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The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia – Stephanie Butnick

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Debbie Golden

908-443-9003

DGolden@ssbjcc.org

DETAILS:

  • Date:
  • September 16, 2020

  • Time:
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday
  • Discounted Member: $5.00 | Fee: $5.00

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Sep 2, 2020 - Sep 16, 2020

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.

 

The Book Festival is supported by the Grotta Fund for Senior Care of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ, the Jewish Book Council, the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, and the Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties.