The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia

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From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything in Between

By Stephanie Butnick, Liel Leibovitz, and Mark Oppenheimer

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.

Hardcover, 320 pages

Dimensions: 8 x 10 x 1.25 inches

“An illustrated, smart and comic guide, well-attuned to this moment.” — Jewish Week