About Jacob Silverman

Jacob Silverman's work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, Tablet, and many other publications. He lives in New York and is also a contributing editor for the Virginia Quarterly Review. He tweets here.

Culture Kvetch: On Twitter, Grief is Just Another Meme

Culture Kvetch: On Twitter, Grief is Just Another Meme
By May 9, 2012

When a celebrity dies, Internet users are prompted to author instantaneous mini-memoirs online—but this digital shiva creates a frustrating cycle of one-dimensional, 140-character mourning Read More

The 10 Most Jewish Answers on ‘Jeopardy!’

The 10 Most Jewish Answers on ‘Jeopardy!’
By May 3, 2012

Current ‘Jeopardy!’ champion Jacob Silverman scours the game show’s archives and finds Jewish inspiration in questions about Talmud, blintzes, and ‘Seinfeld’ Read More