About Joey Kurtzman

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


The Islamist Kronstadt–Yesterday, or Never

By April 12, 2007

We may despise the methods employed by Al Qaeda and other takfiri Islamists, but we cannot be surprised that they fight us. From the day Napolean Bonaparte landed on Egyptian shores in 1798, the West has unceasingly occupied Muslim land, … Read More

Shvitz Exclusive: Christopher Ames On Sanjaya Malakar

By April 9, 2007

In mid-march, Washington College Dean Christopher Ames set tongues awag and keyboards aclutter with “Schooled by American Idol,” his spirited paean to “this remarkable reality TV show.” Published in the Chronicle of Higher Education and Chicago Sun-Times (and blogged everywhere … Read More

When Rabbis Attack

When Rabbis Attack
By April 8, 2007

I just saw Tamar's "Orthodox Rabbis, I Will Beat Your Ass" post. Awesome post, Tamar. For reals. But you should know that the boys get the Shabbos Dinner Ambush, too. When I'm in Jerusalem I sometimes have Heritage House hook … Read More

Sperm-Swapping Marmosets and the Jewish People

Sperm-Swapping Marmosets and the Jewish People
By March 29, 2007

According to the New York Times, primatologists have discovered that male marmosets occasionally blow their brother's nut. The sperm [comes] from one male, but it [has] the DNA of the male’s brother. Corrina Ross, who headed the University of Nebraska … Read More

New in Jewcy: The Sexy Rabbis and Saber-Rattling Politicians of Buenos Aires

New in Jewcy: The Sexy Rabbis and Saber-Rattling Politicians of Buenos Aires
By March 26, 2007

Finally, an image to burn Yentl out of my head. David Shneer wraps up his voyage through Jewish Buenos Aires with a stop at Belgrano (Latin America’s answer to the Upper West Side) and goes to services led by a … Read More

CNNMoney Salivates Over Jewcy’s David Choe…Also, Dave Loves America!

CNNMoney Salivates Over Jewcy’s David Choe…Also, Dave Loves America!
By March 23, 2007

CNNMoney discusses the scary-fast rise of Jewcy's founding art director David Choe. Barely three years ago, you could have bought the San Jose street artist's paintings for a few hundred bucks apiece. Now a Choe portrait will set you back … Read More

New in Jewcy—Is God a Republican?

New in Jewcy—Is God a Republican?
By March 23, 2007

Wow. Leviticus may be an excruciatingly boring book, the ugly red-headed stepchild in the Pentateuch—what with all those laws and laws and laws, laid out with all the narrative flair of the instruction manual for an assemble-it-yourself desk—but if you … Read More

The Great Kurtzini Has New Vision of Future of Online Media!

By March 20, 2007

On Skype: [7:54:32 PM] Joey Kurtzman says: I think we've got to better assimilate the ramifications of web 2.0. And by "we", I mean everyone but me. [7:55:21 PM] Tahl Raz says: "I think we've got to better assimilate the … Read More