I have always found the symbol for drama as a happy face and a crying face intriguing.
Those same symbols could be the face of Judaism.
The Jewish people have had happy times and tragic times beyond compare. In biblical times, when Sarah and Abraham learn she is with child, they laugh due to both of their ages, and it's because of this laughter, their son is named Isaac (Yitzchak), which in Hebrew means laughter.
The tragedies in Judaism are not only prevalent throughout biblical times. But all throughout history, the Jews were cruelly treated and enslaved, ostracized and generations have gone to the gas chambers. And with all this sadness, Jews have kept their senses of humor.
Comedy has played an important role in the life of Jewish people because with all they had/have to endure, a lightness of spirit and ability to make fun of themselves and situations is imperative.
God has given us times to cry and times to laugh, and it is how you go through your life after hard times that defines you.
It is God’s sense of humor that has given the Jewish people a homeland right in the middle of their enemy’s camp. If that is not a sense of humor, what is?