Monthly Archives: September 2009

Jonathan Safran Foer, Eastern Europe, and Me

I’ve always privileged time for writing over time for reading, so I was late coming to Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer.  I’d already been working on A Long, Long Time Ago on and off for over ten years … Read More

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The Hunt for Red Tishrei: Judaism in China

In English, word order is often a crucial indicator of sentence meaning. As an English as a Foreign Language teacher I truly wish I could expand on that. All I can do is throw it out there and say, don’t … Read More

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The Profane and the Sacred

I’m the only one in my immediate family who would ever go to Jewish services. My parents will go to a Bat Mitzvah or holiday feast, but my mom worships Bill Maher and George Carlin, and my dad is all … Read More

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JDub Produces Hidden Melodies Revealed in San Francisco

On the second night of Rosh Hashanah, the line stretched down the block and around the corner with hundreds of people eager to enter San Francisco’s most famous synagogue, Temple Emanu-El. But this crowd didn’t need to purchase high priced … Read More

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Psst! Want a Free Ticket?

I’ve got this band called Good For the Jews – we make Jewish music for people who hate Jewish music. I’ll get to the free ticket thing in a minute. Do you like to laugh? NPR called us "hilarious," the … Read More

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Does Antisemitism Still Exist in Poland?

So what is left of Jewish culture in Poland today?    In Krakow, there is one operating synagogue (Remuh) with a congregation of about 150.    Estimates of the number of people with Jewish roots who are still living in Poland run … Read More

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Help JDub Make a Shidduch

We just noticed that there is a Craigslist missed connection from the Saturday night Hidden Melodies Revealed performance in San Francisco. Rather than let this poor lovebird go on possibly unnoticed, we of the Jdub (and now Jewcy!) ilk are … Read More

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How Facebook and Google Killed Blind Dating

Are blind dates dead? Is the matchmaking industry going the way of the American automakers? I was doing Google girl searches for a long time before it became acceptable to admit this. Back before Google became an official verb, I … Read More

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