Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Introduction: The Best Medicine
1. German Lebensraum
2. Yiddish Heartland
3. The Anglosphere
4. Under Hitler and Stalin
5. Hebrew Homeland
Conclusion: When Can I Stop Laughing?
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A new documentary displays the process of conversion to Judaism.
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