Monthly Archives: October 2006

Today’s Jewcy

The Jewcer Two guys and a girl. Izzy, Joey and I spar over women in science, Larry Summers, and a new Margaret Wertheim article in the Times about gender bias in academic hiring. Here’s Izzy: “In the end, it matters … Read More

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Wikipedia: Good for the Jews!

Hey, check this out! Remember the big 2005 kerfuffle when Google introduced a unique apology at the top of searches for the word "Jew"? Back then, searching for "Jew" produced a website called Jew Watch as the top search result. … Read More

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Damsel-In-Distress Feminists, Commence Your Vomiting

I've got a reasonable feminist pedigree for a boy. Swaggering, posturing masculinity makes me retch and sneer. I'm a devoted user of gender-neutral pronouns. My Jewcy profile lists my gender as "not applicable", because when I fill out forms I'm … Read More

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Style File: Bigger and Badder

Godzilla was a boy, right? It’s hard to say because he didn’t wear pants, but according to the first law of Big Bird, it’s a generally accepted truth that any creature without a bow on its head is probably a … Read More

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Jewcy and The Coming Kingdom of the Internet

Jewcy's vision of the human future is way multifaceted. So while we would like to see a 21st century in which secular, skeptical young Jews have all the tools they need to reconnect with Judaism/Jewishness in a meaningful way, we've … Read More

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“Coming Out in Arabic”; the Muslim LGBT explosion continues

Brian Whitaker at The Guardian writes about the new Palestinian lesbian organization Aswat, which Whitaker describes as the "first openly-functioning organisation for Arab lesbians in the Middle East." Unsurprisingly, Aswat is based in Israel: Haifa, specifically. And this is the … Read More

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The Weekly Storah: Verse Per Verse: Abhor Not the Red Ones

Note: This is a post excerpted, with permission, from Amichai Lau-Lavie's blog, which is modeled on the hit theatrical production Storahtelling. For more information, click here. ‘Do not abhor an Edomite; for he is your brother’ (Deuteronomy 23:7) ’Ki Tetze; … Read More

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Two Non-Jews Win Nobel Prizes

Blah, blah, "blackbody radiation," blah, blah, "big bang." ''It is one of the greatest discoveries of the century. I would call it the greatest. It increases our knowledge of our place in the universe," said yet another gentile from Sweden. … Read More

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