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Am I a Jew? Lost Tribes, Lapsed Jews, and One Man's Search for Himself Hardcover – August 30, 2012
—TOM BISSELL, author of Extra Lives and Magic Hours
"Am I a Jew is a brilliant American odyssey, one that is both inside and outside of traditions both national and religious; it's also often very funny, and always very empathic; Ross has written a genuinely great book."
—RIVKA GALCHEN, author of Atmospheric Disturbances
"[This] intelligent and altogether entertaining account of searching out the roots of identity will be of interest not only to those who've asked, 'Am I a Jew?' but also to anyone who's ever wondered, 'What am I, anyway?' One finishes this book thankful for a fuller understanding of the diverse strains within the Jewish tradition and not a little awed by the writer's compelling mix of skepticism, candor, and love."
—GARRET KEIZER, author of Privacy and The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want
"An elegant guide for the perplexed inhabitants of our increasingly disorienting world, Am I a Jew? is a profound meditation on the nature of modern identity."
—ROGER HODGE, author of The Mendacity of Hope: Barack Obama and the Betrayal of American Liberalism
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Superbly written, Am I a Jew is part travelogue to particular Jewish homes, people and part memoir by a man struggling to define himself as a Jew. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Linda K. Wertheimer
Fascinating for those, like me, who are interested in Jewish survival. And fun to read!Published 12 months ago by Joseph S. Silverman, MD
you all are angry because you are missing the point. Mr. Ross _does not want to be a Jew_. He has no other choice,because the Southern Christers know he is, and the Southern Jews... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jonathan Swift
Have only read first few chapters but book has shown me that it is Not by might nor by power but by the spirit is the children of G-d returning and knowing who they are. Read morePublished on June 26, 2013 by Judy Barar
I actually found it to be an interesting read. The author is sort of like me, non observant, yet interested in his inherited faith. Read morePublished on February 10, 2013 by Martin JM