Why Be Jewish? A Guide for Discovering and Maintaining Jewish Traditions and Values addresses the question raised by millions of Jews for whom traditional/religious Judaism doesn't work: "Why should I remain a Jew?" Richard D. Bank addresses the question of why be a Jew in the first place, and provides information that enables the reader to maintain his or her Jewish identity in a way suited for the individual. In addition to suggesting a return to the essence of being Jewish-an emphasis on a oneness and unity to the world-and recognizing there are many ways to express this, Why be Jewish? offers a cornucopia of resources to reinforce one's Jewish identity.
Richard D. Bank, an attorney and author, has published numerous articles and essays on topics of Jewish interest as well as The Everything Judaism Book and The Everything Jewish History and Heritage Book. Richard Bank is a past president of the Jewish Children's Folkshul and served as vice-chairman of B'nai Brith Youth Organization-Philadelphia Region.