About Joey Kurtzman

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


It’s All Europe’s Fault

By November 27, 2006

“Lebanon faces prospect of seeing repeat of violent history,” says the International Herald Tribune, as sectarian tension sizzles in the aftermath of the Gemayel assassination. Lebanon's seeming slide toward civil conflict is not just a symbol of unfortunate historic symmetry. … Read More

The Incredible Unstoppable Tofurky

The Incredible Unstoppable Tofurky
By November 22, 2006

Tofurky sales pass one million! From Businessweek, With Thanksgiving upon us, the folks who make the vegetarian poultry alternative known as "Tofurky" have good reason to flap their wings. Having survived sitcom jokes and glacially slow initial sales, Turtle Island … Read More

Pick the Hed: “An Arab Jew Travels Home” or “Adventures in Arabia”?

By November 21, 2006

So part of Jewcy’s ethos is to be participatory, interactive, generally open source-y. We’d like our site users to help make Jewcy what it is, and for our editorial processes to be more-or-less transparent. So in that spirit, I’m submitting … Read More

Can Bashar al-Assad possibly be this crazy?

Can Bashar al-Assad possibly be this crazy?
By November 21, 2006

A short year-and-a-half after Lebanon was said to epitomize the democratic yearnings of the “New Middle East,” the assassination of Pierre Gemayel pushes the country one step closer to the sectarian bloodbath of the 1980s. If Gemayel’s surname sounds familiar … Read More

Defamation Must be Free!

Defamation Must be Free!
By November 21, 2006

You’ve all heard of the greater internet fuckwad theory, right? It’s an elegant equation that explains the jaw-dropping quantity of vulgar, libelous nonsense floating about on the internet. It goes like this: Today, internet fuckwads everywhere are rejoicing, as the … Read More

Martyrdom in Westwood

Martyrdom in Westwood
By November 20, 2006

For you East Coasters who can't see past the Appalachians, all L.A. was abuzz this weekend with the story of Mostafa Tabatabainejad, a student who was tasered again and again and again by police at UCLA’s Powell Library last week. … Read More

New York Times “no moral standing” on Israel/Palestine

New York Times “no moral standing” on Israel/Palestine
By November 20, 2006

Malcom Hoenlein of COPMAJO (it’s a big Jewish organization; if you don’t know what it stands for, don’t bother to find out) has launched the latest strike in his fraught, never-say-die contest with ADL (same again) chief Abraham Foxman. As … Read More

Enraged IDF Goes Bionic

By November 17, 2006

Oh, it’s on. Lebanon was a disaster, but the IDF has got it’s gameface on now, it’s go time. Lessons were learned, and the decision was made: It’s time to go bionic. Next time the katyushas fly Hizbollah will have … Read More