Sundown: Blogger Expected More ‘Inglourious’ Kvetching
Praise, slander, and a grand slam decade
• A Beliefnet blogger wonders why he’s “not reading or hearing more from the Jewish community about the inglorious representation” of Jews in Tarantino’s latest film. [Beliefnet]
• The obvious answer: he’s not paying attention. Besides our own takedown, the Los Angeles Times rounds up a plethora of disturbed Jewish reactions to Inglourious Basterds, and Slate’s culture gabfest compares Tarantino to T.S. Eliot, in that “they’re both idiots when it comes to Jews.” [Slate]
• Martin Abramowitz, founder of Jewish Major Leaguers, Inc., says this has been the tribe’s best-ever decade on the diamond, and that “some combination of pride and performance is bringing Jewish baseball to a new level of attention in America.” [Jewish Ledger]
• Two Jewish schools in Argentina are being touted as role models for Jewish eduction. Their innovation? Making the schools good. [JTA]
• In Florida, however, a public school is facing its own religious problems: kids keep coming to school dressed as billboards for the ironically named Christian organization Dove World Outreach, in t-shirts that say “Islam is of the Devil.” [Gainesville Sun]
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