About Joey Kurtzman

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


Mitsubishi Calls Off “Jihad”

By September 25, 2006

Fine. You caught me. I do indeed spend much of each working day doing searches for "jihad" in Google News. But that doesn't make me any less brokenhearted to see that after days of talking tough and promising to stay … Read More

Please Bring Photo ID, Two Passport Photographs, and a Bloody Scimitar…

By September 25, 2006

The Somali newspaper Garowe reports that the Islamic Courts militia controlling Mogadishu will be opening a "Jihad Registration Office" to register those who would like to participate in jihad against foreigners.  Islamic Courts officials told hundreds of supporters at a … Read More

Did Environmentalists Kill 50 Million People?

By September 20, 2006

When the SARS epidemic broke out, I was in medical school and taking microbiology. I was, as it happens, studying plasmodium falciparum. P. falciparum is the single-celled parasite that causes malaria, and kills upwards of one million people every year, … Read More

New Heroine of Iranian America

By September 19, 2006

Anousheh Ansari is 24 hours into her voyage as the world’s first female space tourist. As Jewcy’s ambassador to Tehrangeles, I can confirm that Ansari has become quite the rock star of Iranian America. I’m getting hit from all directions … Read More

Weapons of the Wishy-Washy

By September 19, 2006

So Michael handed out the first Paul Berman award for sensible liberalism. Do we have an award for insensate liberalism? If so, I’d like to make a nomination. Last night I climbed into bed with Karen Armstrong’s Muhammad: A Biography … Read More

Asharq Alawsat Opens Up Can of Whoop-Ass on Gunter Grass

Asharq Alawsat Opens Up Can of Whoop-Ass on Gunter Grass
By September 18, 2006

German author and 1996 Nobel Prize-winner Gunter Grass has been taking an unholy public beating since he revealed last month that he’d been a volunteer in the Waffen-SS. The revelation came sixty years too late for some, considering that Grass … Read More

T + 72 Hours: Your Feedback So Far

T + 72 Hours: Your Feedback So Far
By September 18, 2006

So we’re 72 hours into the Jewcy beta test. Here are the highlights thus far: Anna Kournikova was the tawdry starlet of Jewcy's first weekend in beta. On Saturday we posted a triptych of Ms. Kournikova taking an inquisitive look … Read More

The Song of “Themself”

The Song of “Themself”
By September 15, 2006

Hear ye, Jewcy people! According to the Columbia Guide to Standard American English, the word "themself" is a "substandard pronoun," is "limited to limited to Vulgar English speech or imitations of it," is an "unfortunate result of trying to avoid … Read More