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on 5 March 2013
A friend insisted that I read this. It didn’t sound like my sort of book but I gave it a go and, boy, am I glad I did. It’s hard to describe as there is such variety: stories galore, even jokes woven throughout a wonderful tour of the Jewish people as seen through words and text. . This book is not only for Jews but also for people like me who want to better understand them . I had never realised that text so strongly defines the identity of the Jews. Women feature strongly which interested me.
The authors – father and daughter – don’t always agree but their exchanges are lively and loving
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VINE VOICEon 20 October 2013
This is a short and pleasant read, with lots of striking insights into Jewish culture and belief. The two authors describe themselves as atheists in awe of the Bible and its cultural riches. I learnt some new insights into the Bible and it's peppered with humorous quotations like Aleichem's line: 'No matter how bad things get, you got to go on living, even if it kills you.'

I got the hardback copy which makes a good present.
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on 18 August 2014
Brilliant book. I can't get to the end because I keep returning to the page, or paragraph, or chapter before because it was so good. Thank you to both authors, the historian and the novelist; I am learning much.
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on 12 August 2014
as soon as I finish writing this sentence I am getting back to it......captivating.
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on 31 July 2014
Item arrived quickly and as described, excellent read.
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on 11 May 2013
I sent this to a friend as a birthday present and they enjoyed the book and was very informative to someone who wanted to know more about their back ground.
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on 17 March 2014
The book is almost scientific while it uses too many "high" words and language which makes it (in English at least) difficult
and heavy to read.
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