by Rachel Kranson

“Chicken soup for the Jewish soul”

Though it’s hard to believe, the Jewish addition to the Chicken Soup series—Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul (edited by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, Health Communications, $12.95)—has only just hit bookstores. Ironic, considering that the chicken soup as- medicine metaphor comes straight out of Jewish-American culture. Included in the anthology arc short stories by some well-known Jewish women (such as Yaffa Eliach and Bel Kaufman) and some very well-known Jewish women (Golda Meir, Anne Frank).

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