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But there is a difference here: When Jewish children are murdered, Arabs celebrate the deed. The death of an Arab child is no cause for celebration in Israel.
I get invited to an awful lot of Jewish functions.
Today, Jewish defense is an accepted thing.
For I firmly believe that Jewish life, indeed any communal life, can only be organized according to democratic principles.
I don't think I ever really knew the right words to 'Hava Nagilah,' which isn't great for a Jewish singer.
Life has to be protected. It is precarious. I would even go so far as to say that precarious life is, in a way, a Jewish value for me.
There's a charm, there's a rhythm, there's a soul to Jewish humor. When I first saw Richard Pryor perform, I told him, 'You're doing a Jewish act.'
It is written in the Jewish law book, the Talmud, that only the Jew is human, that Gentiles are only animals.
For a Jewish guy, I've recorded a lot of Christmas albums.
Larry Hart and Dick Rodgers were both bright Jewish boys from Manhattan who at one point or another went to Columbia, but there the similarity in their backgrounds ends.
It is impossible to have a Jewish, democratic state and at the same time to control all of Eretz Israel. If we insist on fulfilling the dream in its entirety, we are liable to lose it all. Everything. That is where the extremist path takes us.
A Confucian or Jewish love of learning would gain minorities far more than any affirmative action laws we might pass.
I'm just a simple Jewish boy from the Bronx.
It's very clear from Biblical history and Jewish history that Jewish monotheism wasn't developed in an instant, that it became gradually the accepted norm. But undoubtedly, Jewish ancestors were polytheists.
I'm comfortable being old... being black... being Jewish.
I'm a Jewish born-again Christian.
There is a Jewish tradition of family, too, but then not all Italian or Jewish families are close.
I'm basically an Upper West Side Jewish writer.
Despite a large body of work in films, TV, theatre and concerts, I am viewed by many as a Jewish artist. I do not resent the label, except for the fact that I disapprove of labels in general.
A challenge to the right of Israel to exist can be construed as a challenge to the existence of the Jewish people only if one believes that Israel alone keeps the Jewish people alive or that all Jews invest their sense of perpetuity in the state of Israel in its current or traditional forms.
I grew very skeptical of certain kind of Jewish separatism in my youth. I mean, I saw the Jewish community was always with each other; they didn't trust anybody outside. You'd bring someone home, and the first question was, 'Are they Jewish, are they not Jewish?'
Maybe there's something about the outsiderness of being Jewish that makes for a fiery feminist type.
Under Hitler it was the entrepreneurial and professional classes who were the first victims of Nazi boycotts and exclusion. Today it is Israel, the most powerful symbol of Jewish national resurgence in two millennia.
I thought of such Christian inventions as the ghetto and the Jewish badge of shame. The Nazis didn't have to go very far to pick up their know-how.
Working with the Jewish community is essential to me and what I stand for.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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