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Ahoy Vey! We aaaarrrrrrgh launching a new contest this week. What Jewish books aaaarrrrrrgh you reading? Can you guess the prize? Click the title for contest details, mateys!

New Contest for Readers

Ahoy Vey!  To keep the momentum going – we aaaarrrrrrrrgh launching a new contest this week.  Coming on the heels of the Festival of Books and Culture, which wraps up on Sunday, what Jewish books aaaarrrrrrgh you reading? Please tell us about a great Jewish book that you just read, or that you just bought at the book fair and can’t wait to read, or that’s one of your treasured favorites, or might be some booty you wish someone would get you for Chanukah.

So the key words are: Jewish – Book – You, any interpretation of that is good.

A winner will be selected from mateys who scrawl a message (here having the meaning of “Comment”) on this post by 11:59 Tuesday night (use the comment box below, no registration required). The prize is a copy of Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean:  How a Generation of Swashbuckling Jews Carved Out an Empire in the New World in Their Quest for Treasure, Religious Freedom – and Revenge, by Edward Kritzler. Thank you to the Boulder JCC Library for contributing the prize!

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  1. One of my all-time favorite Jewish books is Jewtopia, by Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson. It's absolutely hysterical – Jewish people are the best at making fun of themselves, and this book does just that. If you're not Jewish, you wouldn't get half the jokes. It's hilarious!

  2. Recently read The Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs. If you enjoy his writing, you'll love this book. It didn't make me want to live literally by the bible but it did make me think about the way I live and about some of the biblical rules that I might want to pay a little more attention to. Great, quick read. Highly recommended.

  3. I am currently reading a book entitled "Burnt Bread and Chutney" by Carmit Delman. The book is the memoir of a woman with a father who is of Ashkenasic decent and a mother who is of the Bene Israel people of India. I find the topic particularly interesting as I am the product of a "mixed marriage" myself, Romaniote and Ashkenasic. The work is both the story of one persons childhood and the portrayal of the diversity of Jewish experience. The authors writing style is up beat, feminine and personal. I am definitely enjoying reading this book.