Jewish Identity: Who Is a Jew? compiles the forty-three responses to Israeli Prime Minister Ben Gurion s request in the 1950 s for opinions from Rabbis and scholars around the world, Reform to Orthodox, on the Who is a Jew (Im Yehudi) issue.
First published in 1965, this volume provided a variety of answers to a major issue in world Jewry. In 2012, it is an even more pressing issue, due to the ingathering of Jews from the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and Ethiopia, as well as the increasing rate of intermarriage in the United States and around the world.
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