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St. Louis Jewish Book Festival: Stephanie Butnick & Liel Leibovitz
December 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stephanie Butnick and Liel Leibovitz
The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything in Between
Thursday, December 19, 7pm
Jewish Federation of St. Louis (12 Millstone Campus Drive)
Tickets: $20 or included with a Premier Pass
From the hosts of Tablet magazine’s wildly popular Unorthodox podcast, The Newish 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.