Did Jew Know?: A Handy Primer on the Customs, Culture & Practice of the Chosen People (Google eBook)

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Chronicle Books, Oct 29, 2013 - Humor - 176 pages
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This handy primer on all things Jewish is filled with funny, surprising and informative facts about Jewish life, culture, and religious practice—all presented in an entertaining and witty voice and accompanied by bold illustrations that pack a graphic punch. Jews, lapsed Jews, and their spouses and friends will surely learn a thing or ten while devouring this addictively readable mix of practical information, fun facts and figures, and amusing trivia. Including information on key figures from Saul to Seinfeld, a lesson in proper Jew-fro care, and a basic guide to all those second-tier holidays no one ever celebrates, this engaging compendium is perfect for gifting or for simply learning more while being thoroughly entertained.
  

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Contents

A Short History of the Jews
8
Hasidic to Reform and Everything in Between
38
Jewish Rituals and Customs
56
A Survival Guide to the Jewish Holidays High or Otherwise
84
CHAPTER 5 GOY VEY Conversion Assimilation and the Art of Spiritual Mixology
112
How Jews Put the J Back in Job
128
Jews in the Entertainment Industry
146
Jewish Lit from the Bible to Superman
180
Schnooks Crooks and the Son of Sam
204
Jews and FoodA Love Story
224
Yiddish Words and Phrases Even an Irish Cop Would Know and Some He or She Might Not
244
INDEX
252
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About the author (2013)

Emily Stone is a writer and yoga teacher living in Brooklyn, New York.

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