Reading Between the Lines: How Amos Oz Views Jewish Identity

In their jointly written investigation into the defining essence of the Jewish people, the father-and-daughter team of Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger come up with definition so reductive that one may end up no wiser regarding who’s a member of the club.

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Jews and Words, by Amos Oz and Fania Oz-SalzbergerYale University Press, 232 pages, $25A lively, often charming combination of history, mythical narrative, illuminating literary analyses, and jokes, this book...