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Generation J

3.43 of 5 stars 3.43  ·  rating details  ·  53 ratings  ·  6 reviews
"I'm not alone. I am part of a generation of fragmented Jews. We're in a kind of limbo. We're suspended between young adulthood and middle age, between Judaism and atheism, between a desire to believe in religion and a personal history of skepticism. Call us a bunch of searchers. Call us post-Holocaust Jews. Call us Generation J."

Generation J is the ambivalent generation:
Paperback, 176 pages
Published August 22nd 2000 by HarperOne (first published August 18th 1999)
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Very honest and heartfelt journal of sorts written by a woman who was born Jewish, but never quite understood what that meant until it came knocking on the door of her heart. It's funny and a little shocking at times, but we get to know how she feels and why, and she takes us through the steps that helped her regain her true self.

I found it intriguing that she compares herself to a convert to Judaism in that there were many things about Jewish life that she knew nothing about, even though she w
Witty, easy-to-read account of one woman's search for her Jewish identity. I don't know that I learned much from it, but it was reassuring to see some of my questions reflected in her journey.
This is a facinating book of essays about what it means to have a Jewish identity. Written by an "uncomfortable Jew" married to a "lapsed Unitarian," and very thought provoking.
Really liked this book. Easy to read. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was the author could have documented her sources a little more clearly.
May 15, 2007 Jpo added it
um, better than I thought it would be.

read it in about 5 minutes.
Theresa Cassiack
Sep 06, 2007 Theresa Cassiack rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: great for every jew and non jew
an intimate look at one womans life exploring her heritage
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