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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellis Weiner, Barbara Davilman Narrator: Ellis Weiner, Barbara Davilman, Yuri Rasovsky, Lorna Raver Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781455198900
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If both Ike Turner and Isaac Bashevis Singer are Jewish, what does “being Jewish” even mean? The assimilated Jews of today are lost, and they need to relearn the old ways so their identity comes to mean something other than laughing knowingly at Curb Your Enthusiasm and being ambivalent about AIPAC. What they need is The Big Jewish Book for Jews, a hilarious compendium of instruction, handicrafts, and lore that will help them rediscover the traditional wisdom, skills, and recipes, going all the way back to Moses and the original Exodus from Egypt, when God was the only GPS you needed.

The Big Jewish Book for Jews brings together Jewish wit, inspiring tales, classic skills, and even pickle recipes, for the instruction and edification of the modern Jew. Readers will learn how to sacrifice a lamb unto the Lord, the rules of Canasta, how to build a pyramid (the Bernie Madoff kind and the Egyptian ones), and how not to accept the first table you are shown to in a restaurant. Through this funny and informative reference, readers will build a connection to their ancestors and finally understand what it takes to be the Jew-est Jew of all.

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  • “With a heavy dose of sarcasm and practical charts and guides on a range of topics…this treatise manages to be both hilarious and sincere.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A confused blend of humor, history, and self-help—with emphasis on the humor…In its print form, this might be a fun book to flip through for a giggle. But thanks to the animated readings of the authors, it’s a thoroughly engaging and entertaining book. The additional voices of Lorna Raver and Yuri Rasovsky provide dialogue, examples, and aural illustrations, resulting in an irreverently instructive look at Jews, Judaism, and Jewish culture.”

    AudioFile

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author

Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman are authors of the bestselling Yiddish with Dick and Jane as well as Yiddish with George and Laura, How to Raise a Jewish Dog, and other humor books. Weiner also blogs for the Huffington Post, and Davilman is a writer-producer for reality television.

About the Narrators

Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman are authors of the bestselling Yiddish with Dick and Jane as well as Yiddish with George and Laura, How to Raise a Jewish Dog, and other humor books. Weiner also blogs for the Huffington Post, and Davilman is a writer-producer for reality television.

Yuri Rasovsky (1944–2012) won wide critical acclaim during his forty-year career as an audio dramatist, writer, producer, and director. His numerous honors included two Peabody Awards, nine Audie Awards, and a Grammy. In 2011, his production for Blackstone, The Mark of Zorro, was nominated for a Grammy. His final production for Blackstone before his death was Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You! He has left behind an incredible legacy.

Lorna Raver, named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year, has received numerous Audie Award nominations and fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. An experienced stage actress, she has also guest-starred on many top television series and starred in director Sam Raimi’s film Drag Me to Hell. Her numerous audiobook credits include The Age of Innocence, Up from Orchard Street, The Lodger, Selected Readings from the Portable Dorothy Parker, and Diamond Ruby.