Tenenbom's Catch the Jew! is a lively and humorous tour through Israel as the author visits and interviews the multifaceted State of Israel.The book is simultaneously extremely funny but also very dark and disturbing as Tenenbom forces the reader to confront the painful realities facing the Jewish State, not only from fundamentalists but also from their European supporters.
This is an excellent book for those interested in an unvarnished and eminently readable depiction of the opinions and beliefs of and about the Jews and the State of Israel. It is filled with humor and eye-opening insight into Israelis and Palestinians and the hope and challenges found everywhere in the Promised Land. I particularly liked the fact that no person or ideology is spared from the author s scathing critique but at the same time, the worst actors bear the brunt of it.
If someone wereto ask me to recommend one book to help him or her understand Israel today they could do no better than to read Tenenbom s Catch the Jew!
--David Tesler"AJL REVIEWS NOV/DEC 2015" (12/02/2015)"show more