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Turbulent Souls: A Catholic Son's Return to His Jewish Family
Turbulent Souls A Catholic Son's Return to His Jewish Family
Author: Stephen J. Dubner
Two years ago, Stephen J. Dubner wrote a cover story for the New York Times Magazine called "Choosing My Religion." It became one of the most widely discussed articles in the magazine's history. Turbulent Souls, the book that grew out of that article, is an intimate memoir of a man in search of a Jewish heritage he never knew he ha...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780688151805
ISBN-10: 0688151809
Publication Date: 11/4/1998
Pages: 320
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3.5 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow Company
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Excellant biography of a man raised Catholic by his convert parents. When he is grown he goes in search of his Jewish heritage. A must read for anyone considering converting to Judaism.
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I will not review the content of the book. Religion, faith, and our transformation because of it is an individual path and an individual choice.

As a story, I thought this was an amazing book. I felt for the individuals and couldn't stop reading to find out what came next. I felt like I became part of their journey of discovery and family. My only wish (an impossible one) is that we could have also heard the story from the perspective of Mr. Dubner's parents.
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In the midst of ordinary living, some extraordinary things happen. In this case, a man's conversion, and his relationship with his mother create an interesting, if not absorbing, story. Well written, this book takes the reader through several generations of immigrants in the United States.

One remarkable link the book explores relates to Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. That alone makes the book worth reading.
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A great book about growing up and finding out that you are someone else.


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