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The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything in Between

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“[A] delightfully irreverent romp through Jewish history and culture.”
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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 MatriJew-ishto 
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Artisan
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Janet
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When a super-speed reader doesn't have a car for a month due to a predatory car insurance industry, you can get a LOT of reading done!!

I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.

Deeply knowing, highly entertaining, and just a little bit irreverent, this unputdownable encyclopedia of all thing
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Jill Meyer
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar's and Everything InBetween" is not exactly the truth of the book's contents. It is more an idiosyncratic list of people, places, things, and food, most of which add definition to the word "Jewish".

The book was compiled by a group of three; Stephanie Butnick, Liel Leibowitz, and Mark Oppenheimer. I don't know how they divided up the work; no section or definition is assigned an author. I'd say the words chosen to be defined are fr
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Jesica DeHart
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A thoroughly hilarious and factual historical and contemporary walk through Judaism from A to Z. Mesmerizing details and laugh out loud antics required me to read this in one sitting as I could not put it down. The team behind 100 Most Jewish Foods has returned raising the bar yet again on how we learn about and celebrate this dynamic culture, religion and tribe. A must have for every gentile and Jew.
Rebecca Cynamon-murphy
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As a Jew who was raised as a Presbyterian, reading this book is like getting a hug from a giant curmudgeonly uncle, who is interrupted by your wonk-ish cousin asking you something slightly prying in a charming way. Then, your sweet grown niece breaks in and says something totally brilliant. You know, like being home.
ALONZO WIND
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun book

Fun book in which I learned quite a lot as any Jew or Gentile would. One can quibble with some of the more flip and arch entries but still worth it. And I enjoy their Unorthodox podcast.
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