Am I a Jew?

Lost Tribes, Lapsed Jews, and One Man's Search for Himself

by Theodore Ross

Am I a Jew?

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Traces the author's personal journey in search of his Jewish heritage after being raised by a mother who renounced the family's Jewish faith, describing the author's soul-searching visits to Jewish communities and religious sites in America and Israel.

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Am I a Jew?

Am I a Jew? It is an obvious question, but one that even the most sophisticated minds struggle to answer. It's a silly question, except millions have lost their lives, depending on their response. It's a religious question, except when an atheist asks it. There is, admittedly, a certain Hebraic quality in even asking it.

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