Autobiography of Ira Eisenstein
Originally published in 1986, this book is a personal account of a pivotal period in American Jewish life written by Ira Eisenstein, the "late" principal organizer of the Reconstructionist movement.
Eisenstein, the closest collaborator of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, describes the emergence of Reconstructionist Judaism and the struggle of second generation American Jews to enter mainstream America. By looking back on his experiences with wisdom and wit, Eisenstein offers a sage perspective on current Jewish life in America.
The re-printed version features a brilliant new foreword by Rabbi Richard Hirsh.