A Jew in America
A Jew in America  -     By: Arthur Hertzberg
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 480
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 8 X 5 5/16 (inches)
ISBN: 0062517120
ISBN-13: 9780062517128

Author Bio

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.

Editorial Reviews

“Hertzberg has put down his recollections in pointed, witty, and compelling prose. An iconoclast and traditionalist in one-- indispensable.”
“[A]n extremely subtle, sensitive portrait.”
“Arthur Hertzberg is the leading public intellectual of Judaism of our times, and here he has written his masterpiece.”
“This is a strong book about a man who followed his conscience.”
“...a must read for anyone interested not only in the man, but also in the story of his times.”
“The author of four other books, he is considered in some circles the moral conscience of American Jews.”
“And the book is an inspiration-- for in the realm of right and wrong Hertzberg simply never compromises.”
“[Hertzberg] bears a moral light that never dims.”
“A jewel of a book from a master story teller.”
“This is the story of the fulfillment of the American Jewish dream. A must read!”
“A gripping read -- full of irony, humour and experience. A page-turner.”
“This quintessential American story touches us because people of whatever faith or ethnicity share the values it conveys.”
“The very moving and inspiring journey of a man of conscience, courage and commitment to his spiritual identity.”
“A lively and fascinating journey... not only well examined but also brilliantly told. Highly recommended.”
“[R]iveting, important, and very readable.”

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