The book recounts the adventures of gonzo journalist and artistic director of the Jewish Theater of New York Tuvia Tenenbom, who wanders around Israel and the Palestinian Authority in search of the untold truths in today’s Holy Land.
On Tuesday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m., Deutsches Haus at New York Univesrity will present a reading by the author and journalist Tuvia Tenenbom from his bestselling new book Catch the Jew! (Gefen Publishing House), followed by a conversation.
Catch the Jew! recounts the adventures of gonzo journalist and artistic director of the Jewish Theater of New York Tuvia Tenenbom, who wanders around Israel and the Palestinian Authority for seven months in search of the untold truths in today’s Holy Land. With holy chutzpah, Tuvia boldly goes where no Jew has gone before, at times risking his life as he assumes the identities of “Tobi the German” and even “Abu Ali” in order to probe into the many stories in this strange land and poke holes in all of them.
By turns poignant, enraging, and laugh-out-loud funny, this unique travelogue lays bare the intensity of this turbulent land in an unprecedented, eye-opening education, person by person, city by city, and meal by meal. You will never look at Israel the same way again.
Tuvia Tenenbom, the author of two Spiegel bestsellers and of the #1 Israeli bestseller Catch the Jew!, is a journalist, dramatist, and the founder of the Jewish Theater of New York. Tenenbom studied for his doctorate in English literature at St. John's University, earned his MFA in Playwriting at CUNY-Brooklyn, BS in mathematics and computer science at Touro, and finished his rabbinical studies in Jerusalem. He also studied Christianity and Islam in Israel and New York as well as journalism, acting, theater, and finance (at NYU).
As a journalist, Tenenbom writes essays and op-ed articles for various publications. His articles and essays have been published in leading Western media including Die Zeit of Germany, Corriere della Sera of Italy, Yedioth Ahronoth of Israel, the American Fox News and the Forward.
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