Book Reviews of Roots Schmoots: Journeys Among Jews

Roots Schmoots: Journeys Among Jews
Roots Schmoots Journeys Among Jews
Author: Howard Jacobson
ISBN-13: 9780879516055
ISBN-10: 0879516054
Publication Date: 8/1/1995
Pages: 502
Edition: Reprint

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Publisher: Overlook TP
Book Type: Paperback
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Liked it a lot more than I thought I would. The "action" begins at a Catskills resort; being from the NYC area (though a gentile), it was fairly easy for me to get into the swing of things. Jacobson's treatment of "Israel's role in a 'Jewish identity'" (my terminology, not his) might seem harsh, though honest. The writing quality remains consistently high throughout, but I can't quite bring myself to give the full 5 stars; the final chapter in Lithuania seemed abrupt. Highly recommended.