The Misadventures of Rabbi Kibbitz and Mrs. Chaipul: a midwinter romance of laughter and smiles
“Village stories that deftly lift a curtain on a world of friendly humor and touching details of Jewish life.” – Kirkus Reviews
“Mark Binder’s 'The Misadventures of Rabbi Kibbitz and Mrs. Chaipul’ will almost certainly make you laugh and might even cause you to shed a tear.” – Jewish Rhode Island
She owns the only restaurant in Chelm. He’s the wisest man in this village of fools.
Together, they make an unlikely and lovable pair.
From the Audie Award nominated author of the National Jewish Book Award Finalist, "A HANUKKAH PRESENT
“Our readers love Mark Binder’s Chelm stories. They stop me at events and tell me how much they enjoy them, and how funny they are. People have said they’re delightful and whimsical.” – Jewish Herald Voice
Weddings and celebrations, stories of Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah and Passover, this brief novel of stories has it all. Themes include the importance of exercise for seniors, maintaining your identity, the challenge of work and relationships, and of course the joy of eating good food.
MEDIA WORD ABOUT MARK BINDER'S CHELM TALES
“…lively and entertaining tales” – AudioFile Magazine
“Wired Words/Electric Prose” – Providence Phoenix
“the mix-ups are many and the potential for laughter abundant.” – Jewish Book World
About the author
Mark Binder is the Audie Award nominated author of dozens of books for diverse audiences of all ages. His children’s stories won a Parents’ Choice Gold Award for Audio Storytelling. His first book of Chelm, A Hanukkah Present, was the finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for Family literature. Loki Ragnarok was nominated for a 2019 Audie Award for Original Work. Transmit Joy was presented with a Parents' Choice Gold Award for Audio Storytelling. Mark's Bed Time Story Book series has sold more than 80,000 copies worldwide.
Mark is always creating and often on tour as a performing storyteller. He lives in Providence with his wife and family.