Health Care, something that is already intrinsically ridiculous. Oh and it also involves oral sex. They have a new joke every Tuesday, so make sure to go back to OldJewsTellingJokes.com. Click for the video after the bump!