Thin Mints and Jewish Identity

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I came across this post from Izzy Grinspan over at Jewcy on the same day that my beloved Tagalong Girl Scout cookies showed up at my door.

Grinspan takes this quote from the Wall Street Journal on the decline of Girl Scouts:

Laurel Richie will be in charge of modernizing the image of the Girl Scouts, which is viewed by many as a rigid, old-fashioned organization focused on cookie fund-raisers and campouts. “Girls think of us as outdated,” says Kathy Cloninger, chief executive of Girl Scouts of the USA. “They have stereotypes of who we are that are not right.”

and turns it into this

Laurel Richie will be in charge of modernizing the image of [Judaism], which is viewed by many as a rigid, old-fashioned organization focused on [Israel] and [intermarriage]. “[Kids] think of us as outdated,” says Kathy Cloninger, chief executive of [Hillel]. “They have stereotypes of who we are that are not right.”

See what else Judaism and Girl Scouts have in common.

Posted on March 27, 2008

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