About Matthue Roth

Matthue Roth is the author, most recently, of Losers, as well as the novels Never Mind the Goldbergs and Candy in Action and the memoir Yom Kippur a Go-Go. He's also the associate editor of MyJewishLearning.com. He lives with his wife and daughter in Brooklyn, and he keeps a secret diary at www.matthue.com.

Only the Best for the Jews

By January 4, 2008

I've never been that big a fan of Good for the Jews. Super nice guys, catchy songs, and they're great at thinking on their feet (and, if Rob was here, I'm sure he'd insert a snappy line here about what … Read More

Limmud UK Aftershock

By December 31, 2007

I've been asked to suffix all of my comments that address Limmud as "Limmud UK," which is a giddy curse-turned-blessing-in-disguise — Limmud NY starts in just about two weeks, and Limmud LA comes right after that. I'm going to be … Read More

Limmud and the sea of languages

By December 26, 2007

This morning's sessions: when the messiah's coming, and what it means to believe – fave quote: ''Why wasn't the Rambam just, like, I KNOW the messiah's coming?'' — and a veritable feast of the Danish gay poet Jacob Israel van … Read More

Limmud and British inferiority

By December 25, 2007

On the way home from the nightly Limmud bar, this Israeli guy — I only remember his first name, Roi — heard that I was a poet and dropped a poem; I only remember the chorus:  On the London Underground, … Read More

Today at Limmud….

By December 25, 2007

Today at Limmud, nothing has happened yet — well, it's 7:30 in the morning and my rabbi from yeshiva just pounded on my door to wake me up, but I asked him to, and now I'm iChatting to my wife … Read More

Limmud: Bernard Kops & Dead British Poets

By December 24, 2007

Dateline, Limmud UK: All the way here, I saw signs for Stratford-Upon-Avon. Banking on my last post, about the merits of visiting the graves of tzaddikim, I am trying to convince people here to come with me to hang out … Read More

Limmud: Better Late than On-Time

By December 24, 2007

Hello from Sunny Old England, where today's sky is grey, but bright grey, which might be the closest it's come to sunlight in, well, years. (Don't listen to me — I just landed at 7:oo last night, 12 hours later … Read More

Find a Grave!

By December 20, 2007

The Sages recommend visiting the graves of the righteous — not so much a matter of vacation, but, you know, to hang out with your elders. And, following in the wake of online mail, online auctions, and cybersex, you can … Read More