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Successful humorists Weiner and Davilman (Yiddish with Dick and Jane) deliver a new volume in which they outline the basics of being "really Jewish." They explain that within American society, Jewish traditions are either vanishing or evolving into popular culture. From clothing, to names, to sayings, the public at large is adopting elements of Jewish identity historically limited only to Jews which, in the view of the authors, is having an impact on the meaning of sacred traditions and practices. As an alternative to the growing trend, the authors school today's Jewish youth in embracing their heritage with detailed lessons in cooking far too much food for gatherings, delivering back-handed compliments, and many other "Jewish" traditions. With a heavy dose of sarcasm and practical charts and guides on a range of topics (how to use the Bible to tell if your wife is unfaithful; how to be passive-aggressive; how to not accept the first table you're shown at a restaurant), this treatise manages to be both hilarious and sincere.
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Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman are publishing veterans and have written many successful humor books, including Yiddish with Dick and Jane. Weiner blogs for The Huffington Post and Davilman is a writer-producer for reality television. They live in Los Angeles.See all Editorial Reviews
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 20 days ago by steffi
I enjoy this book and gave it as a present to a friend for her Birthday.Published 6 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.
I bought this book for my friend who was curious about the jewish faith. seeing that I am not a Jew I thought it may help himPublished 20 months ago by steller feller