Thursday, June 2, 2016

Op-Ed: ‘Let’s All Become Jews’

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Pamela Druckerman
Courtesy of Wild Bunch Distribution
There’s a scene in the new French film “The Jews” — a comedy about anti-Semitism — in which a fictional president describes his plan to rescue France’s economy. “Since Jews are rich and they stick together,” he tells his cabinet, “let’s all become Jews!” Ministers declare the plan “brilliant,” and the government calls a referendum on whether to make France Jewish. In the film, Mossad agents conspire to stamp out the root of anti-Semitism: the accusation that Jews killed Jesus. They send a handsome agent back in time to kill Jesus as a baby, before he can preach. (Spoiler alert: The agent ends up falling in love with Mary, and being crucified himself. [link]