Oy! Only Six? Why Not More? Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life

SMITH Magazine  2012


Read, write six word Jewish thoughts. That’s the project in a nutshell. Perusing this slim volume is fun. Abbreviated ideas are tough to create. People of book usually write longer. Entries from celebrities and unknowns co-mingle. Some are serious and others sad. Some are droll, others are trite. Mom jokes, food puns, gallows humor. Jewish Book Council’s Carolyn Hessel included. “One Jewish book changed the world”.

A J Jacobs, Jonathan Safran Foer. Larry David, Henry Winkler, Gary Shteyngart. Jenji Kohan, Tovah Feldshuh, Maira Kalman. Rabbis and rebels share their ideas. Read this book, it won’t disappoint!

That’s enough, gave away too much.

View the 2012 Jewish Book Month poster, which features a six-word memoir.

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