For the Relief of Unbearable Urges

For the Relief of Unbearable Urges

Book - 2000
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Stories on being Jewish set in various parts of the world. In the title story, a sex-starved husband in New York is authorized by his rabbi to visit a prostitute. The story, "In this way we are wise", concerns the nonchalant attitude of the inhabitants of Jerusalem to terrorism while Reb Kringle is a Jew who works as Santa Claus in a department store.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2000.
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed.
ISBN: 9780375704437
0375704434
Branch Call Number: FIC ENGLANDER, NATHAN
Characteristics: 205 pages ; 21 cm

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Jane60201 Jan 31, 2014

I'd call this OK only. There are better fiction books about Hasidic life, not to mention non-fiction.

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uncommonreader
Dec 30, 2013

These stories paint a picture of the Hasidic world with some distance and humour.

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