Books tagged: jewish mother

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Life is Like a Glass of Tea: Studies of Classic Jewish Jokes (Second Edition)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 98,760. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Jewish, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
The first book on Jewish humor in which individual jokes are singled out for comprehensive study, this classic book devotes a chapter to each of 8 major jokes, tracing its history & variants—and looking closely at the ways in which the comic behavior enacted in the punchline can be interpreted. One of the unique properties of classic Jewish jokes is openness to radically different interpretations.
A Mother's Steps: A Meditation on Silence
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,480. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
A Mother's Steps: A Meditation on Silence is a novelist's attempt to understand through photographs, interviews memory and dream, a mother reluctant to tell him any details about her family or herself. During Ruth (Lessler) Mirsky's final illness at fifty-six, her reserve in showing strong affection fell away and led to his immersion in Jewish prayer and a new understanding of reality and fiction.