The Jewolic is Books Mox nix End of story When Ritch Gaiti s book THE BIG EMPTY was released this reviewer remarked Many writers can create a story that may take a while to rev up
The Jewolic is Books ‘Mox nix. End of story.’When Ritch Gaiti’s book THE BIG EMPTY was released, this reviewer remarked, ‘Many writers can create a story that may take a while to rev up but eventually achieves the reader's interest through a couple of unsuspected turns of events that pulls attention to the resolution. Some writers can start a story strong enough to act as a magnet, but then play with timeframes and changes of place to the point that the reader can get so lost in the process that the book goes unfinished. And then there are writers like Ritch Gaiti (or are there perhaps not others like him?) who can create a central character so strong that all else that happens flows along with a force of propulsion that it is almost impossible to let go of the book until it is finished. Gaiti is not only a polished wordsmith, he his also a very intelligent man whose creative mind challenges everyone else in the field.’ Now more must be added to the accolades of this very unique writer (and artist, his paintings of horses and ethereal Native American lore are extraordinary): he is also a gifted humorist.THE JEWOLIC: Conundrums of a Half-Jew and other Shpilkus is at once an hilarious memoir of the author being born and growing up with a mother who is Jewish and a father who is Catholic. Nicknamed ‘the Pontiff of Yontif’ he explains how he spent hours with this Jewish Gram in Temple and avoiding Hebrew School in order to skip Bar Mitzvah, and also spent equal time with his Catholic Nonna (paternal grandmother) attending mass: his bifurcated allegiance was more based on the ability to find the more reasons for school holidays based on each religion than on teachings. He questions whether or not he believes in God, seeing himself as agnostic: ‘So the questions remain, do I or do I not believe in God and, if not, am I courageous enough to declare it to myself, if not to others? After spending the first half of my life as a Jewolic, could I finally summon the courage to chuck it all, take the chance of all chances, and declare myself, not an agnostic, but a nonbeliever? Fortunately, I have deferred my ultimate decision until I was well out of my teens where God has a maximum impact on the divine passages of acne, puberty and driving tests.’Much changes when his beloved Gram dies, leaving surprises both about his relationship (and game playing) with her, and about the truth of the genetic heritage of his father. Here his tender memories surface only to rise to the point of reflection on his upbringing. We have accompanied him through the various Jewish and Christian holidays, finding out more than we thought we knew, through the conflicted approach to his belief system and how he managed to make that conflict work in his favor – all this and much more in such a brief book. And Gaiti’s delivery is so skilled that whatever argument he poses, the ready ready answer is Mox Nix! End of story. Buy this book! Grady Harp. Conundrums of a Half Jew a humorous romp through religious ambivalence I was a religious mutt a matzo brie pizza a blintz marinara a bagel and lox trapped inside a spaghetti and meatballs body Some Reviews 4.8 stars 15 Reviews Funny, silly, absurd and most of all heartwarming Toni Roche More tongue in cheek than any kosher deli Robert S RosenthalConundrums of a Half Jew a humorous romp through religious ambivalence I was a religious mutt a matzo brie pizza a blintz marinara a bagel and lox trapped inside a spaghetti and meatballs body Some Reviews 4.8 stars 15 Reviews Funny, silly, absurd and most of all heartwarming Toni Roche More tongue in cheek than any kosher deli Robert S Rosenthal This is a pisser Larry SchneidermanThe offspring of a Jewish mother, begotten by a pair of good old fashioned European Jew begetters, and an Italian Catholic father, I straddled religions for most of my youth I was a Jew Catholic, or Cath Jew, or half and half, or half Cath, or half Jew, or Jewolic, depending upon whom I was trying to impress or what I was attempting to avoid.My Gram tried to convince me that I was a Jew by virtue of the mother of the Jew rule I remained solidly unconvinced and ambivalent But why isn t the rule if your father was Catholic, you are too I always challenged the mother of the Jew rule when I had an urgent need to irk Because you are a Jew, she said, a cigarette dangled from her lips and smoke meandered up through her glasses How can you be so sure Because, you are a schmuck and only Jews can be schmucks She had embroidered the very same saying onto a pillow, which she threatened to give to me for my birthday She opened the clasp on her purse and snapped it shut, signaling the official end of the conversation That was my conundrum This is my story More Reviews Oy Such a good boy Such a good bookhad me laughing out loud Michael Bernhaut Mox Nix End of story Buy this book Grady Harp, Top 50 reviewer An ethnic jewel Joel Bresler.. A viral Books The Jewolic I love this book it's one of the best short story's I have ever read. I'm not really a religious person but the idea of two religions living side by side has always interested me and this book truly gave me a massive insight into how different religious get on in the same family. This story is so funny and the story line is very moving. The writer has a great ability to keep you reading and get you really engaged in the story. The book touches on some very interesting ideas the way the character is coming to terms with both religions and deciding which one to follow if any is really an amazing and heart-warming story. The relationship glebe has with is grandmother is great the way they get on together reminds me a little about my own grandmother and when she get taken from him his life is really affected by her death. I read all this book in the same read it only took my 2 hours I could not put it down. All I want to really say about this book is that you will enjoy every page as I did. I recommend this book to everyone even if you are not really a religious person like me the book is still a great read and I think you will be surprised how much you will enjoy reading this book. The author has done an amazing job at writing this book IV have not come across a book so well written in a long time.
The Jewolic Kindle edition by Gaiti, Ritch Humor Oct , The Jewolic is a very personal and very universal story about growing up and challenging the norm in this case, religion I lived the story as many of you must have as well Hopefully, you will relate to the story, the warmth, the family and the humor whether you are Jewish, half Jewish a Jewolic , or none of the above. The Jewolic by Ritch Gaiti The Jewolic book Read reviews from the world s largest community for readers Conundrums of a Half Jew a humorous romp through religious ambivalence The Jewel Lone City Trilogy The Jewel means wealth The Jewel means beauty The Jewel means royalty But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained to work for the royalty But after she is bought at the Auction, she quickly learns the brutal and violent truths that lie beneath the Jewel s glittering facade. The Jewel The Lone City, by Amy Ewing The Jewel is a shocking and compelling new YA series from debut author, Amy Ewing Sold for six million diamantes, Violet is now Surrogate of the House of the Lake in the centre of the Lone City, the Jewel Her sole purpose is to produce a healthy heir for the Urban Dictionary jewolic Someone from a mixed faith Catholic Jewish family i.e one Catholic parent and one Jewish parent. Lake City, MN Golf The Jewel Golf Club Welcome to The Jewel Golf Club Open to the public Nestled in the Mississippi River valley grand bluffs of Lake City, The Jewel Golf Club offers up a unique golf experience Designed by three time US Open Winner, Hale Irwin, the course winds throughout acres of the river valley. Boutique Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, New York The Jewel NYC Centrally located across Rockefeller Center, The Jewel is steps from New York s most celebrated attractions like Times Square, Broadway and the Theater District, Radio City Music Hall and prestigious th Avenue shopping. Home The Jewel Box The Jewel Box is the premiere estate sale company in Dallas We have experience conducting estate sales for than years and would love to meet with you to discuss your estate sale needs Please contact us for a free consultation where we will walk you through our process and give suggestions to make your estate sale a great success Jewel singer Jewel Kilcher born May , is an American singer songwriter, musician, producer, actress, author, and poet She has received four Grammy Award nominations and, as of , has sold over million albums worldwide Jewel was raised in Homer, Alaska, where she grew up singing and yodeling as a duo with her father, a local musician.