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Michael Chabon SuperJew

Michael Chabon signing his book at a book signing in 2006

The Elder of Ziyon blog took Michael Chabon to task for lecturing Jews on how to behave:

Now [Trump’s] coming after you. The question is: what are you going to do about it? If you don’t feel, or can’t show, any concern, pain or understanding for the persecution and demonization of others, at least show a little self-interest. At least show a little sechel. At the very least, show a little self-respect.

… To Ivanka Trump: Allow us to teach you an ancient and venerable phrase, long employed by Jewish parents and children to one another at such moments of family crisis: I’ll sit shiva for you. Try it out on your father; see how it goes.

Meantime, notes Elder of Ziyon, Chabon scheduled a book promotion event at exactly the time the Yom Kippur Kol Nidre services began:

Join us at the Nettlehorst Auditorium for an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon. Chabon will discuss his latest novel, Moonglow, with local author Kathleen Rooney.

Event date: 

Friday, September 29, 2017 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Event address: 

Nettelhorst Auditorium

3252 North Broadway Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657

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