About Joey Kurtzman

Joey Kurtzman is former president of Jewcy Partners, LLC, and co-founding editor of Jewcy.com


Transgendered Torah

By November 29, 2006

Way back in Jewcy pre-history I shvitzed about the unreasonably excellent site of Jewish Mosaic. Mosaic is a Jewish LGBT org, but they go heavy on the T. Lots of attention to the mindboggling dilemmas faced by transgendered Jews. New … Read More

Cartoon of Harris Clobbering Prager in Jewcy Debate

Cartoon of Harris Clobbering Prager in Jewcy Debate
By November 28, 2006

Sam Harris sends us this cartoon. As I suggested in a faithhacker post, atheists around the web are joyously shouting from the desktops that Harris scalped Dennis Prager in their Jewcy debate. Prager is known for being deadly formidable in … Read More

Is Radicalism Dead?

Is Radicalism Dead?
By November 28, 2006

Radicalism has become a slutty, sloppy, imprecise word, like antisemitism or God. Over the years it’s been used to describe people of such vastly different ideological orientations that it’s now a sort of Rorschach test: You can tell a lot … Read More

Peter Singer

Peter Singer
By November 28, 2006

Peter Singer has made a career out of demanding that ordinary people take responsibility for the great power they wield. In a groundbreaking 1972 essay, Singer argued that when middle- and upper-middle-class people fail to donate their money to prevent … Read More

Faisal Alam

Faisal Alam
By November 28, 2006

Faisal Alam’s 1997 nervous breakdown was a watershed moment in the history of gay rights. The Connecticut-raised, Pakistani-born practicing Muslim had been dumped by his suspicious fiancée and humiliated at his mosque for using a gay chatline. Many other gay … Read More

William Upski Wimsatt

William Upski Wimsatt
By November 28, 2006

It started with the word nigger. Louis Farrakhan’s son Abnar Jew-baited his high school classmate William Upski Wimsatt, who countered with the N-word. Farrakhan slammed him to the locker room floor. Which got young Wimsatt thinking: How could his love … Read More

Hernando de Soto

Hernando de Soto
By November 28, 2006

Forget about a glorious future in which the global economic order is overthrown and the fat cats lie down with the lambs. Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto is more interested in what he can accomplish within the parameters of the … Read More

The Artwork Of Banksy And Art Terrorism

The Artwork Of Banksy And Art Terrorism
By November 28, 2006

British “art terrorist” Banksy envisions a society in which art is no longer cloistered away in galleries and private collections, where it’s no longer whored out and sapped of vitality by commercial sponsors. Banksy imagines a city where art is … Read More