Autobiography of Ira Eisnestein
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, Mordecai Kaplan's closest collaborator, describes the emergence of Reconstructionism 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.