The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar's and Everything in Between
ISBN: 1579658938
EAN13: 9781579658939
Language: English
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 10.00" L x 8.00" W
Weight: 3.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Book Overview
Named one of Library Journal 's Best Religion & Spirituality Books of 2019 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.