About Jon Papernick

Jon Papernick's novel Who by Fire, Who by Blood will be published this fall by Exile Editions. To learn more visit his website or his blog. He is also the author of The Ascent of Eli Israel, a collection of short stories, and is currently adapting Who by Fire, Who by Blood into a graphic novel with artist Sandy Jimenez. Papernick lives outside Boston with his wife and son.


The Perfect Jew: Say a Little Prayer

The Perfect Jew: Say a Little Prayer
By October 8, 2007

In my short story “There is No Other,” a child dressed up as Mohammed for a school Purim party sings the Aleinu with otherworldly precision as the class gapes at the live dynamite strapped to his chest. It is a … Read More

Jackie Mason’s Video Blog

By June 1, 2007

I'll be honest and admit that I did not watch this entire video. But, it is just so absurd that Jackie Mason has a regular video blog that I had to share it with you. It seems that he believes … Read More

Book Roundup

Book Roundup
By June 1, 2007

If Michael Chabon's new novel The Yiddish Policeman's Union, does not win him a second  Pulitzer Prize, I will pick up and move my family to Sitka, Alaska, an old Russian trading post and current city of 8,986 shivering souls … Read More

Shvitz Spritz: The Pope’s Favorite Rabbi

Shvitz Spritz: The Pope’s Favorite Rabbi
By May 31, 2007

Adam and Eve Had a Pet dinosaur: The Creation Museum [Salon] Anarchy in the KY [Kentucky.com] The Japanese Have Done It Again: Dancing robots [Yahoo!] Phil Spector is Fucking Nuts [Rolling Stone] Horny Evangelicals [Slate] The Pope's Favorite Rabbi [Time] … Read More

Ze’ev Jabotinsky Bad-Ass Jew Award

By May 31, 2007

Israeli right wing politician Avigdor Lieberman unveiled a new plan today to cut off the Gaza Strip and declare it a "hostile enemy." I certainly understand why Israeli politicians would be at wit's end, with daily rocket fire from the … Read More

Mideast News Roundup

By May 30, 2007

UK boycott of Israeli Academics [Ha'aretz] UN to set up Hariri Tribunal [Al Jazeera] 310 Qassams hit Sderot in 16 days [DEBKAfile] Mercenaries trained in Prague to fight in Iraq [France 24] Peres announces presidential bid [Ynet] Taliban Bans music … Read More

Robert Reich Little-Man-Big-Ideas Award

By May 30, 2007

With the freak show of presidential politics ramping up a year and a half before the next election, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has already ruled himself out of the race. "How can a 5-foot-7, divorced, billionaire Jew running as … Read More

Photo of the Day: Fucking, Austria

Photo of the Day: Fucking, Austria
By May 30, 2007