Press Release

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Abe Cohen,


Michael Steinhardt donates Catch the Jew! to each member of the German Bundestag, 630 MPs in total

The Jewish Theater of New York is happy to announce Michael Steinhardt's gift of Catch the Jew! (Allein unter Juden in German) to each and every member of the German Parliament, including all German ministers.

Catch the Jew!, Israel's months-long #1 bestseller, exposes the anti-Semitic acts of many European and American NGOs operating in Israel and the PA. Catch was written by JTNY's artistic director, Tuvia Tenenbom.

The German government is one of the biggest funders of these NGOs, and we hope that this trend will change once the MPs get the chance to catch up with Catch the Jew!

Michael Steinhardt, "Wall Street's greatest trader" (Forbes), is one of the most active Jewish-American philanthropists of our time.

The Jewish Theater of New York is grateful to MdB Robert Hochbaum, for his tireless efforts in delivering Catch the Jew! to his fellow MPs.

We hope that Catch the Jew! will contribute to a better understanding between Germans and Jews, particularly in a time such as this when anti-Semitism is on the rise in the West.

For more info, please contact Abe Cohen at


Select CATCH Reviews:

"After I finished rocking with both terror and laughter – I forgot to mention the main point: Tenenbom is extraordinarily funny – insight started to trickle in.
Read what Tenenbom has to tell us, without bias. We don’t have the privilege not to know."



"Catch the Jew! offers one of the more interesting portraits of Palestinian politics to have appeared in English . . . No reader of Catch the Jew! can come away having failed to learn many new things about Israelis and Palestinians, two peoples we talk about so much but understand so little."

Wall Street Journal


"An entirely new, surprising, and often disturbing insider's perspective . . . Tenenbom's riveting tale, chock full of unbelievable and hilarious encounters, is highly engaging and emotional, eminently readable, brutally honest, and likely the most uncensored and eye-opening report readers will see."

Publishers Weekly (Starred review)


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Catch the Jew! recounts the adventures of Tuvia Tenenbom, who wanders around Israel of our time calling himself “Tobi the German.” In the course of numerous interviews Tuvia extracts information, sentiments, hidden theories and delusional visions motivating the miscellany of peoples forming the present-day Holy Land.

Does Palestinian wife number one hate the Jews more than she hates wife number two? Who does a young German tourist hate more, her dead Nazi grandpa or the just-born Jewish baby? Who finances cash-rich NGOs pursuing a Judenrein Israel? Who sets Palestinian olive groves on fire and why? What do you see from a Piper Cherokee above a Bedu camp? Who are the flaming feminists who sacrifice their lives for the rights of polygamists? Whose land is this, anyway?

In the course of his seven-months journey Tobi the German discovers Syrian flags growing inside apples, she-asses who used to be men, five-star refugee camps, flying prophets, cash-loving guardians of the poor, masturbating monks in eternal love of Palestinians, human rights activists in eternal hatred of Jews, cash-rich rabbis without congregations, families growing in cemeteries – among many others.

Catch the Jew!, the most humorous composition on the Middle East to date, is a polyglot spin around a cultural miscegenation in a very small space. However, its never-daunted author finds that with labneh, strudel, olive oil, apple pie, kebab, rugelach, hummus and schnitzel, a happy tummy can bear us through even the most appalling matters. Except the conclusion.


Watch this amazig TV report (in Hebrew):


Major General Jibril Rajoub (l) and Tuvia Tenenbom, at a demonstration in Bil'in


Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany's President, responds:

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For sample pix of JTNY's CATCH presentations go HERE