Winner—National Jewish Book Award!
Being Jewish. What does it
mean—today—and for the future? Listen in as Jews of
all backgrounds reflect, argue, and imagine.
Street Journal reporter Daniel
Pearl was brutally murdered in Pakistan, many Jews were
particularly touched by his last words affirming his Jewish
identity. Many were moved to reflect on or analyze their
feelings toward their lives as Jews.
The saying “two Jews, three
opinions” well reflects the Jewish community’s
broad range of views on any topic. I
Am Jewish captures this
richness of interpretation and inspires Jewish people of all
backgrounds to reflect upon and take pride in their identity.
Contributions, ranging from major essays
to a paragraph or a sentence, come from adults as well as young
people in the form of personal feelings, statements of
theology, life stories, and historical reflections. Despite the
diversity, common denominators shine through clearly and
Ehud Barak Sylvia Boorstein
Edgar M. Bronfman Alan Colmes Alan Dershowitz
Kirk Douglas Richard Dreyfuss Kitty
Dukakis Dianne Feinstein Tovah Feldshuh
Debbie Friedman Milton Friedman Thomas L.
Friedman Ruth Bader Ginsburg Nadine Gordimer
David Hartman Moshe Katsav Larry King
Francine Klagsbrun Harold Kushner Lawrence
Kushner Shia LaBeouf Norman Lamm Norman
Lear Julius Lester Bernard-Henri Lévy
Bernard Lewis Daniel Libeskind Joe
Lieberman Deborah E. Lipstadt Joshua Malina
Michael Medved Ruth W. Messinger Amos Oz
Cynthia Ozick Shimon Peres Martin Peretz
Dennis Prager Anne Roiphe Sandy Eisenberg
Sasso Vidal Sassoon Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi
Daniel Schorr Harold M. Schulweis Lynn
Schusterman Natan Sharansky Gary Shteyngart
Sarah Silverman Michael H. Steinhardt
Kerri Strug Lawrence H. Summers Mike Wallace
Elie Wiesel Leon Wieseltier Sherwin T.
Wine Ruth R. Wisse Peter Yarrow A. B.
Yehoshua Eric H. Yoffie
“Should be mandatory reading in all
Jewish schools in the United States and Israel.”
Rotem, Consul General of Israel
“Thought provoking ... reflect[s] the vibrancy of contemporary Jewish life.... Inspiring.”
—Church & Synagogue Libraries Newsletter
“Captures the richness of interpretation of Jewish identity and inspires Jewish people of all backgrounds to reflect upon and take pride in their identity.”
—Jewish Book World
“The eclectic nature of the contributors makes for a varied level of sophistication, thoughtfulness, and comprehensiveness.... This volume demonstrates the varied nature of Jewish identity in the world today.”
“Compelling reading. Wide ranging in perspective ... a rich, bold, meaningful, intense and joyful vision emerges.”
—New York Jewish Week
Judea and Ruth Pearl, the parents of Daniel Pearl, are cofounders of
the Daniel Pearl Foundation (www.danielpearl.org). The
Foundation’s mission is to promote cross-cultural
understanding through journalism, music, and innovative