I Didn't Know That!

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Join Joe Bobker in his humorous adventure through Torah and Talmud, history and Halacha, law and lore, and much more. This enjoyable volume on Jewish practice and law serves, in the author's words, as "an envelope to be opened from time to time in order to learn something new." Packed with nuggets of information, this pithy tome is a lighthearted introduction to the serious business of being Jewish.
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Overview

Join Joe Bobker in his humorous adventure through Torah and Talmud, history and Halacha, law and lore, and much more. This enjoyable volume on Jewish practice and law serves, in the author's words, as "an envelope to be opened from time to time in order to learn something new." Packed with nuggets of information, this pithy tome is a lighthearted introduction to the serious business of being Jewish.
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  • ISBN-13: 9789652293985
  • Publisher: Gefen Publishing House
  • Publication date: 1/30/2007
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

JOE BOBKER was born in 1947 in Ulm, a displaced persons' camp in Germany, to Polish Holocaust survivors Chaskel, zt"l, and Ida Bobker. On May 21, 1949, the family arrived in Sydney, Australia, as Holocaust refugees. Joe Bobker received his early Jewish education in an after-school cheder with a handful of other boys from Holocaust homes. His teachers, Rav Hertz and Rav Barzel, werefl own in especially from B'nei Brak to teach Torah to the handful of children of survivors.

Joe's main mentor was HaRav Osher Abramson, zt" l, also a Holocaust survivor. After graduating from the University of New South Wales, Joe Bobker pursued his Judaic studies at the famed Mercaz HaRav Kook Yeshivain Kiryat Moshe, Jerusalem. Over the years he has spoken frequently and written hundreds of articles about Jews and Judaism for a variety of newspapers - including the 100-old Los Angeles Jewish Times, of which he is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief.
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