Why do random Jewish holidays keep springing up unexpectedly? Why are yarmulkes round? Why did the Jews flee Egypt by running straight into a large body of water?
If you’ve ever tussled with these and other baffling questions about Judaism (we’re not even going to mention kugel), help is at hand.
Three of the funniest people* God ever created—Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dave Barry and his co-authors Adam Mansbach (#1 New York Times bestselling author of Go The F**k to Sleep) and original SNL author Alan Zweibel—are here to talk you through the salient points of their new magnum opus, A Field Guide to the Jewish People: Who They Are, Where They Come From, What to Feed Them, What They Have Against Foreskins, How Come They Carry Each Other Around on Chairs, Why They Fled Egypt by Running Straight to a Large Body of Water,and Much, More. Maybe Too Much More.
Join them for a night as sweet as apricot rugelach as they dissect every holiday, rite of passage and tradition while tackling the really tough questions that have plagued long-suffering Jewish people for centuries. Enjoy some eye-opening quizzes (“Are You an Anti-Semite?”) and fact-based lists (“Ten People We’re Thrilled Aren’t Jewish”)—and don’t forget to limber up first with some stretching exercises or a nice dry martini.
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