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Paperback Empty the Ocean Book

ISBN: 1564742938

ISBN13: 9781564742933

Empty the Ocean

A cornucopia of culture, this book is filled with Yiddish expressions and proverbs; traditions of love, marriage, food, and children; home remedies and cooking; manners and morals; religion; folk tales; and superstitions (bubbe meises). It also includes colorful accounts by people from all walks of life, including two rabbis, a cantor who is a seventh-generation Sabra, comedy writers, and journalists -- all recalling their own formative years and...


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A Wonderful Insight into Jewish Traditions

This is a lovely book that I would recommend to anyone. I'm not Jewish but you don't need to be to appreciate the author's tales of family ties and tradition. There's a lot of insight into the Jewish culture and what a beautiful culture it is. After reading books like Ms. Sogolow's it's hard for me to understand why the world is so full of anti-semitism. We could all stand to learn from a culture of people that embraces their traditions with so much pride, loyalty and love.

A beautiful, unusual book!

This is such a beautiful, memorable book! It's an interesting, unusual topic and I really enjoyed reading it. If you like to read about Jewish culture, or if Jewish culture is new to you, this is the perfect book. Highly recommended by me!


This book touched me emotionally in many different ways. It brought back a lot of memories of growing up, and the traditions that permeated our home and our life. It also made me appreciate the fact that how I was raised was not unique. All of us were raised with superstitions, customs and traditions that effect the way we live our lives today. I actually laughed out loud in a number of sections and cried in several others. I would recommend this book to people of all ages. For some it will bring back many memories of their childhood and young adulthood. To other's it will reflect how they lived their lives and raised their children. For other's, it is a nice link to who our parents and our grandparents (and in some cases our great grandparent's) were, and what makes us who we are today. Definitely, a must read!
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