How did Carter lose the 1980 Democratic Primary in New York — to a senator from Massachusetts, of all places?
This was not just a play where the characters spoke Yiddish to each other; it was steeped in Yiddishkeit, the traditional Jewish way of life.
“Messiah in America”, now available in English, skewers capitalism, discrimination and an unfair immigration policy.
“Fear has been resolved. Into acceptance, even attraction. The German has become a magician, who possesses the secret of order.”
The modern Jewish lobby emerged at the turn of the century to help shape immigration law.
But in a bid to capture everything and keep things real, a certain falseness creeps in.
If you overlook her many tattoos, you might mistake her for an early Israeli settler on the beach in Tel Aviv.
He was an original, an individualist, both in his life and his work.
“I knew I was a Jew because they would not let me forget I was a Jew,” Ellison once said.
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