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Rabbi Lapin: Here's why people find these 3 things universally funny

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, with son Barron (L), laugh after helping start an Easter egg roll during Easter celebrations at the White House in Washington DC on April 2, 2018. Credit: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images

Holding your own baby for the first time matters to all people in all places at all times. Tennis and marshmallows do not. Feeling hope as the sun rises is something all humans everywhere have always known, while riding a rollercoaster is not.

Ancient Jewish wisdom’s take on Scripture is that it covers everything that is applicable to all people everywhere, always. Laughter is one such universal experience. On this week's episode, Rabbi Daniel Lapin asked and answered these questions on laughter:

  • What is it and what makes some things funnier than others?
  • Why does so much comedy revolve around toilet functions, sexual functions and God?
  • Which is the better blueprint for families, companies, organizations and countries: kindness and compassion or law and discipline?
  • Do you know what is so funny about laughter in the Bible?
  • Who laughs more; liberals or conservatives?

Listen to more episodes of “Rabbi Daniel Lapin” on-demand at TheBlaze Contributors.

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