She believed that as a people the Jews had developed the ability to laugh at themselves and what others consider their foibles because those foibles, eccentricities, traits, call them what you will, are not in and of themselves harmful to others.
I once made a joke on this forum.... I said that "Israeli Settlers were illegal immigrants with submachine guns"
Most people did not find it very funny, Apparently even the renowned jewish sense of humor does have it's limits. Go figure.
I have a collection of Jewish jokes. Polack jokes too.