"I am Jewish: Personal Reflections
Inspired by the
Last Words of Daniel Pearl"
Dear Mr. Dangoor,
It is a great pleasure for us to inform you that the final,
copy of the book "I am Jewish" is now at the printer,
copies will be available in bookstores by late January.
The complete title now reads: "I am Jewish: Personal
Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl". We would
like to thank
you formally for your contribution to this unique volume.
"I Am Jewish" contains close to 150 contributions
from Jews in twelve
countries around the world; a complete list is enclosed
below. We are
very proud of the final result, and we hope that you will
be pleased to be included in it. Initial reaction from advance
reviewers has been excellent, for it is rare indeed to find
such combination of depth, inspiration and diversity all
assembled in one volume. Some reviewers even see it as a
and most appropriate Jewish response to Mel Gibson's controversial
movie, "The Passion", sheduled for release February
At this point, Ruth and I are working closely with Jewish
publisher, to bring attention to the book and its message
so that the benefits of your thoughts will impact
the broadest possible audience.
To accomplish this, we are trying to place excerpts in
newspapers and magazines, in particular. Some contributors
already asked for permission to publish their own pieces
through their own media contacts, and we would encourage
you to do
so starting in February. (As each individual contribution
copyrighted in the name of the author, no formal permission
required from us for you to republish the material.) However,
do this, please include the following reference to the
book and let
us know where your contribution will appear.
--------------Reference, Example 1 -------------------
Excerpted from "I Am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired
Last Words of Daniel Pearl", edited by Judea and Ruth
(Jewish Lights, 2004, http://www.jewishlights.com/books/837.html)
--------------------Reference, Example 2 -----------------
The last words of Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl,
who was murdered by terrorists in Pakistan were: "I
For the second anniversary of his death, Daniel Pearl's
Professor Judea and Ruth Pearl, asked famous and not-so-famous
around the world to write a short essay on what being Jewish
them. The inspiring result, "I Am Jewish: Personal
Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl", was recently
by Jewish Lights (<http://www.jewishlights.com/> ).
This essay is an excerpt from that book.
In addition, if there are any media contacts you would
like us to
approach concerning the book or your contribution to it,
us know. We will make good and appropriate use of the information.
We are pleased to note that public discussions of the book
are planned in New York City (February 24,
92nd Y, www.92y.org) and Los Angeles (April 27, Skirball
Cultural Center, www.skirball.org). We hope that such meetings
will spread to other communities and will spark a broad,
on-going discussion of our collective identity.
As you know, all royalties earned by this book will go
support the Daniel Pearl Foundation (www.danielpearl.org).
which works to shape a saner world and a stronger Jew.
Happy Hanukkah and, again, our thanks for your contribution.
Very truly yours,
Judea & Ruth Pearl
FINAL LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
W. Michael Blumenthal
Edgar M Bronfman
Angela Warnick Buchdahl
Judy Feld Carr
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Dr. Norman Lamm
Israel Meir Lau
Deborah E. Lipstadt
A. B. Yehoshua
plus 10 young people in their teens.
USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands,
Russia, Malta, Uganda, South Africa, Israel
for further book description.
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