Rottenberg offers advice on tracing the roots of Jewish families and supplies the names and addresses of organizations that could aid the search. He includes a long list of names with genealogical information (LJ 5/1/77).
Originally published in 1977 by Random House; reprinted in 1986 and (with a new preface) 1995, by Genealogical Publishing. Provides a catalog of Jewish names and their origins, with an extensive introduction giving a quick course in Judaica, a guide to public records in the US and elsewhere, and discussion of tradition, history, and the Bible. The bibliography is extensive. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)