We are so common now, we outnumber regular jews. Madeline Albright, Lenny Kravitz, Paul Newman Sara Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lisa Bonet, Kevin Kline, Courtney Love, Sean Penn, Harrison Ford are just a few famous hybrids. According to two books, A Daughter’s Search for Her Family’s Buried Past and The Half Jewish Book, American half Jews face some common challenges and share some character traits. But in my experience each family has its own distinctive take on these complexities. Some struggle. Some don’t.