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“Perhaps it took someone coming from Pogrebin's starting point to conceptualize this project and lend an empathetic (and disarming) ear to her subjects. ”

—The Forward

Stars of David
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Stars of David

Prominent Jews talk about being Jewish

Sixty-one of the most accomplished Jews in America speak intimately-most for the first time-about how they feel about being Jewish, the influence of their heritage, the weight and pride of their history, the burdens and pleasures of observance, the moments they’ve felt most Jewish (or not). In unusually candid interviews conducted by former 60 Minutes producer Abigail Pogrebin over the course of eighteen months, celebrities ranging from Sarah Jessica Parker to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Larry King to Mike Nichols, reveal how being Jewish fits into their public and most private lives. This book of vivid, personal portraits reveals how the experience of being Jewish is amplified by fame and also how the author’s evolving Jewish identity was changed by what she heard.