The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar's and Everything in Between

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An Unorthodox Guide to Everything Jewish.

Deeply knowing, highly entertaining, and just a little bit irreverent, the The Newish Jewish 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,balaganbashert, 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.


320 pages.

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Ana P.
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Modern Tribe has unique, and authentic gifts; all of high quality and in good taste. The Newly Jewish Encyclopedia is delightful, informative and fun to read.

Nancy S.
It was the title that hooked me!

I bought this for my mom for mother's day and she loves it!!! I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Jewishness.


I bought this as a gift for my granddaughter. I did look through it and loved it. I know she will too.

Debbie S.
Fun, funny and educational!

Great read! Fun, funny and educational-the perfect combination!