OPINION The Eighth Jewish Child - for Caryl Churchill

A response to the play 'Seven Jewish Children', currently appearing at the Royal Court Theatre in London.

In response to "Seven Jewish Children," written by Caryl Churchill, and condemned by Howard Jacobson, supported by Jacqueline Rose, and labeled a "blood libel" by Melanie Phillips.

"Tell her that it's more complicated than that.Tell her that we love Israel.Tell her that we hate Israel.

Tell her that Israel is in our veins, like oxygen, like a virus, like an antibody.

Tell her that to be Jewish is far more than watching the news and looking for balance, and far more than being a Zionist, and far more than just praying to God."

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