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The boys and I went to our local Target.  We live in a heavily Jewish area with a good mix of Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform congregations.  We have about eight shuls, a JCC, and three Chabads in the vicinity.  I say that to process the smiles that turned to horror when some random Target shopper gazed at my boys returned their smiles...and suddenly went cold.  I can only blame it on the kippot.
   On another note, I watched Sex and the City 2.  I was shocked by the Jewish gay wedding...or was it the gay Jewish wedding officiated by Liza Minelli.  In the first few scenes, the word "Jew" was said at least forty times. Charlotte's a Jew-by-choice, Harry's a Jew,  Carrie's a Jew, as is her BFF and groom (or bride or broom). I appreciate Jew representation in film, but the sad part of some flimsy Jewish practice is that it sets a standard of belief.  So, this is what/who some people believe that we are.   Skim forward a bit, the crew ends up in Abu Dhabi.  Hmm....to modesty, the so called Jews in the movie celebrated like the last night in Sodom...while in the U.A.E. the Muslim representation beacons of modesty.  
I'm not saying that one level of observance should be represented, but to broadcast Jewishness should mean something.  Maybe the lesson is that Jews have assimilated and are no different from the next rich American sex crazed woman, but Judaism means so much more to me. Modern Hollywood Jewry is disgraceful. Maybe I'm the schmuck for expecting more content than its slim worth in entertainment value, but in this exploding political climate, one should not cry "Jew" unless you mean it. And there you have it, so much for banning idle Lashon hara. There's always the next second, another chance to start fresh.  I only wish in that fresh start, I could erase all memory of having viewed SATC 2.  I also wish to have those two and a half hours back.