‘Funny … You Don’t Look Jewish’: A Guide to Jews and Jewish Life by Sidney Brichto
Today’s post celebrates:
A perfectly ripe mango
The song Yellow Bird
Giant crumpet with a locally laid fried duck egg and a dab of maple syrup
The smell of elderflower
The surreal brightness of a buttercup
And the yellow books that I grabbed from my shelves are:
The Penguin Lear
Breakfast of Champions by Vonnegut – of course!
Little House of the Prairie – From a much loved set of Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Truth about Oscar Wilde – I collect him even these lurid fictional accounts
Felix Salten’s Bambi – a near perfect children’s book
The Growing Summer by Noel Streatfield – another appropriate title
The Kama Sutra – it was just there
And supporting it all a book by my late and dearly loved father who was a Liberal Rabbi in almost all senses of the word and wrote this accurate and funny guide to Jews and being Jewish.