Library Journal

“Tye has written a rich and instructive book on Jewish life around the world. Each of seven chapters addresses a unique Jewish community, including some in expected locales (Boston and Paris) and some in surprising ones (Dusseldorf, Germany and Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine). Each account is woven with a personal, anecdotal thread, as the author follows the fortunes of various Jewish families in their home cities. Tye profiles his own background to illustrate the American Jewish experience. His book is more than a personal travelog, however. Tye believes that Jewish life is thriving, even in the most unlikely places, and that there is a symbiotic relationship between Israel and the Jews around the world, at great benefit to both. This thoughtful work deserves a close reading. Recommended for medium and large libraries serving a Jewish clientele.”
Library Journal, August 2001