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Punk Princesses:  Jews With Attitude


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/punk_princesses_jews_with_attitude_20051209

There were always Jews in punk, even before there was punk. "It really begins with Lenny Bruce," says Steven Beeber, whose new book "The Heebie Jeebies at CBGBs: A Secret History of Jewish Punk," will be published next year by A Capella Books. "Bruce sort of epitomizes the attitude, the whole smart-ass, clever truth-telling." In fact, the punk attitude is also a Jewish attitude that begins with the midrash, in which Abram smashes all but one of his father's household idols and blames the sole survivor for the wreckage.

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