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October 25, 2015
Bad Jews is a perfect play that gets us thinking and talking well into the next days. I never question my Judaism, yet clearly, without orthodox practitioners in the picture, mine is but a flimsy version not likely to withstand the torment of repression. Or would it evolve/revert under pressure? And what about this notion of "dilution"? Is there only one kind of flame-keeping? And are values and rituals enough, or do you need artifacts, too? Can we really preserve our precious distinctions and respect those of others? Good questions, complex answers. So Jewish.