Two Jews, Three Opinions: A Collection of Twentieth-Century American Jewish Quotations

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From history to humor to human rights, from the diaspora to the deli, the topics covered in this compendium of quotations provide a remarkable view of Jewish life in America -- in all its variety and contradiction -- during the past one hundred years. It has been a century in which Jews have had a tremendous impact on America -- and in which America has had a great impact on the Jewish community. This collection features more than three thousand quotes, organized by subject and indexed by sources from Gloria ...
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Overview

From history to humor to human rights, from the diaspora to the deli, the topics covered in this compendium of quotations provide a remarkable view of Jewish life in America -- in all its variety and contradiction -- during the past one hundred years. It has been a century in which Jews have had a tremendous impact on America -- and in which America has had a great impact on the Jewish community. This collection features more than three thousand quotes, organized by subject and indexed by sources from Gloria Steinem to Howard Stern -- creating an intergenerational dialogue expressing not only wit and wisdom, but the experiences of day-to-day life. Unlike any other Jewish quote book available, this is an outstanding reference of memorable words as well as an unparalleled portrait of a people.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402847448
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/1/2000
  • Pages: 575

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Abortion 1
Activism 3
Affirmative Action 11
Aging 14
Alcohol 18
Aliyah 19
Anarchism 20
Angels 21
Anti-Semitism 21
Apathy 26
Arts 27
Assassinations
President John F. Kennedy 32
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 34
Senator Robert F. Kennedy 34
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin 35
Assimilation 41
Autobiography 48
Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah 50
Bible 55
Birthday 57
Black-Jewish Relations 58
Crown Heights 64
Books 66
Bosnia-Herzegovina 68
Business 69
Capital Punishment 76
Careers 78
Catskills 86
Change 89
Character 90
Christians and Jews 91
Circumcision 98
Civil Rights Movement 99
Cold War 104
Comedy 105
Communism 108
Community 109
Computers 113
Conversion 114
Courage 115
Creativity 115
Crime 116
Dating 118
Death 120
Deli 127
Denominations 128
Diaspora 132
Divorce 133
Jewish Divorce 138
Drugs 141
Dual Loyalties 143
Economics 145
Education 147
Eichmann Trial 149
Entertainment 151
Environment 153
Ethics 156
Exile 158
Experience 159
Faith 160
Fame and Celebrity 163
Families 168
Fashion 174
Feminism 175
Food 180
Frank Case 182
Freedom 184
Freedom of Speech 185
Friendship 188
Future 189
Gay and Lesbian Jews 192
Generations 195
Germany (Post-War) 197
God 199
Great Depression 207
Growing Up 209
Gulf War 211
Healing 214
Heroes 216
History 218
HIV-AIDS 220
Holidays 224
Holiness 228
Holocaust 228
Holocaust Survivors 236
Holocaust--Second Generation 238
Homosexuality 239
Hope 242
Human Rights 242
Idealism 245
Ideology 246
Illness 247
Imagination 248
Immigration 249
Intermarriage 256
International Affairs 259
Intifada 264
Israel 267
Jewish Education 289
Jewish Identity 296
Jewish Observance 313
Jewish Organizations 318
Jewish Survival 322
Journalism 328
Justice 337
Kabbalah 338
Kaddish 340
Korean War 341
Labor 342
Language 345
Law 347
Leadership 352
Liberals and Conservatives 353
Life in America 355
Literature 362
Loneliness 363
Love 363
Luck 365
Marriage 366
Meaning of Life 370
Meditation 370
Memory 372
Men and Women 376
Messiah 377
Mikvah 378
Money 379
Morality 379
Movies 381
Music 383
Names 390
Nationalism 393
Neighborhoods 393
Nonviolence 397
Nuclear Arms 398
Patriotism 400
Peace 402
Philanthropy 403
Pluralism 409
Poetry 413
Politics, Government, and Leaders 414
Pollard Case 423
Poverty 427
Power 429
Prayer 432
Prejudice 437
Prohibition 439
Psychology 440
Rabbis 444
Reality 446
Reconciliation 447
Red Scare 449
Rosenberg Trial 454
Relationships 457
Religion 459
Repentance 461
Revelation 462
Ritual 462
Romance 463
Sabbath 465
Science 469
Sex 471
Sin 474
Sixties, The 475
Soviet Jewry 477
Soviet Union 489
Space Program 491
Spirituality 492
Sports 493
Suffering 502
Synagogues 503
Television 507
Terrorism 512
Theater 516
Trial of O. J. Simpson 518
Truth 520
Twentieth Century 521
United Nations 523
Urban Life 524
Vegetarianism 526
Vietnam War 527
Violence 530
Watergate 532
Women and Judaism 534
World War I 541
World War II 543
Writing 547
Yiddish 554
Zionism 558
Index 565
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