Theodore Ross

Am I A Jew?

New York author spends 18 months exploring, here and in Israel, the meaning of Jewish identity.

Staff Writer

At first glance, a children’s book about Crypto-Jews in the Southwest, which tells the story of descendants of Spanish Inquisition survivors who clandestinely pass along some Jewish traditions within the religious freedom of the United States, would seem to have little in common with the adult life of Theodore Ross, a Jewish New Yorker. 

“I lived a minor sort of double life,” Theodore Ross writes
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