The Essence and Character of a People
In this landmark work, Rabbi Arthur Herzberg answers the question: What makes a Jew a Jew? Prominent Jewish scholars search for the soul of the Jewish character - from the archetypes of Abraham and Sarah to the ambivalence of Kafka, Freud and Woody Allen. They delve beyond conventional discussions of Jewish identity and explore the very essence of Jewish existence. Highly acclaimed, 'Jews' explains how and why great Jewish figures throughout history, who have been victimized by anti-Semitism, have succeeded to rise again and endure.