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Matzo balls for breakfast : and other memories of growing up Jewish

Author: Alan King
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of anecdotes from celebrities about their Jewish childhoods includes contributions by Billy Joel, Billy Crystal, Michael Bloomberg, Woody Allen, and Steven Spielberg.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan King
ISBN: 0743260732 9780743260732 9780743260749 0743260740
OCLC Number: 56420404
Description: xii, 251 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: From Manhattan to Allentown to Washington DC / Susan Stamberg --
Brighton Beach, the music, and Mom / Neil Sedaka --
A blessing for Yakov Robinson / Alan Dershowitz --
A lost soul / Bernie Siegel --
My Alteh Zaideh / Monty Hall --
Seltzer / Anthony Weiner --
My favorite deli / Jay Winik --
Encouragement when you need it most / Bill Macy --
My son ... not a doctor / Joel S. Kaplan --
My "Hasidic" father / Ruchama King Feuerman --
Aunts, uncles, and grandmothers / Carol Bruce --
Yiddishkeit / Iris Rainer Dart --
Brighton Beach / Gloria Dubov Miklowitz --
Bubbe's basement / Faye Moskowitz --
At Reuben's after the Shabbat service / Alan Oppenheimer --
Rocky Dale / Steve Bronstein --
Growing up Jewish in Chicago / Jan Schakowsky --
Diaspora in Miami Beach / Thane Rosenbaum --
First contact / Ed Asner --
Baseball was our religion / Murray Olderman --
Persecution / Neil Simon --
Dog / Gerald Stern --
What are you? / Carole L. Glickfeld --
Southern Jew / Lisa Solod --
Sheriff of the ship / Shecky Greene --
What's a good day? / Gene Saks --
A Jew in Texas / Fred Zeidman --
Riches from the Mameloshen / Larry Katzman --
On not having a Christmas tree / Susan Davis --
Not quite "normal" / Len Berman --
The Hebress of the class / Ruth Knafo Setton --
Growing up Jewish in Atlanta / Stuart Eizenstat --
Fighting on / Barney Rosenzweig --
In the Jewish chapel / Sheilah Kaufman --
Changing names / Martin Jay --
Opening a new door / Benjamin Cardin --
Chosen / Richard Marcus --
The permits / Steve Israel --
West Hartford / Jacob Neusner --
Becoming an OD / Jerome Slater --
Growing up with the Holocaust / Joel Siegel --
It helps to have Captain America on your side / Stan Lee --
Lighting candles / Melissa Manchester --
Bris / Dmitriy Salita --
Jewish Christmas / Barbara Rushkoff --
Matzo balls and me / Lesléa Newman --
Invitation to a wedding / Don Rickles --
The nuns' seder / Sally J. Priesand --
Christmas in Southern California / Leslie Epstein --
High holidays in the Granite State / Daniel Mariaschin --
Menorah / Ruth Laredo --
A stormy Bar Mitzvah / Larry Brown --
Never too late to become a Bar Mitzvah / Warner Wolf --
A Yom Kippur remembrance / Melvin Jules Bukiet --
The night my father invented champagne / Melville Shavelson --
In comedy there's hope / Jerry Stiller --
Four things / Jamie Lee Curtis --
An ethical choice / Daniel Schorr --
Heal the world and pursue justice / Peter Yarrow --
Humor, education, tradition, and Matzo ball soup / Larry King --
Hugs and kisses / Gene Wilder --
And/or / Edward Newman --
What keeps us going / Sid Caesar --
A worried Jew / Judd Hirsch --
My Mezuzah / David Copperfield --
Closer to God through music / Nathaniel Rosen --
Commandments / Barry Louis Polisar --
A Jew by politics and art / Nicholas Meyer --
A Jew by chance / David Margolis --
Lessons from the Yiddish Shule / Arthur Hiller --
Tikkun Olam / Judy Chicago --
Food and laughter / Bernie Brillstein --
Listen / Alan Shapiro --
The tree in the log / Dina Rosenfeld --
A passion for being Jewish / Susannah Heschel --
"What are we?" / Anne Bernays --
Every gesture, every decision I make / Uri Geller --
Alan King, comedy, tennis, and food / Rick Moranis --
Life according to Alan King / Barbara Walters --
Alan King eulogy / Billy Crystal.
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