Avram Mlotek is a rabbi, cantor, actor, and writer. A grandchild of Holocaust refugees and Yiddish cultural icons, he has been named as one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis” by The Forward (and that was before he co-officiated a wedding with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.) He is a founder of Base, an international home-centered ministry that works with millennial Jews worldwide, where he serves as Director of Spiritual Life.
Why Jews Do That or 30 Questions Your Rabbi Never Answered is your one-stop shop for answers to all the questions you had about Judaism, but were too shy or afraid to ask. Written by Avram Mlotek, a rabbi working with millennials, this isn’t just for the Jews among us. Just because you’re Catholic, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or the like doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy an inside look to find out if marijuana is kosher, whether Jews have confession like Catholics and so much more. Like the Bible, this book has five fundamental sections: Time, Props, Purpose, Grub, and God. Each question in this book is accompanied by a response, a fun fact (often tangentially related), as well as a “Jew, say wha?” quote where famous Jewish ideas and wise wizards are referenced. With cartoon illustrations by Faby Rodriguez and Jenny Young, this coffee-table book is sure to bring out more questions for the devout follower, casual observer, or someone marrying into the faith. Bottom line: this book is for you, whoever Jew are. Ask away!