The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia
With Stephanie Butnick
Deputy Editor of Tablet Magazine and
Host of the Unorthodox Podcast
Thursday, December 5 | 7:30 PM
free for members
general admission | $10
From the hosts of
Tablet magazine's wildly popular
The New Jewish Encyclopedia is an edifying, entertaining, and thoroughly modern introduction to Judaism. The book is an alphabetical encyclopedia of short entries--some profane, some profound, and some both--heavy on the graphics and, like contemporary Judaism itself, featuring a panoply of divergent voices, all amusing and well-informed and none in perfect agreement.
By weaving together the essential and the esoteric, the snarky, and the earnest, the Jewish and the Jew-ish, this book honors its title, offering a truly unorthodox approach to Judaism,and allowing each reader to find his or her point of connection with the culture, the tradition, and the religion.
Book signing to follow.
Stephanie Butnick is the deputy editor of Tablet and has written for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. She has a bachelor's degree in religion from Duke and a master's in religious studies from NYU. She lives in New York with her husband.