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The Big Jewish Book for Jews: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Really Jewish Jew Hardcover – July 27, 2010
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About the Author
Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman are publishing veterans and have written many successful humor books, including Yiddish with Dick and Jane. Davilman is a writer-producer for reality television. She lives in Los Angeles.
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Now, if you did not fully understand the delicately nuanced subtext of what I just said--that I'm pleased that Amazon invites its customers to share their opinions on its retail products and I'm quite happy to offer mine--then "The Big Jewish Book for Jews" is your introduction and your guide to the hermeneutics of Jewish-American thought, culture, and behavior. What, you were expecting maybe hermaneutics?
"TBJBFJ" is hilarious, but amid all that plotzing with laughter you'll recognize the larger and, dare I say, deeper meaning and context of what it is that constitutes Jewishness--not Judaism, but Jewishness, which is something else altogether. Authors Davilman & Weiner really nail it on every count, from how to over-cook (not as in "well-done," but "preparing far too much food") to how to act with humility (you should be so lucky to learn).
This should be on everyone's Chanumas gift list. And if Chelsea Clinton didn't receive a copy at her bridal shower before she married that nice Jewish boy, somebody should give her one. Nu, what are you waiting for??
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Easy reading, can be read at different times.book does not have to be read in one sitting.
Can be used as a resource.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wanted to learn more about Judaism but this book seemed to put their customs and beliefs down.Published 4 months ago by SANDRA SMITH
I originally got this book as a present for a Jewish friend. Before intending to gift it, I read it and found quite a few parts sickeningly offensive, sexist and stereotypical to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by steffi
I enjoy this book and gave it as a present to a friend for her Birthday.Published 12 months ago by Julia
"Words from the heart enter the heart."
This book is full of heart and hilarity
to the end from the start.