About Jason Diamond

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Justin Taylor: The Jewcy Interview

By March 8, 2010

I’m a fan of bold claims, and I’m a fan of Justin Taylor.  So, to preface this interview with him, I’m going to say one thing: when the book is closed on this decade, I get the feeling that Justin … Read More

Justin Taylor: The Jewcy Interview

By March 8, 2010

I’m a fan of bold claims, and I’m a fan of Justin Taylor.  So, to preface this interview with him, I’m going to say one thing: when the book is closed on this decade, I get the feeling that Justin … Read More

Rambam Thank You Ma’am

By March 8, 2010

Rabbis from around the world convened on Cairo to open up the recently restored synagogue that Maimonides once taught in. Last year, the Egyptian antiques czar told CNN: "We are doing this because it’s a part of our history, it’s … Read More

Yiddish is the New Ebonics

By March 5, 2010

Antony Lerman of The Guardian talks about Yiddish not being dead; makes a bunch of statements about Hasidim, Zionism, and karaoke machines.  While it’s great of Lerman to discuss this wild and crazy Yiddish resurgence, it’s that dry, surrealist British … Read More

Did I Miss the “National Jewish Music Fest Month” Memo?

By March 5, 2010

Maybe I’m just making this up, but there seem to be a lot of Jewish music festivals coming up in the coming weeks.  The most exciting would have to be the first Boston Music Festival taking place this weekend in … Read More

A pre-Shabbat Blessing: The Larry David Mötorhead Shirt

A pre-Shabbat Blessing: The Larry David Mötorhead Shirt
By March 5, 2010

You knew that Curb Your Enthusiasm had to meet Ace of Spades sooner or later. Read More

The Weekly Yiderati

By March 4, 2010

With his newest book about to be released (The Ask), Sam Lipsyte is everywhere.  In conversation with Michael Kimball at The Faster Times An interview with Black Book Reviewed by the LA Times In New York Magazine Shalom Auslander is … Read More

Anti-Zionist Website Plays Captain Obvious

By March 3, 2010

Should I feel bad that your attempt at making me want to be anti-Zionist falls flat with the title "Jewish Intellectual [Noam Chomsky] Calls U.S. People Against Israel"?   At this point like telling me "special appearance by Gary Coleman"?  … Read More