Warm. Funny. Sometimes hysterical. Fascinating. Moving. Caring.
For anyone who wants to know or feel a little Jewish , this is the perfect book.
Fat, full, familiar, funny.
I bought one for each family group in my "clan."
Ellen D .... Chicago
I am Jewish. I didn't have much Jewish education beyond my Bar Mitzvah. A girlfriend who is not Jewish gave me this book. At first to be honest, I wasn't interested. But then I got into it. It opened the world of Jewish culture in a very unusual way. First with humor, then facts. I'm a trivia nut so that grabbed me. But then the author, in a very clever way, introduced me to small bits of literature, history, quotes, language, and for the first time, I got a real sense of what my parents have been trying to tell me about who I am and what I came from.This book actually inspired me.