Who Was a Jew?
A number of years ago, I gave a lecture in Greenwich, Connecticut, at the Chabad sponsored National Jewish Retreat. The lecture focused on the topic “Who Was a Jew?” and was based on my book of the same name. Who Was a Jew, published by Ktav, surveys the halakhic literature surrounding the question of Jewish self-identity in the Second Temple Period. It examines how the Jewish-Christian schism was a result of Gentiles being the majority of Christians, and Jewish Christians (born of Jewish mothers) becoming the minority.
Also in the video, find out why – despite the book’s popularity – I didn’t become rich.