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You went up to be examined with the other Jewish children, your heart heavy about that matter of your nose.
You heard on all sides that the brightest Jewish children were turned down if the examining officers did not like the turn of their noses.
There is never a Jewish community without its scholars, but where Jews may not be both intellectuals and Jews, they prefer to remain Jews.
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There are more ways of killing a cat than drowning it in butter; but this is the sort of thing (as the proverb indicates) we overlook: there are more ways of outraging speech than contradiction merely.
J. L. Austin
June 13, 1881
May 15, 1949
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