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Author: Stephanie Butnick & Liel Leibovitz: The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia

Date: October 15, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Named one of Library Journal’s Best Religion & Spirituality Books of 2019

An Unorthodox Guide to Everything Jewish

Hosts of the Unorthodox Podcast

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.

Stephanie But­nick is the deputy edi­tor of Tablet and has writ­ten for The New York Times and The Wall Street Jour­nal. She has a bach­e­lor’s degree in reli­gion from Duke and a mas­ter’s in reli­gious stud­ies from NYU. She lives in New York with her hus­band and their cat, Cat Stevens.

Liel Lei­bovitz is a senior writer for Tablet and the author of sev­er­al books, includ­ing, most recent­ly, A Bro­ken Hal­lelu­jah, a spir­i­tu­al biog­ra­phy of Leonard Cohen. He has a Ph.D. in video games from Colum­bia, a fact that makes his sev­en-year-old self very hap­py. He lives in New York with his wife and their two children.
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