The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #140865   Message #3240452
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
17-Oct-11 - 05:28 PM
Thread Name: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
Subject: RE: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
It might not "fit", but it's never been that unusual for successful criminals to give money to good causes, including religious charities etc. Blood money, PR, insurance...

I'm sure that if Fagin had been presented as a pious and actively religious Jew, at the same time as running his fencing and thieving organisation, that would been seen as a direct attack on Judaism as such.