Religious Groups in Literature

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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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Judaism Mars 1994 Dick, Philip K. Martian Time-Slip. New York: Ballantine (1981; c. 1964); pg. 15. Pg. 14: "The colony was not only efficient and prosperous, it was also able to provide decent jobs for all its inhabitants. With the exception of the Israeli settlement to the north, the union colony was the most viable on the planet. And the Israeli settlement had the advantage of possessing die-hard Zionist shock units, encamped on the desert proper, engaged in reclamation projects of all sorts... Alone, New Israel had reclaimed a third of all the desert land now under cultivation. It was, in fact, the only settlement on Mars which exported its produce back to Earth in any quantity. "; Pg. 17: "Who else could do that? He thought, Let's see if those rich Jews up in New Israel have a steam bath that wastes water. "; Pg. 103: "It was full of Jewish bread and pickles... 'A Jewish fella told me where to get it...' " [Many more refs., not in DB, not really to Judaism, but to New Israel. This is one of main cultures in novel.]
Judaism Mars 2033 Skurzynski, Gloria. "His Brother's Keeper " in Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (Michael Cart, ed.) New York: Scholastic Press (1999); pg. 45. "Six moths is a long time to be sealed up inside a tin can. That's what their father said. He was joking about the tin can -- Adventurer was the most sophisticated spaceship ever designed. Big enough to hold the 1322 pounds of oxygen for breathing; the twenty tons of water for bathing, drinking, and cleaning; the one-plus ton of food needed to sustain a crew of four on the way to Mar. Or in this case, a family of four.

The Holbrooks weren't the first humans to make the trip to Mars, but they were the first family unit: mother... father... son Kern, fifteen, a mathematical genius; and son Dylan, thirteen, a -- well, so far, no one knew for sure just what Dylan was. Except that, among other things, he liked to fiddle with the green, growing plants that sucked up most of the carbon dioxide the Holbrooks exhaled. " [Note similarity of name 'Kern' to 'Cain'. This story is a retelling of the Can and Abel story.]

Judaism Mars 2033 Skurzynski, Gloria. "His Brother's Keeper " in Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (Michael Cart, ed.) New York: Scholastic Press (1999); pg. 48. Pg. 48: "The crew of four who'd been there for the previous sixteen months had already left... Like Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, the Holdbrooks would have the planet all to themselves. But Mars -- freezing, barren, and toxic -- was no Paradise. "; Pg. 68: [Author's Note] "In the summer of 1997, I sat spellbound watching a small robotic rover named Sojourner creep across the surface of Mars... I learned about NASA's plans to deliver the first humans to Mars by--the dates range anywhere from 2011 to 2030... But what about a human family on Mars? I wondered. Two parents, two children, confined to an alien planet with no other people on it--would they be like Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, all alone on Earth? Would there be the same rivalry between the brothers, a rivalry that turned murderous? Using real science facts about the present and future of the inhospitable red planet, I wrote 'His Brother's Keeper.' "
Judaism Mars 2050 Carr, Carol. "Look, You Think You've Got Troubles " in A Pocketful of Stars (Damon Knight, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1971; c. 1969); pg. 196. Pg. 196: "To tell you the truth, in the old days we would have sat shivah for the whole week. My so-called daughter gets married, my own flesh and blood, and not only he doesn't look Jewish, he's not even human. " [Some of the main characters are Jewish, as is the author. Other refs., not all in DB, but all refs. by name are indexed.]
Judaism Mars 2050 Carr, Carol. "Look, You Think You've Got Troubles " in A Pocketful of Stars (Damon Knight, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1971; c. 1969); pg. 206. "'--rabbi, of course,' she finishes. 'I knew it. The minute Hector found the skullcup [sic] I knew it. Him and his riddles. A skullcap is a skullcap and nobody not Jewish would dare wear one--not even a Martian.' She bites her lip but recovers like a pro. 'I'll bet you were out on a Bar Mitzvah--right?'

'No, as a matter of fact--'

'--a Bris. I knew it.'

She's rubbing her hands together and beaming at him. 'A Bris, how nice....'

...'Mor isn't just a rabbi, Daddy. He converted because of me and then found there was demand among the colonists. But he'd never give up his own beliefs, and part of his job is to minister to the Kopchopees who camp outside the village. That's where he was earlier, conducting a Kopchopee menopausal rite.'

'A what!'

'Look, to each his own,' says my wife...' "

Judaism Mars 2050 Carr, Carol. "Look, You Think You've Got Troubles " in A Pocketful of Stars (Damon Knight, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1971; c. 1969); pg. 207. "'Kopchopee. He's a Kopchopee priest to his own race and a rabbi to ours, and that's how he makes his living? You don't feel that's a contradiction between the two, Morton?'

'That's right. They both pray to a strong silent god, in different ways of course. The way my race worships, for instance--'

'Listen, it takes all kinds,' says Sadie.

'And the baby, whatever it turns out to be--will it be a Choptapi or a Jew?'

'Jew, shmoo,' Saidi says with a wave of dismissal. 'All of a sudden it's Hector the Pious--such a megilla out of a molehill... He hasn't seen the inside of a synagogue since we got married--what a rain that night--and now he can't take his shoes off in a house until he knows its race, color and creed... Nudnick, what's got into you?' "

Judaism Mars 2070 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 14. "Here the Arabs had built a medina... Most of the alleys were empty now... Frank took the shears from his pocket and scratched into a few plastic windows, in Arab lettering, Jew, Jew, Jew, Jew, Jew.
Judaism Mars 2100 Anthony, Piers. Hard Sell. Houston, TX: Tafford Publishing (1990); pg. 88. "'Now the ground floor is devoted to chapels. Every major religion is represented... We are non-denominational, of course, but we honor every faith and scoff at none. Your own priest, pastor or rabbi knows he is welcome here. Many services are performed daily for your convenience.' "
Judaism Mars 2181 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Blue Mars. New York: Bantam Books (1996); pg. 539. "They mentioned several more... Talmudic scholars who had not only memorized the Talmud, but also the location of every word on every page. "
Judaism Maryland 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 209. "'And the other women in the study?'

'Two should reject within a few days, the rest over the next two weeks. I've brought in ministers, a rabbi, psychiatrists, even their friends--as long as they're female. The mothers are deeply unhappy...' "

Judaism Massachusetts 1967 Chayefsky, Paddy. Altered States. New York: Harper & Row (1978); pg. 24. Pg. 24: "Rosenberg once told her that among very religious Jews, the young men were encouraged to marry early to dispose of the lusts of the flesh so as to get on with the more significant business of studying Holy Law. She wondered if she didn't serve this purpose for Jessup. They made love when he felt like it, which was often enough, but these experiences more frequently than not had the quality of the lacing of a boil... "; Pg. 174: "'Arthur, the indestructible Jewish mother, wants to know have you eaten anything?' " [Other refs. to this Jewish character, not in DB. Rosenberg is an important character. But the novel doesn't deal extensively with Judaism. No other refs. to Judaism by name.]
Judaism Massachusetts 1997 Lobdell, Scott & Elliot S. Maggin. Generation X. New York: Berkley (1997); pg. 106. "Paige was positively livid that Walter was dying. She felt somehow cheated that he was so well-adjusted about that condition... When she was in town she had found an even more depressing book by Rabbi Harold Kushner, and she gave that to him too. "
Judaism Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 102. "'Christ's sacrifice is not yet made. Moses has yet to bring God's holy word down from Sinai to the Jews. We are lost in a world of pagans and devil-worshipers...' "
Judaism Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 154. "'Iraiina, several related dialects, the thing the Earth Folk speak, Greek, Tartessian, Egyptian, and some Semitic language I'm pretty sure is ancestral to Hebrew and probably to Phoenician as well. Plus a smattering of others.' "
Judaism Massachusetts: Nantucket -1249 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 411. "He trusted the little priest's judgment. So did his colleagues, evidently. The Town Building office held the pastors of the Episcopal and Baptist churches as well, the Congregationalists, the Methodists . . . even the Unitarians. Only the Quakers and Jews were missing, and neither were very common on Nantucket, particularly the former--ironic, since the island had once been a stronghold of Friends. Cofflin looked out the square-paned window for a second...

'I know you gentlemen and ladies'--the Congregational minister was a woman--'have been holding a conference.'

'We have indeed,' Gomez said. 'We've been trying to come to some understanding of what God meant by the Event, in a specifically religious sense. Some things are obvious. Questions of episcopacy and papal supremacy are...' "

Judaism Metropolis 1993 Stern, Roger. The Death and Life of Superman. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 178. [Superman's funeral] "It was a most ecumenical gathering. there were ministers and priests, rabbis and mullahs, and bishops and monks. Virtually every religion had sent a representative to invoke the deity on behalf of Superman. "
Judaism Metropolis 1993 Stern, Roger. The Death and Life of Superman. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 263. "At 4:27 that morning, there were only three people to be seen around Superman's tomb. A uniformed city policeman rocked back and forth on the balls of his feet near the edge of the plaza; it was his job to be there... And a man stood before the tomb at that late hour; his grief had brought him there. He paused to secure a skullcap to his head and knelt amid the flowers at the base of the tomb and began to pray.

'O God, full of mercy, who dwells on high, grant proper rest on the wings of the divine presence--in the lofty levels of the holy and the pure ones who shine like the glow of the firmament--for the soul of Superman. May his resting place be in the Garden of Eden--therefore may the Master of Mercy shelter him in the shelter of His winds for Eternity. And may He bind his soul in the bond of life. HASHEM is his heritage, and may he repose in peace on his resting place. Amen.'

Tears in his eyes, the man rose and walked slowly from the tomb. "

Judaism Metropolis 1993 Stern, Roger. The Death and Life of Superman. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 281. "Rosie Jakowitz... was a self-taught theosophist who spent her nights studying the cabala and her days supporting herself by reading tea leaves and advising people on their horoscopes. "
Judaism Metzada 2150 Rosenberg, Joel. Hero. New York: Penguin Books (1990); pg. -5. "Metzada, noun
1. [Archaic] An ancient rock fortress in the Palestine... Scene, circa 72-73 A.D., of the final stand of the Jewish zealots against Rome...

2. The second planet of Epsilon Indi, inhabited primarily by descendants of Jewish refugees from the state of Israel and the Northern American Federation. Metzada's only significant commercial export is the sale of the services of the Metzadan Mercenary Corps.

3. [Colloq.] The Metzadan Mercenary Corps. "

Judaism Mexico 1991 Ing, Dean. The Nemesis Mission. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 4. "On a previous expedition, Harry had found not only a temple north of Tzimol but a mighty pyramid under its age-old blanket of trees and vines. Not as high as Pelenque, maybe, but high enough for Harry... Harry might have taken more artifacts on that trip, using whatever reasoning he could dream up, except that someone had beaten him to it. The only things of value left inside were the classic Maya carvings and wall murals, which Harry copied with rubbings and Polaroids after studying the carvings for a week in vain. The evidence of Nephite presence that Harry was looking for was a Star of David... Of all the embattled notions of Mormonism, the most romantic is the idea that ancient Israelites of the Nephite persuasion settled Central America. "
Judaism Mexico 1991 Ing, Dean. The Nemesis Mission. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 337. "Once they lugged the body down inside, Harry dismissed Yaxpoc. Harry had studied Maya pictographs for so long he could grind the colors and formulate paints himself, rendering the fats from small game to yield lamp oil and paint base without help.

Besides, if Yaxpoc did not see Harry drawing those pictures, God would be his only witness. And that is how it happened that the Great True Man of the Highland Maya came to rest in a pyramidal temple in Chiapas, awaiting discovery in the sweet by and by, surrounded by pictographs with prominent Stars of David. "

Judaism Michigan: Two Rivers 1998 Wilson, Robert Charles. Mysterium. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 181. "The clergy of Two Rivers had responded to the events of the summer by putting together what they called the Ad Hoc Ecumenical Council, a group of pastors representing the town's seven Christian churches and two synagogues. "
Judaism Middle East 650 C.E. Silverberg, Robert. "A Hero of the Empire " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 357. [Alternative history, in which Roman Empire never fell.] " Mecca... There are numerous Indians [from India] here as well... and also some Hebrews, these being a people who live mainly over in Aiguptos, just on the other side of the Red Sea from Arabia. They have been resident in Aiguptos for thousands of years, though evidently they were originally a desert tribe from some country much like this one, and they are not in any way Aiguptian in language or culture or religion. These Hebrews have in modern times begun to spread from their home along the Nilus into the lands adjacent, and there are more than a few of them here. Nicomedes has spoken of them to me. "
Judaism Middle East 650 C.E. Silverberg, Robert. "A Hero of the Empire " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 358. "As you can readily imagine, this does not make them very popular among their neighbors. But they are an industrious folk, with special aptitudes for the sciences of agriculture and irrigation, and a notable knack, also, for finance and trade, which is why Nicomedes has paid such attention to them. He tells me that they own most of the best land in the northern part of the country, that they are the chief bankers here in Mecca, and that they control the markets in weapons, armor, and agricultural tools everywhere in the land. It seems advantageous for me to get to know one or two important Hebrews of Mecca and I have made attempts to do so, thus far without any success... " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Judaism Middle East 650 C.E. Silverberg, Robert. "A Hero of the Empire " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 357-358. "They are unusual people, the Hebrews. The most interesting thing about them is that they believe there is just one god, a harsh and austere deity who cannot be seen and who must not be portrayed in images of any sort. They have nothing but contempt for the gods of other races, deeming them wholly imaginary, mere creatures of fable and fantasy that possess no true existence. This may very likely be the case, certainly: who among us has ever laid eyes on Apollo or Mercury or Minerva? Most people, however, have the good sense not to make a mockery of the religious practices of others, whereas the Hebrews apparently cannot keep themselves from trumpeting the virtues of their own odd species of belief while denouncing everybody else most vociferously as idolaters and fools. "
Judaism Middle East 1986 Bear, Greg. The Serpent Mage. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1986); pg. 335. "Sidhe tribal sorcerers in the Middle East had been called upon by Moslems to raise the dead of past wards, that they might fight the Jews again... "
Judaism Middle East 1996 Ing, Dean. Systemic Shock. New York: Tor (original 1981; 1st Tor edition 1992); pg. 60. "But Islam's spiritual leaders knew the Marxist veneer over their people was barely epidermal. In their bones, devout Moslems might reject their leaders, perhaps question their own devotion, once they saw on television that Medina, Mecca, and Q'om were suffering unspeakable defilements before being turned into radioactive craters.

As one Knesset member put it: 'Given the certainty that we've taken the Masjid Al Haram and might let the world watch on TV while we cover the Ka'aba with pigskin, I think they'll be willing to defer doomsday. Think about it: once the Holy of Holies has been blown into the ionosphere, a Moslem would have to pray in all directions.'

The point was well-taken by top level majlis of the AIR [Assoc. of Islamic Republics]. If Israelis would permit frequent inspection to verify the Jewish claim that no harm had yet come to the shrines of Mohammed and Khomeini, the majlis would cancel the attack on Israel's abandoned soil. "

Judaism Middle East 2024 Clarke, Arthur C. & Mike McQuay. Richter 10. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 59. "'It didn't work in the Middle East,' Lanie said.

'The Jewish entity chose to destroy itself rather than face the reality of Islam,' Ishmael said. 'The Masada cloud is the reminder of Allah's power over the Infidel. There are no more Jews in Palestine.'

'There's nobody in Palestine,' Crane snapped. 'And there won't be. How can you presume to know who should live and who should die?' "

Judaism Nebraska 2059 Piercy, Marge. He, She and It. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1991); pg. 4. "In the born-again Shintoism of Y-S [Yakamura-Stichen, a corporation], they were both marranos, a term borrowed from the Spanish Jews under the Inquisition who had pretended to be Christian to survive. Y-S followed a form of revivalist Shinto, Shinto grafted with Christian practices such as baptism and confession. Marranos in contemporary usage were Jews who worked for multis and went to church or mosque, paid lip service and practiced Judaism secretly at home. All multis had their official religion as part of the corporate culture, and all gruds had to go through the motions. Like Shira, Josh had the habit of lighting candles privately on Friday night, of saying the prayers, of keeping the holidays. " [There are references to Judaism throughout this book. Judaism is a central element, most of the main characters are Jewish, and the setting is primarily a Jewish community. Most refs. not in DB.]
Judaism Nebraska 2059 Piercy, Marge. He, She and It. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1991); pg. 418. "It took people a few minutes to react fully, because speakers had already quoted the Mishnah, Rabbi Loew, Marx and the Marx Brothers, Freud, Robert Burns, Shopenhauer, Plato, Ben Rah, Gertrude Stein, Krazy Kat and Rabbi Nachman... Shira thought that Yod would finally win if the discussion continued, for the foundation of Tikva was libertarian socialism with a strong admixture of anarcho-feminism, reconstructionist Judaism (although there were six temples, each representing a different Jewishness) and greeners. "
Judaism Netherlands 1689 Rice, Anne. The Witching Hour. New York: Ballantine (1993; c. 1990); pg. 298. "All the while I described our city [Amsterdam] to her, I told of its history and its tolerance, of how Jews had come here to escape persecution in Spain, and how Catholics even lived here in peace among the Protestants, and there were no more executions for such things as witchcraft here, and I took her to see the printers and the booksellers... "
Judaism Nevada: Las Vegas 1992 Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 78. "'Well, he's not real. He's a--a legend, you know? Like the Flying Dutchman or the Wandering Jew...' "
Judaism Nevada: Las Vegas 1995 Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 29. "'But since you ask. This lady and a friend painted it red on Ash Wednesday of 1990, in Las Vegas, to elude detection by the police--like the blood of the lamb over the doorposts in Egypt, right--and ever since then the truck spon-tane-eously turns red every year during Holy Week. Ordinarily it's blue.' "
Judaism New Jersey 1937 Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 119. Pg. 119: "Hindenberg... For a couple of German Jews, it was escape from the harsh regime that had taken control of their native country. "; Pg. 127: "Moritz Feibusch, the sweet man whom the stewards had segregated from other German passengers simply because he was a Jew... "
Judaism New Jersey 1944 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 13. "When Murray Jacob Katz was ten years old, he'd begun wondering whether he was permitted to believe in heaven, as were his various Christian friends. Jews believed so many impressive and dramatic things, it seemed only logical to regard death as less permanent than one might conclude from, say, coming across a stone-stiff cat in a Newark sewer. 'Pop, do we have heaven?' he'd asked on the day he discovered the cat. 'You want to know a Jew's idea of heaven?' his father had replied, looking up from his Maimonides. 'It's an endless succession of long winter nights on which we get paid a fair wage to sit in a warm room and read all the books ever written... Not just the famous ones, no, every book, the stuff nobody gets around to reading, forgotten plays, novels by people you never heard of. However, I profoundly doubt such a place exists.' " [Many refs. to Judaism throughout novel, most not in DB. Some of main characters are Jewish.]
Judaism New Jersey 1953 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Last Son of Krypton. New York: Warner Books (1978); pg. 32. "'...Why were you in Smallville, anyway, sir?'

[Albert Einstein answers.] 'That I'll tell you when the Messiah steps out of a flying saucer onto Times Square doing an Irish jig.' "

Judaism New Jersey 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 11. Pg. 11: "On the first day of September 1974, a child was born to Murray Jacob Katz, a celibate Jewish recluse living across the bay from Atlantic City, New Jersey... "; Pg. 13: "Murray crossed the sandy lawn using the cautious, inoffensive gain any prudent Jew might adopt under the circumstances. "
Judaism New Jersey 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 15. "'...Let me guess--you look like a Jewish novelist, if you don't mind me saying so. I considered having one of those [as the sperm donor for her baby], but then I started reading their stuff, and it seemed kind of dirty to me, and I decided I didn't want that kind of karma in the house. You a novelist?'

...Snapshots were an undeciphered language, and Murray was determined to crack the code; his book would be the Rosetta stone of home photography, the Talmud of the Instamatic. "

Judaism New Jersey 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 43. "'Are you one of those Jews?'

'One of what Jews?'

'Reverend Milk says that, as the Second Coming gets nearer... all you people will start converting to Christianity.'

'That remains to be seen... Listen, should I buy an entire Bible, or can I purchase the Jesus material separately?'

'The entire Bible is Jesus.'

'Not the Torah, no.'

'Oh, yes.' "

Judaism New Jersey 2015 Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 181. "...salt water flooding Jersey City... 'I been watching churches going under. I never knew there were so many. Saint Pat's Epiphany and Christ and... B'nai Jeshurun and the Little Church around the Corner--' "
Judaism New Jersey 3417 Farmer, Philip Jose. Dayworld Rebel. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1987); pg. 30. "...a large crucifix dangled from the string of beads attached to it. He wore necklaces from which were suspended a seal of Solomon, a crescent, a tiny African idol, a four-leaved clover, a four-armed, fierce-faced figurine, and a symbolic eye on top of a pyramid. Jewish, Muslim, Voodoo, Irish, Hindu and Freemasonic... After a while, the Latin chant was succeeded by a Hebrew chant... "
Judaism New York 1924 Ziemianski, Dale D. "The Mirror " in L. Ron Hubbard Presents The Best of Writers of the Future (Algis Budrys, ed.) Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (2000; c. 1988); pg. 131. Pg. 131: "He wasn't the kind of man she met at parties. Now that she studied him, she saw that his hair was dark and he had a big nose and swarthy skin. A Jew. Her father didn't have any Hebrew friends, although he traded with them. How amusing! Mother would have kittens. "; Pg. 141: "The situation had an amusing side. The doctor was a nice-looking guy, for a Jew. He was a presentable addition... "; Pg. 146: "She hung around the doctor like a love-sick cow, and he stood up for her, of course. Wasn't that just like a Jew? Half of them were Bolsheviks except where money was concerned. But he was handsome and it was more than amusing to make him fuss around her and watch Gladys... simply chew her cud with rage. " [Many more refs. to this Jewish character, Dr. Posen, not in DB. He is one of the story's two main characters. No other refs. to the word 'Jew.']
Judaism New York 1973 Watson, Ian. The Embedding. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1973); pg. 159. "'No, it's a collective psychosis,' a Jewish specialist in Abnormal Psychiatry from New York offered as his diagnosis--though he sounded hysterical himself. 'These aliens are collectively insane. Their obsessive activity is simply a way of hiding the truth about themselves--by turning...' "
Judaism New York 1979 Ing, Dean. Soft Targets. New York: Tor (1996; c. 1979); pg. 40. "'Greetings from Fat'ah,' the hood nodded slightly, 'to all of the victims of Jewish oppression wherever they may be.' Everett, glaring at the screen, found himself clenching and spreading his big hands, surprised at his own first reaction. It was the same cold sick breathlessness he felt whenever he saw a small animal beneath the wheels of a truck. Then the blood began to sing in Everett's veins as Hakim Arif, gesturing with languid ease, proceeded to promise aid to the foes of the Israeli conspiracy. 'All over the world, victims of Zionism are rising to demonstrate a single will. The will to live in a free Quebec, a free South Molucca, a free Ireland,' he paused expertly... '--a free Palestine.' The hood jerked up. 'The Jew is the very symbol of oppression. he wants only his own land--and all of the land adjoining it. Ah, and the Coming of his Messiah, always the Coming.' " [More.]
Judaism New York 1979 Ing, Dean. Soft Targets. New York: Tor (1996; c. 1979); pg. 40. "'To those who ask whether the military operations of Fat'ah are truly necessary, Fat'ah replies: the are precisely that. To those who have known some Jew who showed a spark of human decency, Fat'ah reminds you that in war, there is nothing personal. Each operation is a military operation, and must be supported by those who love freedom.

'The friends of world Jewry are the enemies of peace and freedom. The friends of Fat'ah--like Mr. Cawthorn--are the friends of final peace. The Jew wants the coming of his Messiah?' A two-beat pause before, 'Fat'ah will see that he goes to meet it.' " [Other refs., not in DB. The primary antagonist group in this novel is Fat'ah, an Islamic fundamentalist group opposed to Jews.]

Judaism New York 1979 Ing, Dean. Soft Targets. New York: Tor (1996; c. 1979); pg. 43. "Engels: 'But it's inflammatory material! This little Arab isn't just threatening violence, he's promising.'

'Just as the Jewish Defense League does, whenever the American Nazi Party schedules a parade. Our system is designed to withstand extremism of many stripes, Mr. Engels,' said Rooker, with patient scholastic phrasing.

...David Engels, the only other member who knew Everett well, snapped his fingers. Costigan jumped. 'That's right, you're Jewish, Maury. I'd forgotten.'

Everett ran a hand through his bush of graying brown hair. 'So do I generally,' he said. 'It's my mother who's really Jewish, my dad was a goy; she claims I am too... But don't you say it to her.' " [Everett is one of the novel's main characters.]

Judaism New York 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 58. "Kaye searched his face... 'It's confirmed?'

Saul grinned and held up his arms like Moses. 'Absolutely science marches on to the promised land.' "

Judaism New York 2020 Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. Player Piano. New York: Delacorte Press (1952); pg. 251. "And there's hope of putting up a good fight. This business of one set of values being replaced by force by another set of values has come up often enough in history--'

'Among the Indians and the Jews and a log of other people who've been tyrannized by outsiders,' said Finnerty. "

Judaism New York 2038 Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 24. "...a feature of New York life... The truth was Johnny didn't give a sh-- for the Revolution. Hisps and Blacks duking it out with the Wasps [White Anglo-Saxon Protestants] and Jews and nothing in it for Johnny. "
Judaism New York 2048 Bear, Greg. Queen of Angels. New York: Warner Books (1994; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 398. "'I've come up with some additional facts on Goldsmith... but perhaps nothing really helpful. He was adopted at age fourteen by a black Jewish couple in New York. He took their name and religion. I had to spend a fair amount of money to find this out. There is no record--none, anyway, that I could get access to--of his having a brother. But it's possible. His real parents are dead. Both died violently.' "
Judaism New York 2075 Kress, Nancy. Beggars in Spain. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 297. "Religious holidays in Sanctuary varied from family to family; some kept Christmas, Ramadan, Easter, Yom Kippur, or Divali; many kept nothing at all. "
Judaism New York: Brooklyn 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 57. "Da5id had no doubts whatsoever about his standing in the world. His folks were Russian Jews from Brooklyn and had lived in the same brownstone for seventy years after coming from a village in Latvia where they had lived for five hundred years; with a Torah on his lap, he could trace his bloodlines all the way back to Adam and Eve. He was an only child who had always been first in his class in everything, and when he got his master's in computer science from Stanford, he went out and started his own company... " [Other refs. to the Jewish character 'Da5id', not in DB. MANY other refs. to Judaism in book, not all in DB.]
Judaism New York: New York City 1921 Scholz, Carter. "The Amount to Carry " in Starlight 2 (Patrick Nielsen Hayden, ed.). New York: Tor (1998); pg. 149. Pg. 149: "A tall Jew with jug ears and a piercing gaze, echt mitteleuropisch, has paused in the doorway to hear the Yankee's fantasia.

--Doch, dass kenn'ich, he says, when the Yankee stops. "; Pg. 159: "All but K the invisible, the impervious. Instead of him they take Milena, not even a Jew, for the crime of having loved him. " [Other refs. not in DB.]

Judaism New York: New York City 1944 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 44. "Why do I have to raise a stranger's brat, just because this psychiatrist says it'll do David some good? How can I love this child that isn't mine? How can I tell it that it's a Jew when--who knows?--it may have been made by some Irish mick, some Italian bootblack, some carpenter?

...But Martha tearfully fights back, quoting Hittner's letter, reading key passages out of her extensive library on child psychology, offering damning statistics on the incidence of neurosis, maladjustment, [etc.]... among only children. The old man yields by Christmas. Okay, okay, we'll adopt, but let's not take just anything, hear? It's got to be Jewish.... Not many babies were available, and those that were seemed to have some grave defect: insufficiently Jewish, or too fragile-looking... " [Main character of novel is Jewish. Other refs., not all in DB, but all refs. to 'Jews' or 'Jewish' by name are indexed. Also: pg. 71-72, 95, 178, 194]

Judaism New York: New York City 1944 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 45. "...he realized that the quest was over. She had found a lovely little girl, four months old. The mother, aged 19, was not only certifiably Jewish but even a college girl, described by the agency as 'extremely intelligent.' Not so intelligent, young air force captain, also Jewish, while he was home on leave in February 1944. Though he felt remorse over his carelessness he was unwilling to marry the victim of his lusts, and was not on active duty in the Pacific, where, so far as the girl's parents were concerned, he should only be shot down ten times over. " [More.]
Judaism New York: New York City 1946 Williams, Walter Jon "Witness " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 106. "When we left, we had another man with us. David Harstein just seemed to talk himself aboard the plane. Here he was, a Jewish chess hustler from Brooklyn, one of those fast-talking curly-haired young guys that you saw all over New York selling flood insurance or used auto tires... " [More about this character, not in DB.]
Judaism New York: New York City 1953 Clarke, Arthur C. Childhood's End. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1981; c. 1953); pg. 20. "'...The Wainrights fear, too, that we know the truth about the origins of their faiths. How long, they wonder, have we been observing humanity? Have we watched Mohammed begin the Hegira, or Moses giving the Jews their laws? Do we know all that is false in the stories they believe?' "
Judaism New York: New York City 1958 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 61. "She was of Russian-Jewish descent, was born in 1958 in the Bronx, New York City... "
Judaism New York: New York City 1959 Keyes, Daniel. "Flowers for Algernon " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1959); pg. 223. "I was shocked to learn that the only ancient languages he could read were Latin, Greek and Hebrew... "
Judaism New York: New York City 1962 Benford, Gregory. Timescape. New York: Simon & Schuster (1980); pg. 74. "...and understand why their son Jeremy went to NYU rather than Yeshiva... But Gordon doubted if he would give anything for the traditional Jewish causes now. The move from New York had severed his connection to all to all that mumbo jumbo of dietary laws and Talmudic truths. Penny told him he didn't seem very Jewish to her, but he knew she was simply ignorant. The WASPland she'd grown up in had taught her none of the small giveaway clues. Still, most people in California were probably equally oblivious, and that suited Gordon. He didn't like having strangers make assumptions about him before they'd shaken his hand. Getting free of New York's claustrophobic Jewish ambience was one of the reasons for coming to La Jolla in the first place.' "
Judaism New York: New York City 1976 Leigh, Stephen. "Strings " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 351. "Sondra listened to Gimli as the dwarf's strong voice swept the jokes up in its ferocity. 'YOU'VE BEEN TRAMPLED, SPAT UPON, REVILED LIKE NO OTHER PEOPLE IN HISTORY!... YOU'RE THE NEW NIGGERS, JOKERS. YOU'RE THE NEW SLAVES, THE ONES BEGGING FOR RELEASE FROM A CAPTIVITY NO WORSE THAN THAT OF THE BLACKS. NIGGERS. JEWS. COMMUNISTS. YOU'RE ALL THOSE THINGS TO THIS CITY, THIS COUNTRY!' "
Judaism New York: New York City 1976 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 22. "Joseph and the priest discuss the story at great length, in the manner of a pair of rabbinical scholars disputing a point in the Talmud. "
Judaism New York: New York City 1976 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 29. "I doubt that I could get very deep into flagellation, anyway. What does that leave? Fasting and prayer? I could fast, I suppose. Prayer? To whom? To what? I'd feel like a fool. Dear God, give me my power again. Dear Moses, please help me. Crap on that. Jews don't pray for favors, because they know nobody will answer. What's left, then? Remorse, self-loathing, and the fear of hell? I have those three already, and they do me no good. "
Judaism New York: New York City 1976 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 138. "Most of the building's population is Puerto Rican, with a sprinkling of Irish and Italian. In this den of papists a David Selig is a great anomaly. Sometimes he thinks he owes his neighbors a daily lusty rendition of the Shma Yisroel, but he doesn't know the words. Kol Nidre, perhaps. Or the Kaddish. This is the bread of affliction which our forefathers ate in the land of Egypt. He is lucky to have been led out of Egypt into the Promised Land. "
Judaism New York: New York City 1978 King, Stephen. The Stand. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1978); pg. 211. "...and Larry guessed that these were the soldiers who had shot down the Jewish family. "

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