This fine, surprising addition to the history of the Jewish people awakens readers from the Eurocentric and Near East visions of Jewish culture and influence.… The stories are wonderfully varied…the authors evidence their great passion for their subject. I am hopeful that this volume reaches every Jewish library and library of Far East history. --Philip K. Jason, Jewish Book World
A rich and provocative book about the lost stories of Jews and the Far East. The narratives are interesting and detailed.… An important book today…truly marvelous. --Dr. Mehnaz M. Afridi, Director, Manhattan College Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center
A fascinating, superbly researched book of footnote characters, incidents and events which deftly fills in wide gaps in history. Who knew? --Jeffrey Lyons, Lyons Den, CBS Radio
About the Author
Ellen Rodman is a writer, producer, and the president of LN Productions LLC, a production and media consulting company based in New York. Prior to founding her own company, Dr. Rodman served as an executive at NBC, where she launched the first missing children's campaign in connection with the broadcast of the made-for-television movie Adam, and at Group W where she accepted a DuPont Columbia Award for Whispering Hope, the company's outreach program on Alzheimer's disease. The former family entertainment reviewer for the New York Times, Dr. Rodman is also the author of numerous magazine and newspaper articles on subjects ranging from culture and media to education and health.