Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer Reading Giveaway

Win Cool Jew, a schlep tote and $100 worth of loot in this Summer Reading Giveaway!

PopJudaica.com is celebrating summer with a Summer Reading Giveaway and a prize package valued at over $100.00, all tucked into a “Schlep” tote bag! To enter to win, tell us your favorite Jewish author or Jewish themed book. Leave your answer in the comments section at http://popjudaica.blogspot.com by midnight Pacific time by this Thursday, June 25th. Be sure to also leave your email or twitter handle so Pop Judaica can contact you if you are the winner! Note: This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.

Cool Jew by Lisa Alcalay Klug — a must read for every member of the Tribe! The book covers everything Hebraic from womb to tomb, finally putting an end to Christmas tree envy. Short essays, lists, instructional guides, photographs, and original illustrations celebrate Jewish cultural pride with love, enthusiasm, and irreverence.

Bar Mitzvah Disco
-- Remember the year when you turned Lucky 13? The authors of Bar Mitzvah Disco take you on a journey to a parallel universe, where tall girls slow-danced with short boys at arm’s length, suburban break-dance pioneers vied with Lionel Richie fanatics for dance-floor space, and Aunt Edna came ready to mount an assault on the dessert buffet.

Modern Jewish Mom’s Guide
to Shabbat by Meredith Jacobs.
Written in conversational style from one modern Jewish mom to another, the MJM’s Guide is funny and warm, brightly colored and easy to read book, filled with delicious, easy recipes and family art projects, suggested family discussion topics. No matter your level of religious observance, this book appeals to all.

Yom Kippur A Go-Go by Matthue Roth. Yom Kippur A Go-Go is a mind-blowing meeting of pop culture, Orthodox faith, and hipster poetics. With humor and insight, Roth describes the tension between contemporary life and the demands of his Orthodox faith.

My Jesus Year
by Benyamin Cohen. Raised as an Orthodox Jew and the son of a rabbi, Benyamin Cohen grew up fascinated by the church across the street from his childhood home. Struck by a crisis of faith, and not long after marrying the converted daughter of a Baptist minister, he decided to see if Jesus could lead him back to Judaism by embarking on an Oz-like journey on which he visited a myriad of denominational churches. In the end, Cohen found that his yarmulke had similar powers as Dorothy’s red shoes.

Enter to win here!

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