Catch the Jew! by Tuvia TenenbomCatch the Jew! by Tuvia Tenenbom

Catch the Jew!

byTuvia Tenenbom

Paperback | February 1, 2014

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"Bluntly satirical irresistibly fascinating seductive and engaging." New York Times Hugely entertaining, terribly funny, sarcastic, engaging, powerful, accusatory, judgmental, good! National Review

A literary sensation. Haaretz

Catch the Jew! recounts the adventures of gonzo journalist Tuvia Tenenbom, who wanders around Israel and the Palestinian Authority for seven months in search of the untold truths in today's Holy Land. With holy chutzpah, Tenenbom boldly goes where no Jew has gone before, at times risking his life as he assumes the identities of Tobi the German and even Abu Ali in order to probe into the many stories in this strange land and poke holes in all of them.From the self-hating leftists in Tel Aviv to the self-promoting PLO execs in Ramallah, from the black-clad Haredim of Bet Shemesh to the glowing foreign human rights activists in Beit Hanina, from Jewish settlers and the Christians who come from abroad to toil with them to ardent Jerusalem monks and Bedouins in surprisingly glorious shacks, Tenenbom takes on the people of the land, getting to know them and disarming them as he breaks bread and mingles with anyone and everyone.

Does Palestinian wife number one hate the Jews more than she hates wife number two? Who finances cash-rich NGOs pursuing a Judenrein Israel? Who sets Palestinian olive groves on fire and why? What is the emotional gravity that pulls idealistic human rights activists from other countries to Israel and only to Israel? Who are the flaming feminists who sacrifice their lives for the rights of polygamists? Whose land is this, anyway?

By turns poignant, enraging, and laugh-out-loud funny, this unique travelogue lays bare the intensity of this turbulent land in an unprecedented, eye-opening education, person by person, city by city, and meal by meal. You will never look at Israel the same way again."

Title:Catch the Jew!Format:PaperbackDimensions:484 pages, 9.3 × 6.4 × 1.5 inPublished:February 1, 2014Publisher:Gefen Publishing HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9652297984

ISBN - 13:9789652297983

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It's been a long time since a book affected me so deeply . . . There are those who compare Tuvia with Woody Allen but I think that these two are like oil and water. Whereas Woody is scared of his own shadow, Tuvia doesn't stop walking, deeper and deeper, in places most of us don't have the courage to enter.--Walla"Walla" (08/01/2014)