Fragile Branches: Travels through the Jewish Diaspora

Fragile Branches: Travels through the Jewish Diaspora

by James R. Ross

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ISBN-13: 9781573228954
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2001
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

James R. Ross is the chair of the Jewish Studies program and an associate professor and acting director at the School of Journalism at Northeastern University in Boston, where he organizes an annual conference celebrating the arts of diaspora Jewish communities.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter One: The Abayudaya
Chapter Two: Children of Moses and Abraham
Chapter Three: Children of Manasseh
Chapter Four: Amazon Flowers
Chapter Five: Secret Jews
Chapter Six: People of the Book

Epilogue
Afterword
Acknowledgments

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"With immediacy and color, with the journalist's eye for the telling detail...Fragile Branches brings interesting dimensions to the question of 'Who is a Jew?'" —The Jewish Week

"His book fills a void in the literature, and will become a standard work in Judaica." —Beliefnet.com

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