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Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe

3.26  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
It's never been hipper to be Jewish." --VH1

Cool Jew does for gefilte fish and matzah balls what the Preppy Handbook did for plaid and polo-only with much more chutzpah.

Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe by Lisa Alcalay Klug delivers the kosher response to The Preppy Handbook. --Publishers Weekly

Cool Jew covers everything Hebraic from womb to tomb, f
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Joseph Copeli
Aug 05, 2010 Joseph Copeli rated it did not like it
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Although meant to be a hip and humorous guide to modern Judaism, Lisa Alcalay Klug's Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe requires forty years of patience to schlep through. The book is packed with what is meant to be cute little "yiddish-isms" that get tiresome very early on: shnooked, shtickl, sh'mantra... How many words starting with "sh" can you possibly fit into one book? T
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Don Schiewer
Sep 01, 2008 Don Schiewer rated it it was ok
Shelves: judaism
Cool Jew was only a 'Cool Few' - Minutes of fun that is. I found myself wanting to enjoy this book more than I actually did. I understand this style of book is not intended for cover to cover type reading...but I found myself just flipping from page to page trying to find something that would jump out and grab my attention. Many things did indeed grab my attention - unfortunately nothing really kept it.[return][return]I enjoy an irreligious book...but the irreverance was more than I could ...more
Jim
Apr 07, 2014 Jim rated it liked it
Shelves: reference, jewish, humor
this book is too over the top for me, some subtlety would have been nice. however there is a full star in my rating for the web resource list in the back. the list of jewish oriented websites is worth the price for any library.
Tipsy Pixy
Feb 06, 2010 Tipsy Pixy rated it did not like it
Didn't really like this book. I had hoped it would be funny, but it tries too hard to be funny and is poorly written.
Steven Bergson
Dec 02, 2008 Steven Bergson marked it as to-read
Shelves: wishlist
I bought this book for one of my nieces.

Flipping thorugh, I like that she has references to "comic book Jews", including Rabbi Simcha Weinstein and the comic strip Shabot 6000.
Lah Lah
Jul 27, 2008 Lah Lah rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Really funny, really informative, really a great survey of all the fun Jewish stuff, people, foods, music, t-shirts, events and much more... Nothing like it anywhere!
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Funny. I am learning to be a member of the tribe...
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