As Yisrael Poliakov (better known as Poli, one of the HaGashash HaHiver comedy trio) used to say: “What do I know? The world is funny, so I laugh!” It is told of a pupil from a rich family who, when asked to write a composition about a poor family, wrote: “There once was a poor family. Everyone there was poor, the father, the mother, the children, and even the maid and...