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34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]

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John Birch Society California 1972 Dick, Philip K. The Dark-Haired Girl. Willimantic, CT: Mark V. Ziesing (1988; c. 1972); pg. 90. "Tessa's father, by the way, is a former chapter Leader of the John Birch Society. She understand all this; as a kid she was a Commie Cruncher and watched members of the illegal Minuteman guerilla army in this area working on their guns, silencers, etc., in her family's house. " [More.]
John Birch Society USA 2015 Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 25. "His captors would say... that the beard proved he was a Castro-inspired Communist and his cards of the John Birth Society forgeries or worse. "
John Birch Society USA 2015 Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 38. "He wished he were back doing second-rate summer stock near Chicago, or haranguing a 'guns-south' Birch splinter group... "
John Birch Society USA 2015 Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 95. "Don Guillermo Walker sped in the Araizas' launch out of Lake Nicaragua into the San Juan River... Sic temper all leftists! At last he had really graduated from the namby-pamby John Birch Society! "
John Birch Society world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 208. "We have seen (but no longer own) a John Birch Society publication arguing that the alliance between the Hashishim and the Knights Templar was consummated...
Ju-Bu world 1964 Kagan, Norman. "The Mathenauts " in Laughing Space (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. (1982; 1st pub Galaxy, 1964); pg. 89. "Ed Goldwasser got religion. Zen-Buddhism is pretty orthodox these days, yet somehow he found it suited him. "
Juche Korea, North 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 194. "'You see,' said Dr. Kim, 'my people live in a nation under siege. Only the presence of the United States Army deters the armies of the North from overrunning us and stealing what we have built. We need the American military backstop, and we need to expand economic enterprise, on the communist frontier. We present a dramatic contrast to the communist regime of Kim Il Sung, who has turned his country into a massive concentration camp. " [More about Sung's North Korean regime, often called Communist, but known locally as 'Juche', not in DB.]
Juche Korea, North 2025 Cool, Tom. Infectress. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 89. "Jon scoffed. 'You ever read George Orwell's 1984?... You should read it. There's this totalitarian state where everybody is monitored constantly. Well, not constantly. Everyone is almost always in the range of microphones and cameras--'

Scott chuckled. 'Sounds like Taradyne!'

'Exactly,' Joe said. 'I remembered the book when we wired Meta for vision, so I reread it. In the book, there's not enough manpower to watch all the monitors all the time, but the people never know when they're being watched, so they have to keep poker faces and toe the party line all the time. Now imagine a totalitarian state that had Meta--or a bunch of Metas--that could watch everyone all the time. That could make reasoned decisions about their behavior. A state like Stalin's Russia, or Ceaucescu's Rumania, or Kim Il Sung's Korea, or Bao Dung's China.' "

Judaism Afghanistan -209 B.C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Shield of Time. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 48. "'What more? Any strangers who called themselves Libyans, Egyptians, Jews, Armenians, Scythians--any kind of exotic--but didn't' seem quite to fit the nationality?'

'...there was a man from Jerusalem, let me think, about three months ago...' "

Judaism Alabama 1974 Disch, Thomas M. Camp Concentration. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1968); pg. 7. "Perhaps Andrea is right; perhaps I should leave the war to the politicians and propagandists--the experts, as they are called. (Just so, Eichmann was noted as an 'expert' on the Jewish problem. After all, he spoke Yiddish!) "
Judaism Alabama 1993 Ellison, Harlan. Mefisto in Onyx. Shingletown, CA: Mark. V. Ziesing Books (1993); pg. 59. "That institution for the betterment of the human race, the Organized Church, has a name for it. From the fine folks at Catholicism, Lutheranism, Baptism, Judaism, Islamism, Druidism... "
Judaism Argo 2179 Sawyer, Robert J. Golden Fleece. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 68. [Aboard the starship Argo.] "The Place of Worship on level 11 wasn't more than an empty room, really. We didn't have the space to provide a dedicated church or synagogue or mosque or other specialized hall. Instead, this simple chamber, with seating for 500, served as called upon. "
Judaism Argo 2179 Sawyer, Robert J. Golden Fleece. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 100. Pg. 100: "Bet Joel took it... What else? Brown socks. Or were they blue, but covered in mud? Oh well. They matched anyway. Shorts--not the good ones for Hebrew school, either...' " [Aaron, one of the main characters in novel, is Jewish. Some refs. not in DB, but most are. Not extensive treatment of the subject.]
Judaism Argo 2179 Sawyer, Robert J. Golden Fleece. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 107. "...others in their native tongues: Algonquin, Esperanto, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Kurdish, Mandarin... "
Judaism Arizona 2015 Clarke, Arthur C. 3001: The Final Odyssey. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 134. Pg. 134: "'...As it happened, our local rabbi was an amateur conjurer, and gave public demonstrations showing exactly how it was done. Didn't make the slightest difference; the faithful said that their man's magic was real, and the rabbi was just jealous.' "; Pg. 135: "'I'm certain that Rabbi Berenstein was sincere--and he was one of the sanest men I ever knew, as well as one of the finest...' "
Judaism Asia 1980 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 38. "The source religion of Western Asia is unknown, but certain similar themes run through Buddhism, Brahmanism and Hinduism of India, and Mithraism, Zoroastrianism and Judaism of Asia Minor, suggesting that there was once a common body of information. "
Judaism Australia 2100 Lawson, Chris. "Written in Blood " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 211. "'Listen to me, daughter. I could show them the crib sheet and explain it to them, but then they would know the code, which is a terrifying possibility. There are people who have tried to design illnesses that attack only Jews or only blacks, but so far they have failed. The reason why they have failed is that there is no serological marker for black or Jewish blood. Now we stupid Muslims, and I count myself among the fools, have identified ourselves. In my blood is a code that says that I am a Muslim, not just by birth, but by active faith. I have marked myself. I might as well walk into a neo-Nazi rally wearing a Star of David.' "
Judaism Australia: Canberra 2437 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 139. "He and Robin peered through the window. Thirty worshipers of assorted faiths were celebrating the New year with a combined and highly illegal service... 'No wonder the mouse is man-trapped,' Foyle said. 'Filthy practices like that. Look, they've got a priest and a rabbi, and that thing behind them is a crucifix.' "
Judaism Austria 1896 Bova, Ben. "Inspiration " in Twice Seven. New York: Avon Books (1998; c. 1994); pg. 19. Pg. 19: "The waitress bustled across the patio to our table. 'When is this Jew [Albert Einstein] leaving?' she hissed at me, eyes blazing with fury. 'I won't have him stinking up our cafe any longer!' ";

Pg. 20: "The waitress watched him too. 'Filthy Jew. They're everywhere! They get themselves into everything.'

'That will be quite enough from you,' I said as sternly as I could manage.

She glared at me and headed back for the bar.

Wells looked more puzzled than annoyed, even after I explained what had happened.

'It's their country, after all,' he said, with a shrug of his narrow shoulders. 'If they don't want to mingle with Jews, there's not much we can do about it, is there?' " [Other refs., pg. 21-25. The rude waitress turns out to be the mother of Adolf Hitler.]

Judaism Austria 1896 Bova, Ben. "Inspiration " in Twice Seven. New York: Avon Books (1998; c. 1994); pg. 25. "The six-year-old's eyes went wide with terror as his mother let her threat dangle in the air between them.

'Scrub that table good, Adolph,' his mother told him. 'Get rid of that damned Jew's stink.'

I looked down at the boy. His eyes were burning with shame and rage and hatred. Save as much of the human race as you can, I told myself. But it was already too late to save him. " [The story tells of an encounter in a restaurant between a young Albert Einstein and an even younger Adolf Hitler, and Hitler's mother.]

Judaism Austria 1918 Newman, Kim. The Bloody Red Baron. New York: Carroll & Graf (1995); pg. 130. "Were he a subscriber to the theories of Sigmund Freud, Poe would be forced to conclude that Ewers's phallus was remarkably tiny.

Actually, he felt the Viennese Jew said much of interest. Also, he deserved his place in history. Franz Joseph has been on the point of acceding to a petition underwritten by the House of Rothschild and rescinding the Edict of Graz when Freud published The Oral-Sadistic Impulse. With its especial relevance to the undead, the book was evidence that the Hebrew race was so morally degraded, not mention dangerously supportive of subversive notions, that the Edict should not only remain in force but be considerably strengthened. "

Judaism Austria 1937 Dunn, J. R. "Long Knives " in Writers of the Future: Volume III (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1987); pg. 155. "The Service had been careful not to send back anyone who had a personal reason for hating Hitler, nobody of Jewish or Slavic background, nobody who had a relative killed in the war. With Hendricks they had erred in the opposite direction. "
Judaism Austria 1937 Dunn, J. R. "Long Knives " in Writers of the Future: Volume III (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1987); pg. 172. "He walked around the room, trailing smoke and arguing in a mixture of Yiddish and Hebrew until Keegan, disgusted, slammed his fist on his desk... "
Judaism Austria 1946 Stroyar, J.N. The Children's War. New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 713. "He turned to the footnotes at the back of the book and there read the man's name and a brief biography. An Austrian who had fled to Belgium because he was Jewish, he had been tortured for his role in the Belgian resistance and deported to Auschwitz. He had escaped during the uprising there in 1946 and fled to America. After writing several treatises on his experiences and being largely ignored, the writer, apparently unable to escape the demons that continued to pursue him, committed suicide in 1978. "
Judaism Austria 2008 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 63. "Ruach described the despair and disgust of a Croat Muslim and an Austrian Jew because their grails contained pork. "
Judaism Belgium 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 48. Pg. 47: "...by early the next day, there were eight other extraterrestrials... on Earth, all of them Forhilnors... "; pg. 48: "And, thankfully, one more had made himself available in Brussels to speak with media from all over the world. He seemed to be fluent in English, French, Japanese, Chinese..., Hindi, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Hebrew, and more... "
Judaism Belgium 2001 Knight, Damon. The Observers. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 60. "On the day after Christmas there were disturbances between Christians and Moslems in Damascus, and on the twenty-seventh synagogues in Brussels were firebombed. "
Judaism Brazil 2200 Bell, M. Shayne. Nicoji. New York: Baen (1991); pg. 36-37. "I started thinking about Alberto Goldstein, the Brazi Jew who got under a tree like this one and found a perfect Star of David growing in the bark. He took it for a sign that he was going home. He told us he didn't plan to stay in Brazil--he'd go to Israel, and after that, if he could manage it, to one of the Israeli stations in the asteroids. Nice as all of us goyim were, he said, he'd rather spend the next Passover with his people in Jerusalem. "; Pg. 37: "I shined by light up the tree trunk. No Stars of David grew there. Just muddy, black bark. "
Judaism California 1962 Benford, Gregory. Timescape. New York: Simon & Schuster (1980); pg. 63. "'You haven't told her we're living together, have you?'

A pause. 'I will.'...

'Is it because I'm not Jewish?'

'Good god, no.'

'But if you had told her that, she'd be out here in a flash, right?'

He nodded ruefully. 'Uh huh.' " [There are many references to Gordon, a nominally Jewish character, in this book, most not in DB. Some other references to 'Jews', most in DB.]

Judaism California 1962 Benford, Gregory. Timescape. New York: Simon & Schuster (1980); pg. 77. "'You don't know any Jewish girls in California?'

'Come on, Mom.' "

Judaism California 1963 Benford, Gregory. Timescape. New York: Simon & Schuster (1980); pg. 191. "Was he after fame, like Shriffer? He was conditioned to accept a certain amount of guilt over something like that--that was the cliche, wasn't it, Jews feel guilty, their mothers train them to? "
Judaism California 1971 Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 77. "'You've never read the Bible,' Maurice said... 'You know what I want you to do? And I mean this. I want you to go home and study the Bible. I want you to read Genesis over twice; you hear me? Two times. Carefully. And I want you to write an outline...'... All he intended to do was appeal to Fat's ethics. Being Jewish, Maurice assumed that religion and ethics couldn't be separated, since they are combined in the Hebrew monotheism. Ethics devolve directly from Yahweh to Moses; everybody knows that. Everybody but Horselover Fat, which problem, at that moment... " [Also pg. 88, 124, 221.]
Judaism California 1972 Wolfe, Bernard. "Monitored Dreams and Strategic Cremations " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 287. "'...They have sandstorms in the desert, not all of Jewish origin.' "
Judaism California 1975 Dick, Philip K. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. New York: Timescape Books (1982); pg. 8. "They [Sufis] teach that the essence of God isn't power or wisdom or love but beauty. That's a totally new idea in the world, unknown to Jews and Christians. I am neither. " [Also pg. 25, 47-48, 53, 63-64, 201.]
Judaism California 1975 Dick, Philip K. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. New York: Timescape Books (1982); pg. 83. "'...What else does it say about the Expositor?'

'He returns in the Final Days and acts as Eschatological Judge.'

'That's fine,' I said.

'That's found in Zoroastrianism, also,' Tim said. 'So much seems to go back to the Iranian religions . . . the Jews developed a distinct Iranian quality to their religion during the time . . .' "

Judaism California 1980 Callenbach, Ernest. Ecotopia. New York: Tor (1977; c. 1975); pg. 38. "...Bert Luckman (that seems to be his real name). He was studying at Berkeley at the time of Independence--bright Jewish kid from New York. Had gone through Maoist phase, then got into secessionist movement. " [Other refs. to this character, not in DB.]
Judaism California 1985 Dick, Philip K. "Introduction: How to Build a Universe that Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later " in I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1985); pg. 7. "This technically is a Gnostic idea. Gnosticism is a religion which embraced Jews, Christians, and pagans for several centuries. "
Judaism California 1989 Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 256. Pg. 256, 320-322
Judaism California 1990 Dick, Philip K. The Man in the High Castle. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1962); pg. 14. "What about the South? His body recoiled. Ugh. Not that. As a white man he would have plenty of place, in fact more than he had here in the PSA. But . . . he did not want that kind of place. And, worse, the South had a cat's cradle of ties, economic, ideological, and god knew what, with the Reich. And Frank Frink was a Jew.

His original name was Frank Fink. He had been born on the East Coast, in New York, and in 1941 he had been drafted into the Army of the United States of America, right after the collapse of Russia. After the Japs had taken Hawaii he had been sent to the West Coast. When the war ended, there he was, on the Japanese side of the settlement line. " [The Japanese and Germans won.]; [Judaism and Jews are mentioned frequently in book, as one of main characters is a Jew and the book is about an alternative history in which the U.S. lost World War II. Most refs. not in DB.]

Judaism California 1994 Dick, Philip K. A Scanner Darkly. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1977); pg. 74. "'Do you think,' he said aloud as he painstakingly drove, 'that when we die and appear before god on Judgment Day, that our sins will be listed in chronological order or in order of severity...'

'I think they're cross-referenced,' Luckman said. 'And they just hand you a computer printout that's the total of a long column that's been added up already.'

'Sin,' Barris said, chuckling, 'is a Jewish-Christian myth that is outdated.'

Arctor said, 'Maybe they've got all your sins in one big pickle barrel'--he turned to glare at Barris the anti-Semite--'a kosher pickle barrel, and they just hoist it up and throw the whole contents all at once in your face, and you just stand there dripping sins. Your own sins, plus maybe a few of somebody else's that got in by mistake.' "

Judaism California 1995 Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 335. "'A rabbi in a synagogue,' said Long John Beach, 'told his congregation, 'I am . . . nothing!' And after the service, a prosperous businessman from the congregation shook the rabbi's hand and said, with feeling, nodding and agreeing with the rabbi, 'I am . . . nothing!' ' "
Judaism California 2050 Dick, Philip K. The Simulacra. New York: Random House (2002; c. 1964); pg. 43. Pg. 42: "latest Jewish joke ('One day God met Jesus and Jesus was wearing--' or however it went; she could not remember... ";

Pg. 43: "Stark said quietly, 'There are six million Jewish lives to be saved, Mrs. Thibodeaux.'

Sighing, Nicole said, 'All right!' She eyed him with harsh anger, but the Israeli Premier met her gaze; he was not afraid of her... Israel was--had always been--a small nation, existing among huge blocs that could, at any given moment, efface her. ";

Pg. 72: "Nat said, 'I'm a Jew, Mr. Goltz. So it's hard for me to look on neo-Naziism with much enthusiasm.'

After a pause Goltz said, 'I'm a Jew, too, Mr. Flieger. Or more properly, an Israeli. Look it up. It's in the records...' " [More about these characters, without reference to Jews or Judaism by name.]

Judaism California 2103 Silverberg, Robert. Tom O'Bedlam. New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc. (1985); pg. 149. "'For example, what if these shared multiple hallucinations are not hallucinations at all, but rather the first signs of the advent upon our world of the actual numinous force, the divine spirit, the Godhead, if you will?'

'Are you going Hindu on us now?' Waldstein said.

'Crisply Patel replied, 'There is nothing specifically Hindu, I believe, in what I have just suggested. Or eastern in any way, so far as I can see. I think that if we were to consult Father Christie on the subject of the Second Coming we might find that there are Christian elements in the concept, or Jewish messianic ones. I say simply that we are attempting to approach this matter in a scientific way when in fact it may be entirely outside the scope of scientific technique.' "

Judaism California 2103 Silverberg, Robert. Tom O'Bedlam. New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc. (1985); pg. 63-64. "'I've never been a religious man,' he said. 'Jewish, at least my parents were, but that was just a cultural thing, nobody actually went to synagogue, you understand. But this is different. What I felt today--I want to feel it again... I'm going to follow Senhor Papamacer and wait for Maguali-ga [referring to Tumbonde]...' " [See also pg. 96 ( "Moses dying at the entrance to the Promised Land ")]
Judaism California: Berkeley 1995 Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 81. "'But--but my parents came over from Poland after World War II, and Howard's parents are from the Balkans.'

Pierre looked at her, not understanding.

'Don't you see?' she said, sniffing. 'We're both Ashkenazi.'

Pierre lifted his shoulders slightly, helpless.

'Eastern European Jews,' said Shari. 'We had to go for counseling.'

Pierre didn't really know much about Judaism, although there were lots of English-speaking Jews in Montreal. 'Yes?'

'For Tay-Sachs,' said Shari, sounding almost angry that it had to be spelled out.

'Oh,' said Pierre very softly, understanding at last. Tay-Sachs was a genetic disease that resulted in a failure to produce the enzyme hexosaminidase-A, which... caused a tiny substance to accumulate in the nerve cells of the brain... It was almost exclusively found among Jews of Eastern European extraction. Four percent of American Jews descended from there carried the gene... " [More here. Also, other refs. in novel to Shari, but not to her ethnicity.]

Judaism California: Berkeley 1995 Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 82. "'You cold adopt,' said Pierre. 'It's not so bad. I was raised by someone who wasn't my biological father.'

Shari blew her nose, but then laughed a cold laugh. 'You're not Jewish.' It was a statement, not a question.

Pierre shook his head.

She exhaled noisily, as if daunted by the prospect of trying to explain so much. Finally, she said, 'Six million Jews were killed during World War II--including most of my parents' relatives. Ever since I was a little girl, I've been brought up to believe that I've got to have children of my own, that I have to do my part to help restore my people.' " [Also pg. 92.]

Judaism California: Berkeley 1995 Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 130. "'The officers over in Berkeley said Hanratty had been a member of a neo-Nazi group. I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what such a person would have against me.'

'You Jewish?'

Pierre shook his head.

'But you are a foreigner...' "

Judaism California: Gateway City 1997 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 60. "But Esther remembered the hesitation in his voice, and remembered how, even at that moment, she knew there was something much more to this unwillingness to ask a woman to share his dangerous life.

'She's not Jewish?' Esther had asked. Michael understood how she was about such things. She had seen her people hunted, almost exterminated. To perpetuate the culture and the faith was more than a fond wish to Esther Schorr--it was a mission.

'Oh by, is she not Jewish!' Michael laughed then, Esther recalled, and it was not at all the reaction she had expected. " [Many other refs. to these characters, and some refs. to Judaism, not all in DB.]

Judaism California: Gateway City 1997 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 75. "'...Do you see me as a threat?'

Esther leaned back in her chair and considered the question. 'You want an honest answer. That's not so easy to give. In a way you are a threat. My son is very fond of you, you know that.'

'Yes, Michael and I are great friends.'

'Well, maybe more than friends, from his way of looking at it. But even if that weren't quite so, understand that we, the Jews, believe a child should be raised in his mother's faith. So if, for example, you and Michael got married and had a baby, that baby would not be raised in the Jewish faith. He would be raised to worship your [Olympian] gods. In that, a little, you are a threat.' "

Judaism California: Gateway City 1997 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 77. [Esther, a Jewish person, speaks with Diana.] "'...But I believe in my God, and I know in my heart that He is the one, true God, who created the Universe, who created all the people and the animals, the birds and the trees and the flowers, and who, in all that, still has time to look down and make sure that little Esther Schorr is okay, that she has bread in the breadbox and milk in the icebox. I believe in him, Diana, and I think He maybe believes in me. So, sure, I don't like that you come and say 'Here are these other gods, and I know they are real because I have met them.' ' "
Judaism California: Gateway City 1997 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 74-75. "'Some people say that the Christian God and the God of the Jews are the same,' Esther Schorr said... 'I've never been quite able to see that. Christians and Jews believe in different things. Like the Messiah.'

'This would be the man Jesus of Nazareth?'...

'Jesus is called the Messiah,' Esther said, 'but we don't think He is. God promised us a messiah, to lead us out of bondage. Would He send us one we wouldn't recognize?'

'But you have known what it was like to be persecuted for your faith...'

'There are a million reasons people hate Jews,' Esther said... 'But not one of them is real. Do you know, there used to be talk of a Jewish-Communist conspiracy. In Russia, the Jews were persecuted as maybe nowhere else outside Nazi Germany, and yet people would look at the bad things in the world and say it was a Jewish-Communist conspiracy?' "

Judaism California: Hollywood 1955 Bradbury, Ray. A Graveyard for Lunatics. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1990); pg. 112. "'...How come you been all those places?'

'Wanted answers!'

'You read the Talmud? Koran?'

'You came too late in my life.' "

Judaism California: Hollywood 1955 Bradbury, Ray. A Graveyard for Lunatics. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1990); pg. 184. "'Why,' said J. C., 'that looks like the Central Avenue Negro Baptist Church! I can't go in there! I'm not black or Baptist. Just Christ, and a Jew! Tell him where to go!' "
Judaism California: Los Angeles 1971 Matheson, Richard. Bid Time Return. New York: Viking Press (1975); pg. 12. [Aboard the Queen Mary.] "More memorabilia... A mechanical pencil. Books for religious services; Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Christian Scientist--that old, familiar book. "
Judaism California: Los Angeles 1980 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 27. "...and an oil sheik who painted the satyr pink and gave it a Jewish name. "
Judaism California: Los Angeles 1980 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 97. "'...What kind of name is Harod, eh? You say you are from Midwestern Christian stock and you certainly invoke the name of Christus frequently enough, but I think maybe the name Harod has other origins, yes? I think maybe my dear nephew is a Jew. Ah, well, it does not matter now. We can speak of it should we meet again in paradise...' "
Judaism California: Los Angeles 1986 Bear, Greg. The Serpent Mage. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1986); pg. 3. Pg. 3: "Bert had called the restaurant his 'United Nations retirement home' after hiring Michael. 'We have a red-headed Irishman, or a lookalike anyway, and half a dozen different types of Latinos, and two crazy Jews in charge.' "; Pg. 4: "Michael had learned enough Spanish... to puzzle out the brujo... witch... 'I agree with her. Maybe even, pardon me, a dybbuk...' " [Some of the main characters are Jews, but Judaism isn't a central focus of the novel.]
Judaism California: Los Angeles 1986 Bear, Greg. The Serpent Mage. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1986); pg. 6. "'That... is a good story. Like Singer or Aleichem. A good story. This part about Jehovah being a Fairy, that's tough on me. But it's a good one. And I'm not asking to insult you--but, it's all true?'

Michael nodded. "

Judaism California: Los Angeles 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 112. "Harlan Ellison's house stood on a lot fronting a steep grade. I could see immediately that the place was unusual. Something was going on with the imposing facade, a mass of earth tone stucco, but not much detail revealed itself in the darkness. Jill parked down the hill from the recessed entrance.

'Nice of your friend to put us up.'

'He always has guests and it drives him crazy. No, you don't understand, Harlan loves to be driven crazy. He loves people.'

'Don't like the idea of putting him out.'

'Don't worry. He's like a Jewish mother. 'No, stay, stay. Make yourself at home, take all the silverware, I'll just lock myself in a closet.' And then for some strange reason you feel guilty if you don't stay.' " [Also pg. 120.]

Judaism California: Los Angeles 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 172. "'What language was that you were chanting in?'

'Hebrew.'

'I assumed you weren't Jewish.'

'I'm not, but I like the cabala. Jewish magic. It's my favorite magical system.' " [More, pg. 173.]

Judaism California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 25. "The Farmer's Market, Kootie recalled, and that Jewish delicatessen where a big friendly man behind the fish counter had once given him samples of smoked whitefish and salmon... "
Judaism California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 94. "She puffed rapidly, not inhaling, and when she had a half-inch of ash she tapped it off onto the glass and with a fingertip rapidly smeared it into the shape of a six-pointed Star of David... "
Judaism California: Los Angeles 1999 Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 31. "'He is known by man names. Jehovah. Allah. Brahma. The King of Kings. The First Cause. God.' "
Judaism California: Los Angeles 1999 Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 66. "'No,' he said. 'You begin. You define God.'

'I can't.'

'Come now... Any God will do. Greek, Christian, Moslem, Hindu, Hebrew, African. . . .' "

Judaism California: Los Angeles 1999 Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 70. "'...a priest or rabbi or imam?' "


Judaism, continued

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