A Field Guide to the Jew­ish People

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January 1, 2013

Why do ran­dom Jew­ish hol­i­days keep spring­ing up unex­pect­ed­ly? Why are yarmulkes round? Who was the first Jew­ish come­di­an? These baf­fling ques­tions and many more are answered by the comedic pow­er­house trio of Dave Bar­ry, Adam Mans­bach, and Alan Zweibel. 

In A Field Guide to the Jew­ish Peo­ple, the authors dis­sect every hol­i­day, rite of pas­sage, and tra­di­tion, unrav­el a long and com­pli­cat­ed his­to­ry, and tack­le the tough ques­tions that have been plagu­ing the long-suf­fer­ing Jew­ish peo­ple every­where for cen­turies. So gath­er round your cho­sen ones, pop open a bot­tle of Man­is­che­witz, and get ready to laugh as you final­ly begin to under­stand the inner-work­ings of Judaism.

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