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  • Who is a Jew?

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    December 5, 2012 | 4:17 pm

    When Theodore Ross was just a boy, his  mother took something away from him and never gave it back — his Jewish identity.

    “If you have a tumor, you cut it out,” his mother tells him when he brings the subject up many years later. “Judaism was a tumor?” he asks. “Well, it can kill...

  • Who is a Jew, anyway?

    September 14, 2012 | 3:31 pm

    Perhaps nobody who reads book reviews in The Jewish Journal would ever ask herself or himself, “Am I a Jew?” Perhaps the act of reading The Jewish Journal answers the question. After all, would somebody unsure of her or his Judaism seek out such a publication? On the other hand,...