May 12 2010

Kagan’s Jewish Quotient

The following article has been excerpted from the Tablet, with contributor Marc Tracy depicting the nomination as “an ethnic moment”. Our book, “The Golden Age of Jewish Achievement” is indeed referenced again below.

This felt a little different, right? Sorta our Nominee? New York Upper West Side (probably liberal) Jewish, the socialist summer camps and the father with the Ben Shahn drawings (OK maybe not all of that).

Anyway, a quick look at how some of Kagan’s cultural cues were covered. Continue reading

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May 12 2010

Kagan Seen as Brilliant, Affable and a Mystery

In the article below, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency discusses the story of Ms. Elena Kagan, a “steady, strategic and tactical” Jewish achiever and obvious notable addition for our section of ‘High Achievers and Other Interesting People ‘. “The Golden Age of Jewish Achievement” author Steven L. Pease was also interviewed about Ms. Kagan, noting that “…a third Jewish justice was not remarkable. Ms. Kagan would be seen as getting the job on her merits.

In the Jewish community Saperstein, the head of the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center , apparently is not alone.

Community reaction to Obama’s selection of Kagan, the U.S. solicitor general, is enthusiastic until officials consider what it is, exactly, she stands for.

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