Jewish Connection

Jewish Connection

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam USA
  • New York, United States
  • 0553108700
  • 9780553108705

Review Text

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln's chiropodist was Jewish? Do you care? Goldberg succeeds in reducing 5000-some years of achievement, suffering, and oddsagainst survival to a TV game show called Name That Jew. When not resurrecting obscure landsmen, he's reminding us that the Bible (Jewish!) is a biggie, that Jesus was circumcised, and that - here we go again - Freud, Marx, and Einstein were. . . yes, Jews! "FACT: The original pizza had a surprising Jewish ingredient" . . . "FACT: Adolf Hitler thought he was Jewish" . . . "FACT: A Jew once owned one-fourth of Russia's railroads." FACT: Goldberg's Believe It or Not is tastelessly, oafishly chauvinistic, demeaning to Jews, and cannon fodder for anti-Semites. The reductio ad absurdum of the Jews-will-read-anything-about-Jews publishing imperative. (Kirkus Reviews)show more