Monthly Archives: October 2009

Perpetual Longing and the Wandering Jew

Yesterday I cited some of my main literary influences but I did not mention one which was crucial to me in the writing of Tales of the Ten Lost Tribes, and that is the German writer W. G. Sebald. Sebald … Read More

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Two Jews, One Opinion?

It never ceases to amaze me how difficult it is to talk about Israel.  One enters a conversation about Israel-willingly or not-with a kind of dance of words in which every utterance is loaded from the get-go, so that the … Read More

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You Write What You Read

Tamar D. Yellin is the author of Tales of the Ten Lost Tribes. She is guest-blogging on Jewcy this week, and this is her 3rd post.   When I look back over my main literary influences the thing that strikes … Read More

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J Street Live Webcast on Jewcy

Jewcy is live webcasting several keynote sessions from this week’s J Street conference in Washington, DC. Here’s the schedule and you’ll find the live video feed just below. Please share this link! Sunday, October 25 7 PM Israel and 21st … Read More

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All is Metaphor

Tamar D. Yellin is the author of Tales of the Ten Lost Tribes. She is guest-blogging on Jewcy this week, and this is her 2nd post. Tales of the Ten Lost Tribes is not a book about the ten lost … Read More

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Why I’m Not Raising My Kids (Only) Jewish

As a half-Jew, I no longer feel exotic. It seems like the entire Jewish blogosphere is half-Jewish. Celebrity half-Jews are everywhere. But my kids are really on the cutting edge—they’re “quarter-Jews.” They have one Jewish grandparent, my father. And yes, … Read More

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Making Use of Space in a Weird Place: Comedian Marla Schultz Invents the RackTrap

Marla Schultz gets paid to make people laugh. She’s a stand up comic who just returned from entertaining troops overseas, is a regular contributor on E!, and co-starred in the off Broadway show JAPS. More recently, though, she’s getting paid … Read More

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Can There Be Peace Without Any Bagels? (Updated)

“It is early, and I need carbs. You can quote me on that,” said Lilit Marcus, Jewcy’s Editor, this morning as I walked in (late) for the 9:00 AM sessions at the J Street Conference. “How can there be 1,200 … Read More

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