About Avi Kramer

Avi is a fiction writer living in Boston.

Photo of the Day: No #7

Photo of the Day: No #7
By July 24, 2007

Ah, yes. Professional athletes and their legal quagmires: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, who has been indicted on felony charges of sponsoring a dogfighting business, has been ordered by N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell not to report to the Falcons’ training … Read More

Shvitz Spritz: Back on the Bottle

By July 24, 2007

Mean Girl herself, Miss Lindsay L, busted for DUI. [TMZ] Gawker keeps us posted on the Bancroft family, Rupert Murdoch and Dow Jones. [Gawker] Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testifies this morning before Senate Judiciary Committee. [C-SPAN] Gonzales also among the … Read More

Tasseography

Tasseography
By July 23, 2007

The JTA linked to a Seattle Times article on fortune teller Sana Kuma, one of the few people ever to be charged in Israel with practicing magic. Her crime of “tasseography”– the ancient art of overturning a coffee cup and … Read More

Remembering Rabbi Sherwin Wine

Remembering Rabbi Sherwin Wine
By July 23, 2007

The founder of Humanistic Judaism, Rabbi Sherwin Wine, 79, died Saturday in a car crash in Morocco. Rabbi Wine, who spent his life forsaking convention as the leader of a sect of Judaism that saw the religion as a culture … Read More

Shvitz Spritz: A Hundred Mil

Shvitz Spritz: A Hundred Mil
By July 23, 2007

Democrats lead by $100 million. [The Wall Street Journal] Secretary of Defense Robert Gates breaks with Bush over Iraq. [The Huffington Post] Gawker's Explications on Rupert Murdoch and Dow Jones. [Gawker] Ja Rule and Lil' Wayne arrested on gun charges. … Read More

YouTube of the Day: Globetrotting (with a Stomp the Yard Beat)

By July 20, 2007

A classic video. I'm drawn to this magnetically. A case-in-point of why Jews love hip-hop AND basketball, The Greatest Sport on Earth. Enjoy.

Bush Gets Scoped

By July 20, 2007

Just when you thought things couldn’t possibly get any… President Bush will undergo a routine colonoscopy Saturday and temporarily hand presidential powers over to Vice President Dick Cheney, White House press secretary Tony Snow said. Rest easy, fellow Americans. At … Read More

The Week in Jews

The Week in Jews
By July 20, 2007

THEIR KIDS NEED SHRINKS THE NEWS: Children of Holocaust survivors are suing Germany to pay for their psychotherapy. [Jewish Telegraph Agency] THE CHATTER: The suit brought by the conservative Fisher Fund. [YNet] Baruch Mazor, the fund’s director, acting on behalf … Read More