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Mocking Stereotypes for ‘Olympic’ Glory

While the world is glued to Michael Phelps’s latest athletic feats and people are still taking about Jewish wonder Jason Lezak, who on Monday swam the fastest leg in the history of the 4×100-meter Olympic freestyle relay, the closest most American Jews are to making a chlorinated splash this summer is at sleep-away camp, a Jewish Community Center or shul.

Not one to shy (or, rather, Shylock) away from Jewish stereotypes, athletic or otherwise, Heeb Magazine plunges back into that virtual kiddie pool known as YouTube with its second satirical Jew-lympic event, this time promising not the glory of gold, but of copper.


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