Monthly Archives: December 2008

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Gaza Strip Violence Continues, No Promise In Virginity Pledges and Holocaust Memoir Fabricated

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: The third day of violence in the Gaza Strip, after the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was called to a halt, has resulted in a death toll of 315, a large … Read More

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The Hitchhikers’ Guide to Ultra-Orthodoxy

Charedi (Israel): Are you clutching a stone in your hand while screaming "Shabbos!" at the top of your lungs on some garbage-filled side street off of Geulah in Yerushalyim? Hmm…let me see what is on the list to ban today? … Read More

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Why I Don’t Believe in Santa Claus, Part 2

Matt Rothschild, former Lit Klatsch blogger, has allowed Jewcy to post the first chapter of his book, Dumbfounded.  This is the second of three installments. My grandfather’s preoccupation with the rules of our elitist surroundings was probably why our apartment was … Read More

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New Israeli Recipes: Eggplants Galore

Last week, Janna Gur, author of The Book of New Israeli Food, posted some insightful and entertaining stories about her book.  In light of this week’s holiday bonanza, Janna has graciously provided us with some of her new Israeli recipes … Read More

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The Self-Destructive Logic of Militarism

Dani Rosenberg’s 2007 drama Homeland , which made its American debut at the 23rd Israeli Film Festival, provides an opportunity to examine how contemporary Israeli cinema reflects upon history: upon the history of the state of Israel as represented in … Read More

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Hamas, Israel and a Perverse Inversion of Reality

Compare two announcements following Israel’s defensive actions against Hamas in Gaza, as reported by the BBC. Here’s Hamas: [T]he exiled leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, called for a new intifada, or uprising, against Israel, in response to the attacks. The … Read More

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New Israeli Recipes: Citrus Semolina Cake

Last week, Janna Gur, author of The Book of New Israeli Food, posted some insightful and entertaining stories about her book.  In light of this week’s holiday bonanza, Janna has graciously provided us with some of her new Israeli recipes … Read More

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The Two-Sided Argument Over Gaza

Israelis have become so accustomed to the idiotic reaction by world leaders whenever Israel goes to war, that we now get a sense of satisfaction from the mere fact that such reaction is not totally one-sided. One Israeli paper has … Read More

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