About Avi Kramer

Avi is a fiction writer living in Boston.

Shvitz Spritz: Gut Feeling

Shvitz Spritz: Gut Feeling
By July 11, 2007

Michael Chertoff cites "gut feeling" that Al Qaeda will strike this summer. [The Los Angeles Times] Harry Potter and libertarianism from Reason blogger, Brian Doherty. [Reason Magazine] Bush administration suppressed health reports, says Surgeon General. [The New York Times] [Chicago … Read More

Photo of the Day: Gay Immigrants Seek Refuge

Photo of the Day: Gay Immigrants Seek Refuge
By July 10, 2007

Gramoz Prestreshi, left, was accepted as a legal refugee in the United States, and Korab Zuka awaits an asylum hearing. Both were abused in Kosovo for being homosexual. The Washington Post reports today on persecuted gay refugees.

Shvitz Spritz: Impeach the Bastards

Shvitz Spritz: Impeach the Bastards
By July 10, 2007

Talks fail; nearly 50 Pakistanis dead in early-morning raid on mosque. [The New York Times] NAACP holds mock funeral in Detroit to bury the 'n-word.' [Chicago Tribune] Almost half of the country say they want Bush impeached. For Cheney, more … Read More

Primo Levi’s Need to Write About Auschwitz

Primo Levi’s Need to Write About Auschwitz
By July 9, 2007

"In Levi's writing, nothing is superfluous and everything is essential."—Saul Bellow Of all the Holocaust memoirs painting chilling, indelible pictures of SS guards and their cruelty, Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz looks instead at his fellow inmates. He sees them, … Read More

Shvitz Spritz: Israel’s Condi Rice

Shvitz Spritz: Israel’s Condi Rice
By July 9, 2007

The rising political stardom and the work ahead for Israel's foreign minister, Tzipi Livni. [The New York Times Magazine] [The Los Angeles Times] In Jewcy's feature story, Joey Kurtzman asks why the ADL chief is skirting the Armenian genocide. [Jewcy] … Read More

Photo of the Day: Libby (Sort Of) Off the Hook

Photo of the Day: Libby (Sort Of) Off the Hook
By July 3, 2007

Bush nixes Libby’s two-and-a-half year prison sentence. [The New York Times] Clearly, Bush missed the point in commuting Libby. [The Washington Post] Barack says, “This is exactly the kind of politics we must change." [BarackObama.com] Not so fast: a Slate.com … Read More

Renegade Jew

Renegade Jew
By July 3, 2007

In January, Jewcy showcased an email dialogue between associate editor Michael Weiss and novelist/scholar Rebecca Goldstein, in what Michael described as “a sort of epistolary book review and kibitz on Spinoza’s life and philosophy.” For in-depth interchange on Spinozist thought … Read More

The Week in Jews

The Week in Jews
By July 2, 2007

WE GET LAID BECAUSE OF ‘MUNICH’ THE NEWS: “Knocked Up” gives off-handed discussion of Jewish power. [The Jewish Telegraph Agency] THE CHATTER: “This film is every man’s wet dream.” (i.e. the fat dude with the Jewfro gets in Katherine Heigl’s … Read More