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The Jews of Hollywood

posted on October 11, 2012

For The Jewish Daily Forward, Jonathan Rosenbaum reviews Hollywood’s Chosen People: The Jewish Experience in American Cinema, edited by Daniel Bernardi, Murray Pomerance, and Hava Tirosh Samuelson. Rosenbaum finds the book, “which sets out to mark a new and challenging path of the role of Jews and their experience in Hollywood filmmaking,” to be insightful in many aspects. But Rosenbaum also questions the category of “Jew” the editors use. “Considering how slippery and elastic their definitions of ‘Jews’ can be, part of their path strikes me as familiar and questionable.”

Read at The Jewish Daily Forward