Screening American Jewish Diversity

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San Diego Jewish World

Movie-Made Jews: An American Tradition, by Helene Meyers: Rutgers University Press © 2021; ISBN 9781978821880; paperback; 236 pages; $34.95. By Laurie Baron Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO — Helene Meyer’s book Movie-Made Jews explores how films mirror and shape the diverse identities embraced by contemporary American Jewry. Readers of the Jewish feminist magazine Lilith and the Jewish Women’s Archive Blog will be familiar with Meyers’ insightful movie reviews. Here on a bigger canvas, she analyzes documentaries and feature films that venture beyond common cinematic stereotypes of American Jews to dram…

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