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Friday, November 7, 2008

Times of London

Jewish cool, Catholic Hip, Islamic Hip-hop

By Libby Purves

October 30, 2008

We are alerted by the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle to this book about how to be a cool Jew (I thought they all were..). “When you’re a Heebster, you don’t have to work hard to be cool, you just have to be proud to be a Jew,” says journalist Lisa Alcalay Klug . The book "can be seen as part of the wave of hipster Judaism that has produced the irreverent Heeb and Guilt and Pleasure magazines, JDub Records and reggae singer Matisyahu, “Challah Back” and “Yenta” T-shirts and HeBrew Beer." As for actual religious belief and feeling, Klug is in favour...

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