Stars of David: Promi­nent Jews Talk About Being Jewish

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May 20, 2014
Stars of David: Promi­nent Jews Talk About Being Jew­ish by Abi­gail Pogre­bin | Jew­ish Book Coun­cil­Six­ty-two of the most accom­plished Jews in Amer­i­ca speak inti­mate­ly — most for the first time — about how they feel about being Jew­ish. In unusu­al­ly can­did inter­views con­duct­ed by for­mer 60 Min­utespro­duc­er Abi­gail Pogre­bin, celebri­ties rang­ing from Sarah Jes­si­ca Park­er to Supreme Court Jus­tice Ruth Bad­er Gins­burg, from Lar­ry King to Mike Nichols, reveal how res­o­nant, cru­cial or inci­den­tal being Jew­ish is in their lives. The con­nec­tions they have to their Jew­ish her­itage range from hours in syn­a­gogue to bagels and lox; but every per­son speaks to the weight and pride of their Jew­ish his­to­ry, the bur­dens and plea­sures of obser­vance, the moments they’ve felt most Jew­ish (or not). This book of vivid, per­son­al con­ver­sa­tions uncov­ers how being Jew­ish fits into a pub­lic life, and also how the author’s evolv­ing reli­gious iden­ti­ty was changed by what she heard.

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