by Riv-Ellen Prell

Who is a Jew?

Ten essayists weigh in

Boundaries of Jewish Identity, edited by Susan A. Glenn and Naomi B. Sokoloff (University of Washington Press, $30.00), is an outstanding collection of essays that makes clear that the question “Who is a Jew?” has many answers. The essays engage this question not only across time and space but in matters as diverse as Israeli and American literature, Polish film, genetics and Jewish converts to Christianity in Russia in the nineteenth century who were beloved to their fellow Jews.

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