Satirist Ephraim Kishon Dies At 80

user submitted pictureAfter narrowly escaping the Nazis in Hungary, Ephraim Kishon went on to a long career as Israel’s most famous humorist, producing plays, essays, movie scripts and countless stories.
In a eulogy on Sunday, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said “Ephraim Kishon was one of the giants of Israeli culture, who created an entire cultural world for a country in formation; he created an entire world of culture for the country.”
We’re really embarrassed that we have not read a thing by him, but we promise that will change immediately.
Kishon died in Switzerland from a heart attack last week. He leaves behind a massive body of work that should keep Jews busy and laughing for many generations to come.

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