Defamation

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3 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Meet Yoav Shamir—the Israeli Michael Moore, who marches through the power centers of the U.S. and his homeland to challenge the religious orthodoxy. Concerned about escalating charges of anti-Semitism in the Jewish press, he interviews a host of Hebraic activists: those who profit from the resulting outrage at the Anti-Defamation League; Israeli students who have been taught that they risk being attacked at any moment; and moderate rabbis who claim that the word defamation is synonymous with criticizing Israeli policy. Like Moore’s modus, Shamir’s stroll is sloppy, but his willingness to tip sacred cows is truly courageous.—S. James Snyder

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