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Typically Jewish

Author: Nancy Kalikow Maxwell
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press ; Philadelphia : The Jewish Publication Society, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In eight "trait" chapters --Worrying, Kvelling, Dying, Noshing, Laughing, Detecting, Dwelling, and Joining -- "more deli than deity" writer Nancy Kalikow Maxwell offers ancient and contemporary insight into what it means to be "typically Jewish" today in America. The following "Typically Jewish, Atypically Fun" Discussion Guide gets participants schmoozing on how they live, love, work, eat, and even plan to die as  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Kalikow Maxwell
ISBN: 9780827613027 0827613024
OCLC Number: 1050142106
Description: xxiii, 315 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Why is this book different from all other books? --
1. Worrying --
2. Kvelling --
3. Dying --
4. Noshing --
5. Laughing --
6. Detecting --
7. Dwelling --
8. Joining --
Conclusion: What it means to be typically Jewish --
Typically Jewish, atypically fun discussion guide --
Notes.
Responsibility: Nancy Kalikow Maxwell.

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Is laughter essential to Jewish identity? Do Jews possess special radar for recognising members of the tribe? Since Jews live longer and make love more often, why don't more people join the tribe?  Read more...

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"Ever wish you could chat with a warm, funny, smart, and candid person about being a Jew or becoming a Jew? Meet Nancy Kalikow Maxwell, whose delightfully breezy and erudite Typically Jewish takes a Read more...

 
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