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The demands of modern society often create distance between Jews and their cultural heritage. Author Barbara Sheklin Davis, a New York City native and longtime Jewish educator, offers ways to embrace and uphold Jewish influences in everyday life. Suggestions range from simple activities like indulging in a Woody Allen movie marathon and noshing on pastrami on rye to more involved activities including hosting a Shabbat dinner or exploring tikkun olam to bring about social justice and repair the world.
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Arizona Humoresque, a collection of always humorous and often hilarious writing edited by noted Western folklorist C. L. Sonnichsen, adds a new chapter to the social history of the state. Covering the past century, excerpts range from Alfred Henry Lewis’s Wolfville series, which poked fun at the unhurried citizens of frontier Tombstone, to Barbara Kingsolver’s side-splitting account of trying to get a job and a place to stay in modern-day Tucson. Paperback.
Migrating northward from South and Central America more than a hundred years ago, this strange-looking animal can be readily identified by its tough, scale-like coat of armor, elongated snout, and its propensity for doing battle with eighteen-wheel vehicles on America's highways. Despite its lemming-like compulsion for self-destruction, the armadillo survives in large numbers and, as this volume duly records, continues to impose its presence on modern society. Paperback.
The syndicated editorial cartoonist of the Gazette Telegraph (Colorado Springs) expresses outrage at the assaults on our freedom, at the loss of liberties, and at the destruction of the very fabric of our society.
True reminiscences and humor blend harmoniously in this fun book about an Arkansas boy and his experiences. Press Woodruff describes himself as a man “whose life has been one of calamities, hard luck, accidents, and fun.” What perfect ingredients to create this backwoods humorist!
In her signature self-deprecating and hilarious style, humor essayist Rose Madeline Mula gripes about growing old. Her inability to stick with New Year’s resolutions, the mystery of her clothes shrinking to a smaller size with each passing season, and her susceptibility to infomercials are just a few of the problems pestering Mula. In this collection of comical compositions, readers can skip around from one laugh-out-loud essay to the next while enjoying the author’s endless wit and charm.
For the past decade—ten eventful, epochal years—the Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year series has become the definitive compendium of leading cartoonists’ views of major national and international issues. Started in 1972, the series has been widely acclaimed as a concise yet far-ranging pictorial history of each year’s events. As Publisher's Weekly said, “it’s a great way to get the gut feeling of a year’s history.”
The third volume of this acclaimed series offers a sobering look back at the history-making events of 1974. Often humorous, sometimes poignant, and always interesting, these cartoons are guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and tug at your heartstrings as you turn the pages.
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