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The conversion of the Jews

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Yakov Blotnik’s old mind hobbled slowly, as if on crutches, and though he couldn’t decide precisely what the boy was doing on the roof, he knew it wasn’t good-that is, it wasn’t-good-for-the-Jews. For Yakov Blotnik life had fractionated itself simply: things were either good-for-the-Jews or no-good-for-the-Jews.

Philip Roth, “The Conversion of the Jews” (1959)

As an outsider to American Judaism, let me trepedatiously propose a kind of informal syllogism:

(1) The Republican party is rapidly going fascist

(2) Fascism is bad for the Jews

(3) Jewish organizations should not support Republicans.

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