ReviewsWonderfully entertaining, eminently readable, and mind-blowingly informative! Cave and Cohn-Sherbok are not afraid to ask the difficult and sensitive questions about Jews, Judaism and Israel. The format of light-hearted banter and the inclusion of witty, amusing cartoons ensure that readers are swept along from one controversial topic to another, learning much but, at the same time, left to form their own opinions on a vast array of pertinent, if often perplexing and seemingly unsolvable, issues. A book of beguiling subtleties that demonstrates the authors’ comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of their subject!
Professor Martin O'Kane, University of Wales Trinity St David
Lively and light approach to some very protracted issues...attractive format, with a dialogical text interspersed with illustrations and humor ...thoughtful introduction to a complex issue, nicely broken down into some of the most central arguments.
Professor Oliver Leaman, Professor of Philosophy and Zantker Professor of Judaic Studies at University of Kentucky
Any book which poses difficult questions on Jews and Judaism is bound to be controversial. This challenging debate between a rabbi and a philosopher, including some intriguing role reversals, does not disappoint.
Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet, Formerly Principal of Leo Baeck College, London
We can all learn more about Judaism and there is nowhere better than here: the book approaches serious subjects such as why Jews are hated, what significance Israel has for Judaism and a two-state solution, yet all accompanied by a light touch, sensitive disagreement and (crucial to Judaism) Jewish jokes.
The Very Christopher Lewis, Formerly Dean of Christ Church, Oxford
Take two smart fellows educated in philosophy and theology, give them a seemingly simple question--'What is a Jew'--and then sit back and watch them spin web upon web of complexity. It is to laugh. Not to mention, to learn a great deal in the process.
Daniel M Klein, bestselling author of fiction, non-fiction and humour
Thought provoking and evocative, and may even offend some. Nonetheless, it offers space for readers to question and to quarrel, and to criticize and commiserate with people on both side of the Palestinian-Israeli dividing line.