Saturday, 26 February 2011

Aint that the case!

I am enjoying a book which is entitled “Manhattan 1945”. It was written by the famed travel writer and historian Jan Morris, and published by the John Hopkins University Press in 1998.

Jan Morris first visited Manhattan in 1953 (?) and her book reflects the “Manhattan that was” at the end of World War II.

Jan quotes the following delicious anecdote (from the 1961 book “Children of the Golden Ghetto”):

A Jewish parent is reported to have said “I don’t want my children to get too much religious training - just enough to know what religion they aren’t observing”. 

Aint that the case! 

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