The Ultimate Fun Jewish Summer Wishlist

We’ve finally organized all the books we’ve been meaning to read, picnic gear we’ve been meaning to buy, and kitsch we’ve been meaning to show off. Lucky you!

Beach Reading

We know, we know, you promised yourself you’d read Proust one of these days, and you still haven’t gotten to Pride & Prejudice. But how can you, when all these great new books are coming out? Here are our favorites.


Jerusalem: A Family Portrait ($17.91)

The Innocents ($10.40)

Freud’s Mistress ($19.72)

Norwegian by Night ($18.78)

The Summer Things You Never Knew You Needed

Don’t hog all the fun. Share our ridiculous finds with your dog and your children—and when things get out of hand, whip out your “Keep Calm I’m Jewish” t-shirt.


Jewish Dog Party Collar ($12)

Aleph Bet Beach Ball ($5.99)

Jewish Star Sunglassses ($2.95)

Keep Calm I’m Jewish T-shirt ($11.99)

Road-Tripping and Picnicking

There’s nothing that screams “summertime!” like Magen David ice cubes, Jewish bumper stickers, and those awesome folding camping chairs. We want two of each.


Jewish Star Ice Cube Molds ($19.99)

“Prays Well With Others” Bumper Stickers ($5.22)

The Perfect Packable Picnic Seat ($27.55)

Skip Hop Cute Picnic Blanket Set ($45)

Classic Reading, Sort Of

From Leon Uris’s classic tale of the founding of the State of Israel to Daphne Merkin’s scandalous personal essays, sometimes you just want to sit by the pool with an old favorite. Here are some of ours.


Goodbye, Columbus ($12.12)

Exodus ($7.19)

Dreaming of Hitler ($26.55)

Summer Sisters ($10.47)

We hope you’ve enjoyed our finds as much as we have!

And since MyJewishLearning, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that relies on donations and revenue-raising, we’ll receive a percentage of the proceeds of any purchase you make using our links.

Happy summer 2013!

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