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Badkhn Belt? Jewish humor was born in 1661, prof says

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/badkhn_belt_jewish_humor_was_born_in_1661_prof_says_20110228

The Chmielnicki massacres weren’t particularly funny. From 1648 to 1651, nearly 100,000 Jews were slaughtered throughout Ukraine by Bohdan Chmielnicki and his roving bands of Cossacks. It was arguably the worst pogrom in history, leaving hundreds of Jewish communities in ruins.

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