Most portrayals of Jews in fiction are weak. It doesn’t matter if they’re on television, the stage or in print, Jewish characters seem to fall into a few broad classes. Token Jews show up for ethnic diversity. Sometimes, nothing about them seems Jewish other than the mention that they are. Sometimes, they drip Yiddishisms and Jewish steriotypes, but their purpose is to be Jewish, not to convey anything about Jews other than the fact that they’re different.
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TV interview on Rising Antisemitism in “Ethical Perspectives on the News” by the Inter-Religious Council of Linn County. Featuring Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz and Lisa Heineman, Professor of the University of Iowa.
We are introducing a page where we can experiment: jLab. It is a page with blog posts about creative, fun, interesting or random Jewish or congregation-related topics. It is basically a online place where you can post anything that does not fit in the regular structure of this website. The only two rules are: you […]
Jewish communities and synagogues across the country are standing in unflinching solidarity with the Etz Chaim (Tree of Life) Synagogue in Pittsburgh by participating in the #ShowUpForShabbat initiative. As the leadership of the synagogue is strategizing over long-term security questions, we have committed to have police security for the short-term this Shabbat.