The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia : From Abraham to Zabar's and Everything in Between
by Stephanie Butnick and Liel Leibovitz and Mark Oppenheimer


Overview - " A] delightfully irreverent romp through Jewish history and culture."
--Library Journal, starred review

An Unorthodox Guide to Everything Jewish

Deeply knowing, highly entertaining, and just a little bit irreverent, this unputdownable encyclopedia of all things Jewish and Jew-ish covers culture, religion, history, habits, language, and more. Readers will refresh their knowledge of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, the artistry of Barbra Streisand, the significance of the Oslo Accords, the meaning of words like balaboosta, balagan, bashert, and bageling. Understand all the major and minor holidays. Learn how the Jews invented Hollywood. Remind themselves why they need to read Hannah Arendt, watch Seinfeld, listen to Leonard Cohen. Even discover the secret of happiness (see "Latkes"). Includes hundreds of photos, charts, infographics, and illustrations. It's a lot.

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Overview
" A] delightfully irreverent romp through Jewish history and culture."
--Library Journal, starred review

An Unorthodox Guide to Everything Jewish

Deeply knowing, highly entertaining, and just a little bit irreverent, this unputdownable encyclopedia of all things Jewish and Jew-ish covers culture, religion, history, habits, language, and more. Readers will refresh their knowledge of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, the artistry of Barbra Streisand, the significance of the Oslo Accords, the meaning of words like balaboosta, balagan, bashert, and bageling. Understand all the major and minor holidays. Learn how the Jews invented Hollywood. Remind themselves why they need to read Hannah Arendt, watch Seinfeld, listen to Leonard Cohen. Even discover the secret of happiness (see "Latkes"). Includes hundreds of photos, charts, infographics, and illustrations. It's a lot.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781579658939
  • ISBN-10: 1579658938
  • Publisher: Artisan Publishers
  • Publish Date: October 2019
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.9 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds


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