Monthly Archives: July 2007

Glory to the Editors!

I know she would be too modest to write this herself, but this Salon essay on the art of editing applies to Jewcy in the following way: It's a lung-filled tribute to our Features Editor Izzy Grinspan: In any case, … Read More

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Are You A Tu B’Av Virgin?

It’s the Jewish Valentine’s Day! Read More

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Shvitz Spritz: Iron Man

Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. [ESPN] Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman dies at 89. [The Washington Post] Barack Obama's Achilles Heel. [Slate] Can its soccer team's victory in the 2007 Asian Cup … Read More

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Not All Evangelicals Want Us to Fry and Israel to Bomb Iran to Kingdom Come

This is my first post as Jewcy guest blogger and allow me to say how grateful I am to Jewcy's editors for allowing an obstinate Jewish progressive Zionist crank like me to speak my mind about a few of the … Read More

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Rabbinical School Is Ruining My Love Life

Rabbi Eliezer says, "Whoever teaches his daughter Torah teaches her lasciviousness.”—BT Sotah 20a “So,” he says in a low, soft voice, leaning across the table. “Tell me, what does Judaism say about sex?” “Be fruitful and multiply,” I say flatly, … Read More

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Weekend Book Roundup

The year's best picture books, including this photo from "A Celebration of Black Fatherhood," by Carol Ross. [The Washington Post] Peter Schjeldahl reviews "The Most Arrogant Man in France: Gustave Courbet and the Nineteenth-Century Media Culture," by Petra ten-Doesschate Chu. … Read More

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The Week in Jews

ANTI-SEMITISM WITH MUSTARD AND SAUERKRAUT THE NEWS: Hebrew National sponsors Mel Gibson trivia question at Giants’ game. Let me clarify: Gibson is the favorite actor of Giants’ Jewish first baseman Ryan Klesko. That fact was revealed as the answer to … Read More

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Worth The Wait?

It's been a pleasure to guest edit the Daily Shvitz this week – for me, at least, if not for yourselves (an experience that has only redoubled my determination to find out what a "shvitz" actually is). I'm taking my leave … Read More

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