An astounding talent and success - no matter her religious beliefs - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ben Ya'acov
    • 10.07.13 | 22:28 (IDT)

    She was a fantastic singer. She was British and, like most Britons today, she probably had no religious beliefs. She was descended from a Jewish community that had suffered because of their religion - and that is what should be the interest of the museum. But it seems odd that they should seek out evidence of her own rteligious faith. As far as I can see the majority of jews in the "Jewish State" have no obvious religious beliefs. Surely the success to be celebrated is that, after centuries of exclusion, a nice jewish girl could integrate into and become a star of the UK popular music scene.  Outside the museum we are celebrating her enormous talent - with no thought for her religion or parentage!

    from the article: Remembering Amy Winehouse as the Jew she was not
    First published 17:15 09.07.13 | Last updated 13:29 09.07.13
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