Mewsings: My Life as a Jewish Cat

In the fun/educational "Mewsings," cat Ketzel pontificates, in rhyme, on what it takes to be a good Jew, especially during the High Holidays. Whether chasing after tops during Hanukkah, or salivating over gefilte fish before Passover, or observing Jewish life & customs in Iceland, New Zealand and Hawaii, the beloved calico accords her own Yiddishe Mama a five-meeow rating for being a true mensch. More

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About Greta Beigel

American journalist Greta Beigel is the author of "Kvetch: One Bitch of a Life," a memoir about growing up an Orthodox Jew and gifted pianist in South Africa at the height of apartheid. She has published the satirical "Mewsings: My Life as a Jewish Cat" (also an audio CD, with Michael Hoppe, piano), and "A Jew from Riga," a short story about her Dad's mysterious past. Beigel worked for many years as both staff writer and arts editor at the Los Angeles Times. She has contributed to the New York Times, Oregon Jewish Life, Cat Fancy magazine, among other publications. Her recording, "Scholarship recital, piano," featuring works by Bach and Glazunov and recorded in South Africa, is an Amazon MP3.


Mewsings audio CD
On the opening track, narrated here by author Greta Beigel, cat Ketzel celebrates "Sabbath in Hawaii," while pianist Michael Hoppe plays in the background. The album celebrates the joys of Judaism--from a feline perspective-in particular the rituals of the High Holidays and also Hanukkah.

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