2: Excerpt, “Harvey Milk, in Life and on Film, Typified the Proud Jew as Outsider,” by Rebecca Spence.
This piece addresses Milk’s pride in his Jewish identity and examines how his outsider status ultimately fueled a progressive politics of love and inclusion.
Suggested Activity: Read this piece aloud and consider the following questions: How do secular Jews like Milk express their Jewishness? How did Milk’s Jewish upbringing shape his politics? How do you see these Jewish experiences and expressions reflected in Newman’s story?
Source: Spence, Rebecca. "Harvey Milk, in Life and on Film, Typified the Proud Jew as Outsider." The Forward. December 11, 2008. http://bit.ly/2a04Xlu.