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, 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.

About Mark Oppenheimer:

Mark Oppenheimer is Tablet’s editor at large. He wrote the “Beliefs” column for The New York Times from 2010-2016 and his writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, The Atlantic, The Nation, and The Believer. He hosts the weekly podcast Unorthodox, iTunes’s #1 Jewish-themed podcast.

To learn more about Mark, check out this New York Times interview with him.


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