About David Kelsey

David Kelsey has been published in Forward, Heeb, Downtown Express, and The Villager, is a former editor of Jewschool, and has his own blog, The Kvetcher.

Immigration: When Only a Fascist May Dissent

By June 10, 2009

The Jewish world is in a tizzy over the reemergence of far-right parties that were elected to the European Parliament. The neocon Michael Weiss quoted Marx, “Once again the English working class has disgraced itself.” The JTA article was replete … Read More

Deviant Sect Builds New Temple in Skokie

By April 13, 2009

Just in time for Yom HaShoah, the second of three major holidays in the Holocaustian calendar, the Holocaustian community of Skokie – a community overwhelmingly descended from Jews who once practiced Judaism (remember, the Nazis do not differentiate between Jews … Read More

This Post is Not For Publication!

By April 1, 2009

Exclusive: HIAS Resorts to E-Blast McCarthyism The Jewish community’s appropriate position on legal and illegal mass immigration is one of debate, including here at Jewcy. But HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), which now spends the bulk of its resources advocating … Read More

“Baal Teshuvah” Is an Inherently Offensive Term

By March 29, 2009

Big Kiruv (outreach efforts to make non-Orthodox Jews Orthodox) is dominated by ultra-Orthodox and haredi organizations. These groups do not merely make a pitch for traditional Jewish living. Rather, they demand that Jews from a liberal and secular background accept … Read More

Commentary Smears Senator Bernie Sanders

By January 14, 2009

Abe Greenwald botches the reason for Senator Bernie Sanders’ rejection of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery’s original language about President George W. Bush that included the language referencing, “the attacks on September 11, 2001, that led to wars in Afghanistan … Read More

Jewish Newspaper Panders to Jewish Stereotypes

By January 8, 2009

You have to give the federation controlled "independent" NY Jewish Week credit. Most Jewish periodicals bitch and whine like Amy Klein about Jewish "stereotypes." But the Jewish Week,  which broadly services the entire NY Jewish community all the way from … Read More

Dark Light and Rabbi Tropper Expand Haredi Invasion of College Campuses

By January 6, 2009

In a move to expand right-wing ultra-Orthodox (haredi, specifically the B’nai Torah) outreach on college campuses, two fundamentalist institutions have joined forces to support Ohr Somayach’s two-year program, Ohr Lagolah, accredited by the State of Israel. The program is based … Read More

The Orthodox Union and NCSY Offer Award Named For Serial Abuser’s Enabler

By December 9, 2008

Rabbi Pinchas Stolper is the founder of NCSY, the Orthodox Union’s (OU) youth group. and was the long-time executive vice president of the OU. He is a hero to the Orthodox generally, and to the kiruv movement specifically. “Kiruv” is … Read More