This is a rather grandiloquent title for a book designed to answer, simply and in some detail, the question: What is a Jew? Rabbi Brasch gives that answer ably, explaining not only the beliefs, but also the spirit of the Jewish religion -- its genesis, its books, its language, its traditions and customs, and its symbols. A final chapter -- an appendix, really -- serves as a catchall for some fascinating bits of miscellenea, such as the origin of Jewish family names, and the search for the Lost Tribes. The author writes primarily for non-Jews, and he is at pains to destroy some of the age-old myths that persist: that the Jews are not a race, for instance, or that the Pharisees were a ""stiff-necked"" and hypocritical sect. In the same spirit, he cites the manifestations, in the Christian churches, of the Judaic tradition, both in doctrine and in ritual, thereby bringing to light a cultural bond that too often escapes both Jew and Gentile. An enlightening and enlightened work, suitable both for reading and for reference, which should be in every religious collection.