Jewish identity. Perhaps, no other socio-psychological phenomena has gone through so many shifts, tribulations, elation, and changes. Jewish identity and experiences have been a source of much intellectual interest and discussion for philosophers and literary geniuses in the history of humanity, such as Hillel, St. Paul, Ibn Ezra, Maimonides, Calvin, Mann, Levinas, Herzl, etc. In this fine tradition and in the class of such geniuses, H. C. Kim has produced a volume of literature that will certainly rank among the most elite in the genre. In JEWISH AND INDIAN AND OTHER STORIES, H. C. Kim explores the complexity of Jewish identities and experiences as someone who has expert knowledge and years of research experience. Kim has held some of the most prestigious scholarships and fellowships in Israel, such as the Raoul Wallenberg Scholarship and the Lady Davis Fellowship, to investigate Jewish experiences, history, identity, and culture. Writing as an informed expert of Jewish studies, Kim proves that he is an expert storyteller as well. Kim interweaves difficult concepts and ideas into the flow of stories and makes the whole reading experience interesting and enjoyable for the reader. The reader will be drawn into the world of the short stories and will vicariously experience them. After reading the book, the reader will certainly understand the diversity and the complexity of Jewish identities around the world far better. And these enjoyable-to-read stories will bring laughter and empathetic sympathy to every reader. Reading the short stories in JEWISH AND INDIAN AND OTHER STORIES will be memorable experiences to treasure. The reader will be sure to read the stories over and over again and be initiated into deeper mysteries of symbolism, metaphor, history, and the psyche of the self.