The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia

The community is invited to Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel on Sunday, December 15 at 10 AM for a book talk and brunch to celebrate the publication of The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything in Between, written by the hosts of Tablet Magazine’s Unorthodox Podcast—Stephanie Butnick, Liel Liebovitz, and BEKI’s own Mark Oppenheimer.

The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia is an edifying, entertaining, and thoroughly modern introduction to Judaism. The book is an alphabetical encyclopedia of short entries — some profound, some profane, and some both — heavy on the graphics and, like contemporary Judaism itself, featuring a panoply of divergent voices, all amusing and well-informed and none in perfect agreement.

By weaving together the essential and the esoteric, the snarky, and the earnest, the Jewish and the Jew-ish, this book honors its title, offering a truly unorthodox approach to Judaism, and allowing each reader to find his or her point of connection with the culture, the tradition, and the religion. 

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