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That Tiresome Jewish Thing

Comment of the Week

by
Marc Tracy
May 20, 2011
(Ravi Joshi/Tablet Magazine)

(Ravi Joshi/Tablet Magazine)

Winner gets a free Nextbook Press book appropriate to his or her comment (provided he or she emails me at [email protected] with his or her mailing address).

This week’s winner is “David Sucher,” who complained, apropos Bethlehem Shoals’s column on the (non-)Jewishness of Jeff Van Gundy, “I love Tablet but the Jewish thing gets a little tiresome. No?”

Well, yes, but it’s what we do, and maybe it’s not so bad. You get Ruth Wisse’s Jews and Power, because maybe there should be even more of “the Jewish thing,” if you can imagine that.

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Jews and Power [Nextbook Press]

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.

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