About Joey Kurtzman

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


Wikipedia: Good for the Jews!

By October 4, 2006

Hey, check this out! Remember the big 2005 kerfuffle when Google introduced a unique apology at the top of searches for the word "Jew"? Back then, searching for "Jew" produced a website called Jew Watch as the top search result. … Read More

Damsel-In-Distress Feminists, Commence Your Vomiting

Damsel-In-Distress Feminists, Commence Your Vomiting
By October 4, 2006

I've got a reasonable feminist pedigree for a boy. Swaggering, posturing masculinity makes me retch and sneer. I'm a devoted user of gender-neutral pronouns. My Jewcy profile lists my gender as "not applicable", because when I fill out forms I'm … Read More

Jewcy and The Coming Kingdom of the Internet

By October 4, 2006

Jewcy's vision of the human future is way multifaceted. So while we would like to see a 21st century in which secular, skeptical young Jews have all the tools they need to reconnect with Judaism/Jewishness in a meaningful way, we've … Read More

“Coming Out in Arabic”; the Muslim LGBT explosion continues

By October 3, 2006

Brian Whitaker at The Guardian writes about the new Palestinian lesbian organization Aswat, which Whitaker describes as the "first openly-functioning organisation for Arab lesbians in the Middle East." Unsurprisingly, Aswat is based in Israel: Haifa, specifically. And this is the … Read More

Yom Kippur vs. Lebowski Fest

Yom Kippur vs. Lebowski Fest
By September 29, 2006

Sure, sure, Yom Kippur's on Monday. Gotta keep our game face on. Gotta atone. But just as Catholics prepare for Lent by reveling on Fat Tuesday, perhaps this year we New Jews can prepare ourselves for the self-flagellation of Yom … Read More

Quote of the Day: On “Gonzo Judaism”

By September 28, 2006

From Rabbi Niles Goldstein, founding rabbi of The New Shul in Manhattan, in his new book Gonzo Judaism. Who in their right mind would want to be part of a religious community whose motto, based on its past behavior, might … Read More

It’s Time to Give War a Chance

By September 27, 2006

That's what Peter Beinart says in the new issue of Time. There's only one way to save Darfur: tell Sudan it can either accept the U.N. force or face war against the world's most powerful military alliance. As he points … Read More

“Censorship Will Be Unapologetic”

“Censorship Will Be Unapologetic”
By September 26, 2006

Ah, the Ha'aretz website commentariat: that magical confederation of foaming-at-the-mouth Jew-haters and "transfer"-espousing mega-Zionists who get together to really let their nutball flag fly high. Alas, it's my sad duty to report that the salad days of the Ha'aretz website … Read More