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The Sunday Mazel: A Marriage as a Protest

By September 5, 2010

Elyse Buxbaum and Manhattan borough president, Scott Stringer, didn’t just want a wedding, they wanted a protest!  They are so pissed that New York hasn’t caught up to the fact that gay people should be able to get married, that … Read More

The Weekly Yiderati: Roth vs. Auster, Shukert Travel Tips, Love Letters, Pekar Project, and More

By September 3, 2010

At 3:AM Magazine:  Philip Roth vs. Paul Auster At Electric Literature: An excerpt, “For the Love of Juche” by Adam Johnson. At the Paris Review blog: Adam Wilson writes a love letter to Elvis Costello. At The Forward: Rachel Shukert … Read More

Rolling Hard With Franz Kafka and Rabbi Nachman

By September 2, 2010

Burnt Books, the forthcoming book by Rodger Kamenetz (on Nextbook) which discusses the lives of both Rabbi Nachman and Franz Kafka, and draws some pretty interesting parallels between the two.    Burnt Books: Rabbi Nachman Of Bratslav and Franz Kafka … Read More

Jewcy Presents: The Greatest 3-Minute Guilt Stories Ever

By September 1, 2010

Jewcy.com is happy to announce the second installation of new reading series, The Yiderati: a reading series dedicated to showcasing the work of a new generation of Jewish writers, and writers with Jewish stories. This month, Jewcy returns with The … Read More

Monday Jewce: Shalom Auslander, The Emmys, Dumb Germans, Kosher Hawaii Five-O and More

By August 30, 2010

The Emmys last night, pretty great, right?  (Via Vulture)  A conversation with Shalom Auslander (Via The Rumpus) The first obstacle in the upcoming Middle East peace talks.  (Via NY Times) "All Jews share a certain gene" – Some German guy … Read More

The Sunday Mazel: A Daily Show Wedding

By August 29, 2010

It wasn’t easy picking between the JuBu wedding, the couple with similar dining tastes, and a ceremony that was probably had some sweet suits, so we made it easy on ourselves, and picked The Daily Show writer getting married to … Read More

TV Buddahs: Proto Punk Born in Tel Aviv

By August 27, 2010

It’s not every day that we come across bands full of Tel Aviv residents (now living in Germany) playing proto punk jams that bring to mind Richard Hell, Television, or The Modern Lovers. So when we heard about TV Buddahs, … Read More

The Weekly Yiderati: Franzen’s Jew Mistake, Harold Bloom’s Hair, Golems, Ben Greenman, and More

By August 27, 2010

According to Marc Tracy at Tablet, Jonathan Franzen’s latest novel (and presidential beach read) Freedom, is a great novel with just one tiny problem: a (minor) Jewish character who doesn’t seem to fit the real life profile of a Jewish, … Read More