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Am I a Jew? lost tribes, lapsed Jews, and one man"s search for himself by Ted Ross

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Published by Hudson Street Press in New York, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Jewish Christians,
  • Jews,
  • Crypto-Jews,
  • Interviews,
  • Return to Orthodox Judaism,
  • Identity

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementTheodore Ross
LC ClassificationsDS143 .R585 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25247509M
ISBN 109781594630958
LC Control Number2012010160

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