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Adirondack Mendel's Aufruf: Welcome to Chelm's Pond

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Bloomie, they say, couldn’t find the hole in the middle of a bagel; her challah is missing a braid; she can’t remember which is her side of the eruv. Eager for her to get married, her parents conspire to advertise in the personals, and Adirondack Mendel arrives in Chelm’s Pond looking for love. But Bloomie, angry at her parents for advertising, will have nothing to do with ...more
Paperback, 119 pages
Published December 3rd 2012 by This Too Shall Pass Press
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Jennifer Boyce
Jun 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
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This book was an enjoyable and quick read. The story itself is lighthearted while at the same time presenting deep, thought-provoking ideas to ponder while reading. The format of this book is interesting- each chapter is a short story that goes into making one larger story. I was a little apprehensive going into this book, seeing as I'm not religious, but knowledge of Jewish customs (or any religion, for that matter) is not required to read this book- the author does a great job of explaining th ...more
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May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Adirondack Mendel's Aufruf: Welcome to Chelm's Pond by Sandor Schuman is a fictional book, taking place in upstate New York which reprises some of the old Jewish tales of the fools of Chelm.

When I was contacted and offered Adirondack Mendel's Aufruf: Welcome to Chelm's Pond by Sandor Schuman I immediately jumped on the chance. I remember the tales of these fabulous fools from my childhood. I remember my grandfather telling me these folklore stories (which I’m sure he grew up on) and I remember h
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Sandor Schuman
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

I am the author of this book and I wanted to share a few comments about its origins.

As a storyteller, I wanted to tie together various Jewish jokes and stories into a larger setting and decided to set them in Chelm, the traditional Jewish Eastern-European setting for stories of fools and their mistaken reasoning. I wanted to move the fools of Chelm to America, and in particular to my home state of New York, so I searched for a "Chelm" in New York using Google Maps and Mapquest. No luck. I tried

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