Debbie Friedman


Debbie Friedman: Why I Am a Jew

By Debbie Friedman

Singer and songwriter Debbie Friedman, who died January 9 of pneumonia, wrote this letter to Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was murdered in 2002 on assignment in Pakistan. In it she expresses her own deep connection to her faith. It was published in the 2005 anthology “I Am a Jew: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl,” and is republished here with the permission by Jewish Lights, the publisher.Read More



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