Freedman spent two years and nine months researching and writing this book; the subject is obviously close to his heart but he has worked hard to be scrupulously fair. Read morePublished on July 19, 2007 by Words can be music
This book should be read if for no other reason than its fascinating subject. In portraying a series of Jewish communities, Samuel Freedman powerfully portrays both the diversity... Read morePublished on May 4, 2006 by Daniel A. Spiro
Freedman intends to study how American Jews differ on how they should interpret religion. For example, some Jews believe in strict adherance to Jewish doctrines, while some favour... Read morePublished on March 31, 2006 by B. Wolinsky
It has been thirty years or more since I left America , but I do have some sense of what has gone on with the American- Jewish community in that time. Read morePublished on March 30, 2006 by Shalom Freedman
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A terrific book for anyone who wants to get beyond the epithets and get a sharper focus on the current struggle over religion in the U.S. Read morePublished on April 2, 2005 by Amazon Customer
Freedman explores the foremost in what is affecting Jews today. His stories, his words, and his writing are all excellent. Read morePublished on August 15, 2004 by A. Edwards
I read this book in 2001 on the recommendation of a friend and just reread it. For this generation of American Jews, post-Boomer, post-post WWII, it's the closest thing to a... Read morePublished on November 9, 2003 by A curious reader
What is a Jew? Is a question that needs more books like this to help us answer. Unlike lots of people it seems, I have neve been able to finish a book I didn't like. Jew vs. Read morePublished on September 25, 2003 by Sam Howells