Herbert J. Lerner
By Herbert J. Lerner
The Bible Is Packed With Tough Guy Jews
This article was originally published in the Forward on August 8, 1997. In his eagerness to embrace what he terms Judaism’s “sissy heritage” (“Deconstructing the Jewish Man,” June 27), Daniel Boyarin seems to deliberately ignore another, equally valid side of the Jewish heritage that happens not to fit his ideology. The Zionist “tough guy” machismo…
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