Catch the Jew! by Tuvia Tenenbaum (Gefen Publishing House: 2015) is not only required reading, it's enlightening reading.
I know I have.
And then, did you wish they'd make it fun to read so reading all about it didn't feel swallowing taking some kind of dull, boring medicine?
I’ll tell you the truth: I wasn’t looking forward to reading this book. I picked it up in a bookstore because it was only 70nis. For an English book of this size, that’s a great price. “That’s a lot of book!” I thought, excitedly. But then I realized that it was about Israel, and politics, and it had a goofy cartoon on the cover, and I groaned inside.
(The cover for the Hebrew version is a little less goofy, but also strange…)
But once I started reading it, reluctantly, once I’d read everything else I had on hand, I was immediately sucked into Tenenbom’s world.
You might not like what Tuvia Tenenbom has to say, or who he rubs shoulders with in his new book Catch the Jew!, but if you're interested in Israel and Judaism today, you'll want to read it anyway.
Tenbenbom, born and raised Hareidi in Israel, but who has lived as a non-religious Jew in the U.S. and Germany most of his adult life, is a modern-day chameleon.