Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. Why does Rabbi (Rabbi Judah the Prince) not want to laugh?
2. When can laughter be dangerous and destructive?
2. What might you guess could be Bar Kappara's motive for making Rabbi laugh?
3. It's a mitzvah to make the bride and groom laugh. Can you suggest why that might be so?
4. What might be the different possible meanings of "toeh atta ba" you wander because of this?"
5. Can you imagine why the author adds a postscript about Ben Elasha? And why did he leave the wedding and what does the Julian haircut signify?