A great easy read, the author keeps you locked in and offers clever humour – often laughing at ourselves or people we know – whether Jewish or not.
Hymie Cohen is a Jewish family head, who nurtures his family with a protected life. The family is often not aware of the real-world challenges of living in South Africa, albeit that they all have a very strong opinion of their version of their ideal life and how the rest of the population lives.
Hymie invites friends to his Friday family Shabbat dinner, as per life before the dinner all things go swimmingly, until they don’t.
I have never been invited to a Jewish Shabbat, but Barry’s writing gives a wonderful explanation and feel for how it is – the Jewish words often don’t need to be explained as the context is so well used that it is self-explanatory.
Saying more about the book would give away the enjoyment of reading it.
Well worth the read for a good chuckle!
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ISBN Code – 978-0-620-84109-2