About Joey Kurtzman

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


Zell Kravinsky

Zell Kravinsky
By November 28, 2006

Hannah Arendt argued that during a time of collective moral failure there is no room to consider appearances—you just need to do the right thing. Though she never knew Zell Kravinsky, she might have been talking about him. A Philadelphia … Read More

Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk
By November 28, 2006

Turkish writer and Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk doesn’t mince his words. In a 2005 interview with the Swiss magazine Das Magazin, the novelist smashed two major taboos when he said, “Thirty thousand Kurds and a million Armenians were killed in … Read More

Wafa Sultan

Wafa Sultan
By November 28, 2006

When Wafa Sultan starts talking about Islam, things get nasty. The Syrian-born, Los Angeles­–based psychiatrist has made a side career of questioning the Koran and being a militant advocate for free speech and inquiry in her faith. Sultan’s path toward … Read More

Ruth Messinger

Ruth Messinger
By November 28, 2006

If there is one Jewish-American who has done more than any other to ensure that the spirit of “Never Again” be made flesh, that the ethical lessons of the Holocaust be extended into today's world, it is Ruth Messinger. “Never … Read More

Katharine Jefferts Schori

Katharine Jefferts Schori
By November 28, 2006

Katharine Jefferts Schori might be presiding over one of the biggest schisms in Christendom since the Reformation. As the new head of the U.S. Episcopal Church, Schori has caught flack from the Worldwide Anglican Communion (WAC) not only for being … Read More

Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani

Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani
By November 28, 2006

The world would be a vastly better place if more monarchs were like Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the emir of Qatar. Since ousting his father in 1995 in a bloodless coup, al-Thani has worked tirelessly to eliminate his own control … Read More

Bill Gates

By November 28, 2006

Bill Gates, the archetypal capitalist shark, has done more to help the world’s most economically disenfranchised people than have 158 years of socialist activism. Gates has done more than just establish himself as a Jewcy radical—he’s forced us to reconsider … Read More

Harris/Prager atheism smackdown in progress!

By November 27, 2006

Our Sam Harris / Dennis Prager atheism dialogue is attracting an unholy avalanche of attention on the internetz and has generated some exploding comment threads here on the site. The most robust is here, where Harris's supporters seem to outnumber … Read More