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|Title: A Jew in America|
By: Arthur Hertzberg
Number of Pages: 480
Publication Date: 2003
|Dimensions: 8 X 5 5/16 (inches)|
Weight: 2 pounds
Stock No: WW17128
Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, author of The Zionist Idea, Jewish Polemics, The Jews in America, Jews, and A Jew in America, is the Bronfman Visiting Professor of Humanities at New York University and Professor Emeritus of Religion at Dartmouth. A world-renowned Jewish scholar, he has served as president of the American Jewish Policy Foundation and the American Jewish Congress and as vice-president of the World Jewish Congress.
Hertzberg has put down his recollections in pointed, witty, and compelling prose. An iconoclast and traditionalist in one-- indispensable. — Stephen J. Dubner, author of Turbulent Souls: A Catholic Sons Return to His Jewish Family.
Both a learned commentary on events of the last half century, and a very personal tale, filled with spicy anecdotes... — Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, President, Union of American Hebrew Congregations
[Hertzberg] bears a moral light that never dims. — Anne Roiphe
A jewel of a book from a master story teller. — Martin Palmer, religious advisor to HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and author of The Jesus Sutras
This is the story of the fulfillment of the American Jewish dream. A must read! — Edgar Bronfman, President, World Jewish Congress
A gripping read -- full of irony, humour and experience. A page-turner. — Amnon Rubenstein, member of the Israeli Knesset and author of From Herzl to Rabin
This quintessential American story touches us because people of whatever faith or ethnicity share the values it conveys. — Bill Bradley, former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate
The very moving and inspiring journey of a man of conscience, courage and commitment to his spiritual identity. — Henry A. Kissinger
A lively and fascinating journey... not only well examined but also brilliantly told. Highly recommended. — Library Journal
[R]iveting, important, and very readable. — Forward
[A]n extremely subtle, sensitive portrait. — New York Times Book Review
Arthur Hertzberg is the leading public intellectual of Judaism of our times, and here he has written his masterpiece. — Jacob Neusner, The Jerusalem Post
This is a strong book about a man who followed his conscience. — Jewish Bulletin
...a must read for anyone interested not only in the man, but also in the story of his times. — Washington Jewish Week
The author of four other books, he is considered in some circles the moral conscience of American Jews. — Booklist
And the book is an inspiration-- for in the realm of right and wrong Hertzberg simply never compromises. — Jewish Journal
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