I Am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl

I Am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl

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Overview

When Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was brutally murdered in Pakistan, many Jews were particularly touched by his last words affirming his Jewish identity. Many were moved to reflect on or analyze their feelings toward their lives as Jews. The saying "two Jews, three opinions" well reflects the Jewish community's broad range of views on any topic. I Am Jewish captures this richness of interpretation and inspires Jewish people of all backgrounds to reflect upon and take pride in their identity. Contributions, ranging from major essays to a paragraph or a sentence, come from adults as well as young people in the form of personal feelings, statements of theology, life stories, and historical reflections. Despite the diversity, common denominators shine through clearly and distinctly.

This inspiring collection presents answers from Jewish people around the world -- artists, entertainers, government leaders, authors, media personalities, scientists, community organizers, scholars, rabbis, and others -- covering the religious, professional, and political spectrum. In this critical time in our history, I Am Jewish will motivate people throughout the Jewish community to think about their lives as Jews, and have a profound effect on the way younger Jews shape their identity in years to come. It will help people of all faiths and backgrounds to better understand Jewish people and Judaism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580232593
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 495,635
Product dimensions: 2.36(w) x 3.54(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Judea and Ruth Pearl, the parents of Daniel Pearl, are cofounders of the Daniel Pearl Foundation (www.danielpearl.org). The Foundation's mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music and innovative communications.

Judea and Ruth Pearl, the parents of Daniel Pearl, are cofounders of the Daniel Pearl Foundation (www.danielpearl.org). The Foundation's mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music and innovative communications.

Table of Contents

Publisher's Notexv
Prefacexvii
Part IIdentity
Avraham Burg3
Ruth R. Wisse7
Joshua Malina10
Irwin Cotler10
Lawrence H. Summers13
Rabbi Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi14
The Right Honourable The Lord Woolf18
Angela Warnick Buchdahl19
A. B. Yehoshua20
Michael Chlenov23
Daniel Schorr23
Stefanie Stoler28
Maureen Lipman28
Mike Wallace30
Natan Sharansky31
Norman Lear34
David Horovitz34
Kitty Dukakis36
Jamie Sistino37
Thomas L. Friedman37
Bernice Rubens40
Leon Botstein41
Part IIHeritage
Shimon Peres45
Cynthia Ozick49
Ruth Pearl50
Larry King51
Sarah Rosenbaum54
W. Michael Blumenthal54
Tamara Pearl55
Spencer Newman56
Sylvia Boorstein57
David J. Azrieli60
Martin Peretz60
Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine63
Jade Ransohoff65
Wendy Wasserstein65
Sarah Silverman66
Moshe Katsav67
Amanda70
Lord Greville Janner70
Alana Frey73
Itay75
Richard Dreyfuss75
Roald Hoffmann76
Vidal Sassoon77
Ida Haendel78
Daniel Libeskind79
Jackie Mason80
Maurice Levy81
Rabbi Rachel B. Cowan82
Milton Friedman84
Liz Lerman84
Daniel Gill85
David Suissa86
Yefim Bronfman87
Shelley R. Deutch Tayar87
Douglas Rushkoff90
Gloria Goldreich91
Daniel Jonah Goldhagen92
Ephraim Kishon93
Menachem Z. Rosensaft94
Robert Rabinovitch96
Naim Dangoor97
Kerri Strug98
Sir Martin Gilbert99
Deborah E. Lipstadt100
Bernard Lewis102
Part IIICovenant, Chosenness, and Faith
Senator Joe Lieberman107
Robyn J. Friedman108
Dr. David Hartman109
Eric H. Yoffie114
Sarah Levin117
Alan Dershowitz117
Rabbi Lawrence Kushner120
Felicia Lilien121
Arno Penzias122
Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann124
Shia LaBeouf126
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso127
Amos Oz131
Samantha Schram132
Rabbi Israel Meir Lau132
Leon Wieseltier134
Naomi Ragen136
Gershom Sizomu137
Michael H. Steinhardt139
Dennis Prager140
Kirk Douglas142
Dr. Richard A. Lerner143
Julius Lester144
Chaim Kramer145
Josef Joffe146
Rabbi Uri Regev148
Thane Rosenbaum152
Richard Siegel153
Michael Medved155
Jim Ball156
Rabbi Kenneth J. Leinwand157
Norman Lamm158
Larry S. Moses161
Rabbi Tony Bayfield162
Harold Kushner164
Part IVHumanity and Ethnicity
Elie Wiesel169
Samuel G. Freedman170
Jonathan Sacks173
Matt Putney175
Michelle Pearl176
Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis177
Ehud Barak181
Bernard-Henri Levy182
David Grossman185
Tovah Feldshuh186
Nadine Gordimer187
Theodore Bikel188
Judea Pearl190
Eran Rotshenker192
Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller192
Anne Roiphe194
Dr. Uri D. Herscher195
Alexander Militarev197
Part VTikkun Olam (Repairing the World) and Justice
Ruth Bader Ginsburg201
Jonathan Freedland202
Stephen H. Hoffman204
Gary Shteyngart205
Lynn Schusterman206
Rabbi Jacqueline Tabick209
David Colburn210
Judy Feld Carr212
Robin Kramer213
Richard N. Goldman215
Tullia Zevi216
Peter Yarrow217
Francine Klagsbrun221
Hanoch Greenberg222
Sjalom Awraham Soetendorp223
Alan Colmes225
Ruth W. Messinger225
Rosalie Silberman Abella227
Senator Dianne Feinstein228
Bernard Kouchner229
Zev Yaroslavsky231
Simone Veil232
Daniel Kahneman233
Rabbi Naamah Kelman234
Roger Cukierman238
Edgar M. Bronfman239
Debbie Friedman241
Acknowledgments243
Glossary245
Index of Contributors247
Credits251

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