Jewishness Gets Americanized, Lox, Schlock, and Pickle Barrel

By Bethamie Horowitz

Forward Association, December 2, 2005

By comparing the American Jewish Community to the bagel, the author asserts that being Jewish has developed into an enviable style, trend, and social status. The author explains that due to the countless variations of a bagel, the original, plain bagel has become lost in a sea of trendy, fad-type variations. In a similar manner, "Jewishness" has morphed into a form of branding simply defined by bagels and lox, rather than original, meaningful, Jewish values.

Topic: Continuity, Culture, Jewish Identification, Modernity, Jewish Continuity

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

Editor: Goldberg, J.J.

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Genre: Newspaper

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Horowitz, Bethamie. Jewishness Gets Americanized, Lox, Schlock, and Pickle Barrel. Jewish Daily Forward. Forward Association. 2 December 2005:


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