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For the Love of Being Jewish
For the Love of Being Jewish

For the Love of Being Jewish

An A-to-Z Primer for Bubbies, Mensches, Meshugas, Tzaddiks, and Yentas!
By Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein, Illustrated by Mark Anderson

For the Love of...

SOCIAL SCIENCE

48 Pages, 11 x 11

Formats: Cloth, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Cloth, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $18.95)

ISBN 9781600784033

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2010)

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Using all 26 letters of the alphabet accompanied by rhymes, colorful illustrations, and informative text, this tribute to Jewish religion and heritage explores key concepts in a humorous way. Readers will enjoy fun facts, inspiring quotes, important terminology, and clever caricatures.

Author Biography

Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein was ordained in 1995 from the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion, and he serves Congregation Am Shalom in Glencoe, Illinois. Mark Anderson is an illustrator whose work has appeared on the back cover of National Geographic, the New Yorker, and Time and inside the Atlantic Monthly, BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, Outside, and many other periodicals. He is the illustrator and designer of Triumph Books' popular For the Love of . . . series. He lives in Chicago.

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Expressing the passion felt for the Packers using all 26 letters of the alphabet accompanied by rhymes, colorful illustrations, and informative text, this tribute to the Green Bay team explores the sports obsession in a fresh and humorous way. Readers will enjoy fun facts and amusing illustrations of some of the most famous—and infamous—characters in the football team's history, including Donald Driver, Brett Favre, Paul Hornung, Curly Lambeau, Vince Lombardi, Ray Nitschke, Bart Starr, and Reggie White.
For the Love of the Red Sox
For the Love of the Red Sox ›
By Frederick C. Klein, Illustrated by Mark Anderson, Foreword by Johnny Pesky
Price 11.99

PDF

ISBN 9781623685416

Published Mar 2008

Expressing the passion felt for the Red Sox using all 26 letters of the alphabet accompanied by rhymes, colorful illustrations, and informative text, this tribute to the Boston team explores the sports obsession in a fresh and humorous way. Readers will enjoy fun facts and amusing illustrations of some of the most famous—and infamous—characters in the baseball team's history.
For the Love of Basketball
For the Love of Basketball ›
By Frederick C. Klein, Illustrated by Mark W. Anderson
Price 11.99

PDF

ISBN 9781617497391

Published Dec 2010

Expressing the passion felt for basketball using all 26 letters of the alphabet accompanied by rhymes, colorful illustrations, and informative text, this tribute to the sport explores the hardwood heroes in a fresh and fun way. Readers will enjoy fun facts about NBA superstars past and present, including LeBron, Kobe, Jordan, and Magic, seemingly doing the impossible on the court.
For the Love of the Packers
For the Love of the Packers ›
By Frederick C. Klein, Illustrated by Mark Anderson, Foreword by Paul Hornung
Price 11.99

PDF

ISBN 9781617498114

Published Aug 2010

Expressing the passion felt for the Packers using all 26 letters of the alphabet accompanied by rhymes, colorful illustrations, and informative text, this tribute to the Green Bay team explores the sports obsession in a fresh and humorous way. Readers will enjoy fun facts and amusing illustrations of some of the most famous—and infamous—characters in the football team's history, including Donald Driver, Brett Favre, Paul Hornung, Curly Lambeau, Vince Lombardi, Ray Nitschke, Bart Starr, and Reggie White.
For the Love of the Cubs
For the Love of the Cubs ›
By Frederick C. Klein, Illustrated by Mark Anderson
Price 19.95

Cloth

ISBN 9781629374260

Published Jun 2017

For more than 100 years the Chicago Cubs have been the "Lovable Losers," best known for their futility and popularity. But that all changed in 2016, when Joe Maddon's squad won the World Series, defeating the Cleveland Indians in an extra-inning Game 7 which will go down in history as one of the greatest games ever played. The colorful characters and great players who won the Word Series and fill Cubs history are captured in this book, brilliantly illustrated by Mark Anderson and thoughtfully capsulized by former Wall Street Journal columnist Frederick C. Klein.It is the perfect book for parents wanting to introduce their children to the Cubs—or for fans of any age who dream of visiting the "Friendly Confines" without ever leaving home.
For the Love of the Cubs
For the Love of the Cubs ›
By Frederick C. Klein, Illustrated by Mark Anderson
Price 12.99

PDF

ISBN 9781633198173

Published Jun 2017

For more than 100 years the Chicago Cubs have been the "Lovable Losers," best known for their futility and popularity. But that all changed in 2016, when Joe Maddon's squad won the World Series, defeating the Cleveland Indians in an extra-inning Game 7 which will go down in history as one of the greatest games ever played. The colorful characters and great players who won the Word Series and fill Cubs history are captured in this book, brilliantly illustrated by Mark Anderson and thoughtfully capsulized by former Wall Street Journal columnist Frederick C. Klein.It is the perfect book for parents wanting to introduce their children to the Cubs—or for fans of any age who dream of visiting the "Friendly Confines" without ever leaving home.
For the Love of the Cubs
For the Love of the Cubs ›
By Frederick C. Klein, Illustrated by Mark Anderson
Price 12.99

EPUB

ISBN 9781633198159

Published Jun 2017

For more than 100 years the Chicago Cubs have been the "Lovable Losers," best known for their futility and popularity. But that all changed in 2016, when Joe Maddon's squad won the World Series, defeating the Cleveland Indians in an extra-inning Game 7 which will go down in history as one of the greatest games ever played. The colorful characters and great players who won the Word Series and fill Cubs history are captured in this book, brilliantly illustrated by Mark Anderson and thoughtfully capsulized by former Wall Street Journal columnist Frederick C. Klein.It is the perfect book for parents wanting to introduce their children to the Cubs—or for fans of any age who dream of visiting the "Friendly Confines" without ever leaving home.
For the Love of the Cubs
For the Love of the Cubs ›
By Frederick C. Klein, Illustrated by Mark Anderson
Price 12.99

Mobipocket

ISBN 9781633198166

Published Jun 2017

For more than 100 years the Chicago Cubs have been the "Lovable Losers," best known for their futility and popularity. But that all changed in 2016, when Joe Maddon's squad won the World Series, defeating the Cleveland Indians in an extra-inning Game 7 which will go down in history as one of the greatest games ever played. The colorful characters and great players who won the Word Series and fill Cubs history are captured in this book, brilliantly illustrated by Mark Anderson and thoughtfully capsulized by former Wall Street Journal columnist Frederick C. Klein.It is the perfect book for parents wanting to introduce their children to the Cubs—or for fans of any age who dream of visiting the "Friendly Confines" without ever leaving home.

Press Releases

For the Love of Being Jewish:
An A-to-Z Primer for Bubbies, Mensches, Meshugas, Tzaddiks, and Yentas!
By Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein
Illustrations by Mark Anderson

 

Packed with colorful illustrations and whimsical verses, this lighthearted, factual, and entertaining exploration of Judaism is the perfect book for encouraging people of different faiths to learn from each other. Through the lens of history, culture, ethics, and values, important Jewish themes are uncovered in a way that makes us chuckle - and think.

 

For the Love of Being Jewish: An A-to-Z Primer for Bubbies, Mensches, Meshugas, Tzaddiks, and Yentas!, by Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein and illustrations by Mark Anderson, offers at least 26 reasons to love being Jewish. Each letter of the alphabet - "T is for Tzedakah ..." - is the basis for a short rhyme and accompanied by a detailed, four-color cartoon.

 

Some of the notable people, and cultural and religious subjects illustrated in the book include:

 

• Hillel

• Mel Brooks

• Golda Meir

• Kol Nidre

• Bob Dylan

• Albert Einstein

• Ner Tamid

• Exodus

 

While it's not possible to pack 5,770 years of history into 48 pages, For the Love of Being Jewish touches upon some of the key concepts of one of the world's oldest religions and introduces us to Jewish people who have helped make the world a better place.

 

About the Authors:
A loyal Cubs fan, Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein was ordained in 1995 from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and currently serves Congregation Am Shalom-Glencoe, Illinois. His "love of Judaism" began with his parents, brother, and grandparents and continues to grow each and every day with Julie, Ben, Noah - remarkable family - a thriving congregation, and many wonderful friends.

 

Mark Anderson's illustrations have appeared in Time, the New Yorker, National Geographic, the Atlantic Monthly, BusinessWeek, and many other periodicals. He also illustrated and designed the book For the Love of the Cubs, which turned into a series of more than 15 books including his favorite, O Is for Obama with the Washington Post. He can be reached at mark@markandersonillustration.com

 

CONTACT: Josh Williams, Triumph Books, 312.939.3330, j.williams@triumphbooks.com

 

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