"Michael Kotzin is that rare activist who is also a powerful writer...
[His] writings are dispatches from the front in the war for Jewish legitimacy."
From the preface by Yossi Klein Halevi
The essays, opinion columns, speeches, and reviews that appear in this collection mostly written between 1988 and 2013 deal with a range of subjects of central concern to the American Jewish community. Offered from the perspective of one who has been intimately involved in dealing with such issues, some of these pieces have an advocacy thrust while others are more analytic and contemplative.
Covering a dramatic, volatile quarter century in the world at large and for the Jewish people, these pieces illuminate the times in which they appeared while remaining relevant today – sometimes uncannily so.
With a foreword by Steven B. Nasatir, a preface by Yossi Klein Halevi, and an introduction and other new material by the author, this volume is thus both a fascinating record of the period it covers and a valuable resource for understanding and approaching today's challenges.