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Jew & A questions, but no, I’m serious this time

Filed under : Jew & A
On January 14, 2009
At 2:50 pm
Comments : 8

Hey! What’s the most cliched thing a blogger can do? Besides gazing at her own navel? Publish a book, of course! I have been asked to put together a proposal for a Jew & A book. I know, how crazy/awesome is that! But the fact is, I don’t have enough questions. Without questions, there are no answers, my friends. So, in actuality, we’ll be writing a book. You and I. Except you won’t be paid. That’s a legal phrase that means, “you won’t be paid.” Especially if my proposal isn’t accepted. Then no one will be writing a book.

So! Please do think of some pressing questions about Judaism, Jews, Jewey things, etc. They don’t have to be PC, I am rarely offended except if you tell me these pants make my butt look big. But that’s not a question so I’m not concerned. You can send me questions in three ways:

1. Email me at becca (at) magicjewball (dot) com
2. Use this form (also under Pages on the right).
3. Put it in the comments.

Don’t forget, you may be published in a book but possibly not on the actual blog. Except if your question intrigues me so much I feel the need to answer it this second. Luckily, you’re all intriguing. I know this because I’m always intrigued that anyone would read this blog.

So thanks and don’t forget Becca’s favorite phrase, “don’t be afraid to ask!”*

*may or not be Becca’s actual favorite phrase.

Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Every Day I Write The Book


8 Comments for this post

  1. KP says:

    Okay, that is too freakin exciting. Go Bec!
    You know, I don’t think I have ever posted a question to Jew & A. I’ll have to ponder this one.

  2. Alex says:

    Are book proposals easier to write than books? Because I’m sure you’re more self-disciplined than I am, but I just don’t have the attention span to write a book.

    Or a blog, for that matter. Comments are just the right length for me.

  3. Irishcardinal says:

    That’s very exciting! I’ll come up with some more for you–I’ve always been curious about Jews, which were such rare and exotic creatures in my youth. Have I mentioned the Cohen Sisters before? They were the only “known Jews” I ever saw til I was in college. Unless you count TV, with all the comedians of my childhood being Jewish. And Sandy Koufax, and Norm and Larry Sherry on my baseball cards.

  4. sarpon says:

    OK, I tried. If you don’t like the one I submitted, maybe you can find out why all synagogues seem to smell the same.

  5. Becca says:

    Thanks for all the kind comments! I am really excited although trying not to be in case it doesn’t happen.

    KP, it’s only fair. I have never asked you a Catholic question.

    Alex, that’s the best part! It’s already written. Mostly. I would say the material on the blog pertaining to explanatory Judaism could be about 50%. Of course I have to edit it. And write more. But I do that already, y’know?

    Irish, you have been most excellent with interesting and thought-provoking questions so thanks so much. And you see, you are exactly my market. Must put that in my proposal.

    Sarp, really? They always smell like my own perfume to me. I wonder why that is….

  6. KP says:

    I know what I could do. How about a 30 second synopsis of New Testament stories I have never read on my blog?

    You know, the blog that doesn’t exist yet.

    Pretty soon though. My public is clamoring for it. Clamoring I say!

  7. kb says:

    Q: Does kosher milk mean it’s hormone free?

  8. Becca says:

    KP, that is supposed to be an Oprah blog. I cry into my pillow each night that it does not exist.

    kb, no. Sorry, but that was a quick one. But you reminded me to thank all who have sent in questions but did not comment. Thanks!

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