Old and Grey and Only in the Way

Earlier this week, Michael Wex, author of The Frumkiss Family Business, wrote about writing about intermarriage and being the kvetch guy. He has been blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning’s Author Blog.
I had the misfortune last night to turn on the television just as some self-appointed spokesman for today’s hip, young Jewish culture was saying that certain Jewish approaches to the outside world might have been all right, oh, for people of Mordecai Richler‘s generation, but this idea of the Jew as somehow outside of mainstream North American society was –– winced the shmendrick –– dated, as relevant to today’s Jewish experience as country music. Continue reading here.

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