Stephanie Butnick & Liel Leibovitz: The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia
From Abraham to Zabar's and Everything in Between
This highly entertaining 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, balagan, bashert 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. 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. Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet and author of several books, including A Broken Hallelujah, a spiritual biography of Leonard Cohen.