The Big Jewish Book for Jews by Ellis Weiner audiobook

The Big Jewish Book for Jews: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Really Jewish Jew

By Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman
Read by Ellis Weiner , Barbara Davilman , Yuri Rasovsky , and Lorna Raver

Blackstone Publishing 9780452296442
6.83 Hours Unabridged
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If both Ike Turner and Isaac Bashevis Singer are Jewish, what does “being Jewish” even mean? The assimilated Jews of today are lost, and they need to relearn the old ways so their identity comes to mean something other than laughing knowingly at Curb Your Enthusiasm and being ambivalent about AIPAC. What they need is The Big Jewish Book for Jews, a hilarious compendium of instruction, handicrafts, and lore that will help them rediscover the traditional wisdom, skills, and recipes, going all the way back to Moses and the original Exodus from Egypt, when God was the only GPS you needed. The Big Jewish Book for Jews brings together Jewish wit, inspiring tales, classic skills, and even pickle recipes, for the instruction and edification of the modern Jew. Readers will learn how to sacrifice a lamb unto the Lord, the rules of Canasta, how to build a pyramid (the Bernie Madoff kind and the Egyptian ones), and how not to accept the first table you are shown to in a restaurant. Through this funny and informative reference, readers will build a connection to their ancestors and finally understand what it takes to be the Jew-est Jew of all.

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Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

If both Ike Turner and Isaac Bashevis Singer are Jewish, what does “being Jewish” even mean? The assimilated Jews of today are lost, and they need to relearn the old ways so their identity comes to mean something other than laughing knowingly at Curb Your Enthusiasm and being ambivalent about AIPAC. What they need is The Big Jewish Book for Jews, a hilarious compendium of instruction, handicrafts, and lore that will help them rediscover the traditional wisdom, skills, and recipes, going all the way back to Moses and the original Exodus from Egypt, when God was the only GPS you needed.

The Big Jewish Book for Jews brings together Jewish wit, inspiring tales, classic skills, and even pickle recipes, for the instruction and edification of the modern Jew. Readers will learn how to sacrifice a lamb unto the Lord, the rules of Canasta, how to build a pyramid (the Bernie Madoff kind and the Egyptian ones), and how not to accept the first table you are shown to in a restaurant. Through this funny and informative reference, readers will build a connection to their ancestors and finally understand what it takes to be the Jew-est Jew of all.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With a heavy dose of sarcasm and practical charts and guides on a range of topics…this treatise manages to be both hilarious and sincere.” Publishers Weekly
“A confused blend of humor, history, and self-help—with emphasis on the humor…In its print form, this might be a fun book to flip through for a giggle. But thanks to the animated readings of the authors, it’s a thoroughly engaging and entertaining book. The additional voices of Lorna Raver and Yuri Rasovsky provide dialogue, examples, and aural illustrations, resulting in an irreverently instructive look at Jews, Judaism, and Jewish culture.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Ellis Weiner

Author Bio: Ellis Weiner

Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman are authors of the bestselling Yiddish with Dick and Jane as well as Yiddish with George and Laura, How to Raise a Jewish Dog, and other humor books. Weiner also blogs for the Huffington Post, and Davilman is a writer-producer for reality television.

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Author Bio: Barbara Davilman

Author Bio: Barbara Davilman

Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman are authors of the bestselling Yiddish with Dick and Jane as well as Yiddish with George and Laura, How to Raise a Jewish Dog, and other humor books. Weiner also blogs for the Huffington Post, and Davilman is a writer-producer for reality television.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 6.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English