Question:

dear rabbi,

regarding the topic of humour, i wonder if it is important.
probably it can – as all kind of laughther be good or be bad.

do you know a good article about humour – or have a good advice?

kind regards,

Answer:

It is important that we be happy people, and to be able to serve G-d with happiness. Humor helps put us into a happy mood. Happiness even helps people heal people when they are sick. On the other side though humor especially when it is used in a condescending way, or poking fun of things or people is not good at all.  All in all it is good for a person to be in a good mood and if humor will help that it is good, however we have to be careful not to put anyone down when doing so.

 

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