In the Diaspora

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-Jude Stewart says that R.B. Kitaj tried to show us what “Diasporist art looks like.â€? (Nextbook)

-Reuven Hammer makes the case that “American Jewry is vibrant. In many ways Israel could learn from it,� rather than the standard Israeli attitude of “looking down upon U.S. Jewry and patronizing it.� (The Jerusalem Post)

-Michael Berenbaum gives an appreciation of Tom Lantos as an “exemplar of Jewish values.� (Haaretz)

-Some Jewish takes on the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life report:

-Gary Rosenblatt writes that the causes of the “deepening …divisions between Orthodox Jews and the rest of American Jewry are, not only in religious practice and belief but in ideological, social and political terms.� (The Jewish Week)

-Now that America’s Iranian Jews have decided that it’s safe to register to vote, some are looking to raise their profile in the public domain. (Forward)

-In a new production of Fiddler on the Roof, the woman who plays Yeta says she has never actually met anyone Jewish. (Forward)

-No Tam Tams or Manischewitz Passover Thin Tea Matzo, Yolk Free Egg Matzo, White Grape Matzo, Concord Grape Matzo, Thin Unsalted Matzo, Shmura Matzo, or Spelt Matzo for you this Pesach. (NJ Jewish News)

Posted on March 4, 2008

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