Arms for Images

By Ari Y. Kelman

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, November 2009

The author argues that American Jews like their guns at a distance. He describes the depiction of the "new Jew" in film during the last 50 years, using such examples as the 1960 film "Exodus," Spielberg's "Munich" and Adam Sandler's "Zohan," in which characters embody America's collective ambivalence around the meaning of Israel and its occupation. In all cases, the films reflect the idea that Jews and guns belong over there, not over here.

Topic: Movies, Culture, Violence, Film, Israel Attachment, Crime

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.40/no.664

Page Number(s): 12-13

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kelman, Ari Y. Arms for Images. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. November 2009: 12-13. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6956


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