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By David Baggett, Shawn E. Klein

In Harry Potter and Philosophy, seventeen philosophical specialists unencumber a few of Hogwarts' mystery panels, and discover amazing insights which are enlightening either for wizards and the main discerning muggles.

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Indb 33 introduction As with the diary, however, Holocaust memory often first appeared in literary form. In 1959, a young Jewish writer named Philip Roth published his first book, Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories, a collection that included “Eli, the Fanatic,” the story of a suburban Jewish community confronted with the presence of a group of Holocaust survivors in its midst. 86 In the United States, the event was echoed and further magnified by the December release of the film Judgment at Nuremberg.

For if, in fact, the famous Jew in American life helps determine the way Americans see all Jews, then it follows that individual Jews would take their cues from such widely disseminated images in the construction of their own sense of Jewishness. The Jewish celebrity, in short, is a source of Jewish identity for all. Thus Jewish celebrity consciousness becomes a means by which Jewish identity in this third sense is evaluated and enacted. For some, as Susan Glenn suggests by her notion of “blood logic,” Jewhooing reasserts the meaningfulness of genetics in Jewish identity, a return to seeing Jewishness in racial terms.

A key scene in 13 8/20/2012 5:04:38 PM je w hooing the sixties 14 this regard is from their 1930 film Animal Crackers, in which Chico and Harpo taunt a high-society art dealer, Roscoe W. 31 But just as Roscoe is recognized as Abie only by the Marxes, all of these celebrities were known to be Jews primarily by other Jews. To most Americans, Jack Benny seemed just as “white bread” (that is, non-ethnic) as Bob Hope. 32 For this reason, the effect of the American Jewish celebrity is multiplied inasmuch as the American Jew responds to the famous on two levels at once: both as an American and as a Jew.

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