Why Jews Do That: Or 30 Questions Your Rabbi Never Answered

Avram Mlotek (Author) Faby Rodriguez (Illustrator)
& 1 more

Product Details

$22.99  $21.15
Skyhorse Publishing
Publish Date
August 25, 2020
9.1 X 9.1 X 0.6 inches | 1.5 pounds

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About the Author

Avram Mlotek is a rabbi, cantor, writer, and actor. In 2015, he co-founded Base Hillel, now operating in nine cities, and works as spiritual leader for its Manhattan location. The Forward has called him one of "America's Most Inspiring Rabbis" and the New York Jewish Week has called him a "leading innovator in Jewish life today." A grandchild of Holocaust refugees, Mlotek lives in New York City with his partner, Yael, and their children, Revaya, Hillel Yosl, and Shabtai.

Faby Rodriguez is a graphic designer from Mexico. She has focused her career in print media, working in newspapers for both Mexico and more than ten states in the US. Follow her on Instagram at @favsdoodles.

Jenny Young is an artist based in Philadelphia. She loves drawing dark and satirical cartoons commenting on modern politics, technology, and spirituality. Follow her on Instagram at @jennyyoungart.


"What Steph Curry is to the three-pointer, Avram Mlotek is to rabbi-ing. Let him--and this book---be your guide to a deeper understanding of Judaism."
--Bari Weiss, author of How to Fight Anti-Semitism and staff editor and writer for The New York Times

"If you want a Judaism for Dummies with a shmear of snark and potty mouth, this is the book for you."
--Jackie Hoffman, Emmy-nominated comedian and actress

"Learning the basic information about Judaism is often ponderous and, as a result, many people never learn it. But in the capable, consistently accurate and sometimes irreverent hands of Avram Mlotek, the process becomes both fun and funny."
--Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, author of The New York TImes bestseller Rebbe and Jewish Literacy

"As someone who has undergone a conversion journey to Judaism with Rabbi Avram, I can truly say that he is not an ordinary rabbi...and neither is this book. I highly recommend it to people who are seeking to learn Jewish fundamentals but in a modern, hip, and entertaining way."
--Ruta Ryvyte, Lithuanian model and Instagram influencer