THE JEWISH CONNECTION by M. Hirsh Goldberg

THE JEWISH CONNECTION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln's chiropodist was Jewish? Do you care? Goldberg succeeds in reducing 5000-some years of achievement, suffering, and oddsagainst survival to a TV game show called Name That Jew. When not resurrecting obscure landsmen, he's reminding us that the Bible (Jewish!) is a biggie, that Jesus was circumcised, and that--here we go again--Freud, Marx, and Einstein were. . . yes, Jews! ""FACT: The original pizza had a surprising Jewish ingredient"" . . . ""FACT: Adolf Hitler thought he was Jewish"" . . . ""FACT: A Jew once owned one-fourth of Russia's railroads."" FACT: Goldberg's Believe It or Not is tastelessly, oafishly chauvinistic, demeaning to Jews, and cannon fodder for anti-Semites. The reductio ad absurdum of the Jews-will-read-anything-about-Jews publishing imperative.

Pub Date: Nov. 15th, 1976
Publisher: Stein & Day