I've never been able to understand the American sense of "humor"...the joke is predictible and not funny. When it comes to funny jokes learn from the Mexicans or other Latin people. As if it was appropriate or inappropriate, I think it was inappropriate at a Jewish event. But I'd find it inappropriate at any event anyway; come on, if you are going to tell jokes, make sure it is a funny one at least!
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from the article: James Jones' Jewish joke - funny or inappropriate?