Monthly Archives: January 2009

Vincent Gallo & the Beastie Boys

I still remember when the Beastie Boys were by far the coolest people on earth. I would wait for the next Grand Royal magazine to come out and read each page like it was a survival kit.  In one issue … Read More

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Willing Heroes – An interview with Robert Satloff

Robert Satloff, Executive Director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy,Holocaustis the author of Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust’s Reach into Arab Lands. From 2002 to 2004, Satloff and his wife, an economist with the World … Read More

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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Auschwitz Is Falling Apart, Sales Halted On the Caylee Doll, and A Post-Ceasefire Bomb Blast In Gaza

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Sales of the "Inspirational Caylee Sunshine Doll," modeled after and made as a tribute to murdered two-year-old Caylee Anthony, have been halted until further notice.   The fate of the Auschwitz Museum … Read More

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Jazz Is the New Klezmer: An Interview with Yoshie Fruchter

Yoshie Fruchter gets around. Besides being a member of half a dozen bands, from the children’s parody band Shlock Rock to guesting with Pharaoh’s Daughter, he’s made a name for himself in the few short years since he moved to … Read More

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Jewcy Contest of the Week: The Randy Bandits CD Giveaway and Exclusive Download

If you are desperately searching for a music group that has successfully resurrected the lost art of pithy-meets-poppy songwriting, then the Brooklyn-based sextet the Randy Bandits should be on your radar. The Bandits, who manage to effortlessly combine vaudeville theatrics, … Read More

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All Islam Needs a Little Bit of Country Loving

This video was sent to us by a Jewcy reader. Apparently, his brother is the singer/songwriter in this video. I found this funny yet poignant. Maybe, if more people listened to love songs (particularly of the country variety), there would … Read More

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Notes on the “New Anti-Semitism”

There is little doubt that antisemitism in Britain, continental Europe and the USA, is on the increase, with attacks on Jews, synagogues, Jewish schools and the like on the rise (see, for example, the Report of the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry Into … Read More

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Sex, Drugs, and Trimmed Beards

Skeleton asks: "Have you ever noticed, that Hasidic rebellious teenagers, like secular teenagers, have no ambitions beyond scoring weed and women?" The answer is two pronged but first; I find it disheartening that someone like Skeleton, a person very much … Read More

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