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26 July 2010

Shaul Magid,1 reviewing a sociological study of ArtScroll, remarks:

Indeed, the new Conservative Etz Hayyim is arguably a response to the Stone Chumash the way the Beach Boys “Pet Sounds”(1966) was a response to the Beatles’ “Rubber Soul” (1965).

1 I recall meeting Rabbi Magid at Michael Carasik’s Shabbat table, and now that I know he writes all this stuff on the intarwebs, I will have to look for more of it. Hey, look: “Shaul Magid’s controversial thesis that American Judaism is dominated by three dogmas: pro-Israelism, the uniqueness of the Holocaust, and the war against intermarriage.” That’s controversial?