The Pigskin Rabbi Willard Manus

ISBN: 9781891369070

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The Pigskin Rabbi  by  Willard Manus

The Pigskin Rabbi by Willard Manus
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New in paperback.In this ribald comic novel, a young rabbi becomes quarterback for the New York Giants and within months all the world (or most of it) seems to be converting to Judaism. Anyone who feels even one shred of affection for the traditionsMoreNew in paperback.In this ribald comic novel, a young rabbi becomes quarterback for the New York Giants and within months all the world (or most of it) seems to be converting to Judaism.

Anyone who feels even one shred of affection for the traditions of Judaism, who understands the power of professional sports to mold public opinion-and anyone who loves a good laugh-will be enthralled and delighted by The Pigskin Rabbi.Ezekiel Ziggy Cantor becomes (by a very strange sequence of events) the superstar quarterback of the New York Giants, drilling passes with godlike accuracy, kicking miraculous field goals, playing out of pure love of the game, and catapulting the team toward invincibility. Ziggys Judaism, formerly a burden in gentile society, now becomes the apparent source of all good.

His teammates-convinced of the luck of the Jewish-start eating kosher food during games, prepared by Ziggys kindly grandmother. They call plays in Yiddish.Ziggymania hits town. Fans chant lustily in Yiddish. Gucci-made Giants yarmelkehs are all the rage. New York takes Ziggy to its heart-he is a homegrown hero. Even his grandmother becomes a celebrity. Judaism is hip, its in, and is all-empowering.An over-the-top farce full of unforgettable characters, an irreverent sports novel with a theological underpinning-The Pigskin Rabbi will have people of all faiths convulsed with laughter.A vastly entertaining fable.

. . . Anyone who doesnt fall for Manuss spirit and sly jokes has a hard heart indeed.-San Francisco ChronicleWillard Manus is the author of Mott the Hoople, among other books. His plays have been produced in London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Los Angeles, Washington, and New Orleans.

He is a member of the American Theater Critics Association, and writes on blues and jazz for several magazines. He lives in Los Angeles.How does a rabbi convert the entire U.S. to Judaism? The answer, of course, is by becoming a football hero. A wild tale . . . Hilarious . . . Manus has a wonderful sense of humor.-Publishers WeeklyCHAPTER 1See Shrdlu.

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