Friday, November 18, 2005

Aaron Sorkin Talks About Being Jewish

The Jewish Forward reviews a book called "Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish" by Abigail Pogrebin:
"We find out who served time in Hebrew school (Neil Simon), and who was allowed to pass on having a bar mitzvah (Aaron Sorkin); who lights the menorah and puts up a Christmas tree (Joan Rivers), and who recites "God Bless America" at the end of his Passover Seder (Tony Kushner); who overcame his early rejection of Judaism (Edgar Bronfman Sr.), and who still feels estranged (Ruth Bader Ginsburg); who thinks Jews are the chosen people (Richard Dreyfuss), and who thinks they're just like everyone else (Don Hewitt); who turned to God in times of crisis (Fran Drescher and Jeffrey Zucker), and who tried a Buddhist master (Gene Wilder); who can't stand services (too many to list), and who flies a minyan to his vacation home for the Sabbath (Ronald O. Perelman)."

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