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The Boy's Own Manual To Being a Proper Jew by [Glasman, Eli]
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Length: 155 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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Yossi, at seventeen, feels as though his homosexuality makes him less of a Jew. Living as he does in an Orthodox Jewish community, he has a lot to hide. When non-religious rebel Josh turns up at school, Yossi is asked to look after him, and while Yossi educates Josh on the ancient traditions of their faith, Josh does some educating of his own. Through their relationship, Yossi learns to see the laws of Judaism in a very new light. But when he and Josh are caught kissing in the bathhouse, Yossi’s life takes on a dramatic new turn, and he can ignore his new reality no longer. The Boy’s Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew is full of heart and human blundering, as a family gradually learns to accept the parameters of its faith, and how to work around them.

"Five stars. Glasman is an author to watch." —Books and Publishing.

"A voice that demands to be heard. This book speaks to all those reconciling sexuality, spirituality, culture, family, and finding the space in between."—Amra Pajalic
“Rarely does a single book offer a reader so much to delight over as Eli Glasman’s smart, fun debut novel.”—Alex Sanchez, author of Rainbow Boys and The God Box

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1035 KB
  • Print Length: 155 pages
  • Publisher: Sleepers Publishing (7 January 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LICCT26
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #146,332 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 26 May 2017
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This is listed as a Young Adult book (I guess because the protagonist is about 17), but I found it an excellent read even though I'm more than 50 years older.than that. Yossi has been brought up in the Lubavitcher sect of Orthodox Judaism, a religious tradition that's especially intolerant of LGBT people, and he's faced with a crisis over his awakening sexuality. How he deals with this is an engaging and poignant story.
5.0 out of 5 stars For those looking for hope and for those who seek to understand 6 September 2014
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An engaging YA novel that people of all ages will enjoy. In these pages one finds an honest reflection on the intersection between religion, sexual orientation and family. I would be lying if I said this was Booker prize material; but this novel's simplicity shouldn't detract from how well it's written.

If you are looking for a good read or seek to understand or desperately need some hope -- give this a read.
3.0 out of 5 stars It is an interesting story about a part of Judaism ... 3 June 2015
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It is an interesting story about a part of Judaism not normally talked about. It is informative about Judaism which I found very interesting.
However it is not a literary piece of writing just a story fairly well told
5.0 out of 5 stars or just lovers of a good read. 11 October 2014
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Outstanding and sensitive first novel from a talented young jewish author .
A must read for anybody with connections to Judaism, the GLBTIQ community, or just lovers of a good read.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 September 2015
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Just an overall good book 😄. I love it.

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