How to Be an Extremely Reform Jew by David M. Bader

How to Be an Extremely Reform Jew

byDavid M. Bader

Kobo ebook | November 14, 2014

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Extremely Reform Judaism is one of the world's fastest growing denominations and also its most misunderstood— ever since the ancient forefathers first lifted their eyes to God to ask, "Why can't we have a Christmas Tree?" 

How to Be an Extremely Reform Jew pokes irreverent yet good-natured fun its subject, with chapters on the mandatory and optional Extremely Reform Jewish holidays; maintaining the Extremely Reform Jewish home; diaspora travel tips; Extremely Reform rites of passage (circumcision, bar mitzvah, intermarriage); and how to deprogram your Extremely Reform child after he has joined a religious cult. Highlights include "The Ten Suggestions"; a "Feast and Fast Yo-Yo Diet Guide to Jewish Holidays"; and "Glengarry Glen Purim, a David Mamet Purim Play." 

The humorous illustrated guide contains numerous quotations from ancient Extremely Reform Jewish texts, such as, "He who gives a coin to the poor is rewarded with six blessings, but he who makes a pledge to charity receives a free tote bag," and, "Thou shalt not stand outside the synagogue on the High Holy Days scalping thy tickets to the services." 

First published by Avon Books in 1994, this new edition preserves the content of the original in fresh paperback and e-book formats. It's an ideal gift for Hanukkah or any occasion. 

How to Be an Extremely Reform Jew contains tables, boxes, lists, and illustrations. Because e-books allow for only limited formatting, heroic, carpal-tunnel-syndrome-inducing efforts have been made to get the book's content to show up properly on most e-book devices. Reading it on a tiny phone screen, however, may not be ideal.


About the Author

David M. Bader is a writer living in New York. A former lawyer, he graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was educated way beyond his intelligence. He is the author of several books for Jews with short attention spans, including Haikus for Jews: For You, A Little Wisdom, Zen Judaism: For You, A Little Enlightenment, and The Book of Murray: The Life, Teachings and Kvetching of the Lost Prophet.

Title:How to Be an Extremely Reform JewFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 14, 2014Publisher:Extremely LimitedLanguage:English

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