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Keyword: jewess

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  • Black nativity angers Italy's "White Xmas" party

    12/14/2009 10:51:45 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies · 6,130+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec.14, 2009
    ROME (Reuters) - A nativity scene featuring a dark-skinned Jesus, Mary and Joseph that has gone on display in a Verona courthouse has created heated debate in a city with strong links to Italy's anti-immigration Northern League party. The nativity's appearance coincides with the League's controversial operation "White Christmas," a two-month sweep ending on Christmas Day to ferret out foreigners without proper permits in Coccaglio, a small League-led town east of Milan. The Christmas scene -- featuring a dark-skinned baby Jesus dressed in a red shirt and lying in a manger -- was the idea of Mario Giulio Schinaia, the...
  • The Rise and Fall—and Rise—of “Jewess”

    05/22/2008 8:18:44 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 7 replies · 133+ views
    Nextbook ^ | 05.14.08 | Daniel Krieger
    Why are twenty-first-century women reclaiming a derogatory term? In 1980, Rabbi Jacob Rader Marcus, an octogenarian scholar of Jewish history, decided to title his new book about Jewish women in America “The American Jewess.” His publisher, Ktav, told him that was out of the question because the term “Jewess” was, well, offensive. Marcus, more concerned with historical truth than political correctness, didn’t really care. He compromised on the title, calling his study The American Jewish Woman: 1654–1980, but refused to remove the term from his text. “Many Jews today deem it a ‘dirty word’ and avoid it," he writes in...