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.

Guerilla Religion

By December 19, 2007

My good friend and yours, DJ Handler, is in the middle of Y-Love's European tour. Right now they're in Paris, where, apparently, the crazy Hasidic raver kids also hang out on the way home from Uman…..* Boys, girls, and Rebbe … Read More

“Song of David:” Yes, Orthodox Jews rap.

By December 18, 2007

Nosson Zand, more popularly known by his hip-hop and Internet handle Niz, is a bona fide Orthodox hip-hop phenomenon — you know, along with Ta-Shma and Y-Love and (me, I guess?). Besides the questionable and debated Jewish appropriation of hip-hop … Read More

Ultra-Ultra-Orthodox (and sexy)

By December 17, 2007

From my Chasidic mother-in-law comes this slightly inflammatory, slightly funny mockup of the KosherPhone — this, mind you, coming from a country where 95% of the entire Jewish population lives within two very specific neighborhoods of two cities. In other … Read More

Limmud: So many smart people, so little time

By December 14, 2007

Just got back from the swanky new Jewcy office where I happened to mention that I'm going to the Limmud convention in England over Xmas break. Tahl The Editor got excited and asked if I could blog it, upon which … Read More

Filipino Choir Boys

By December 10, 2007

For some reason this year has produced a bumper crop of Hanukkah-themed CDs. Why? And are any of them any good? We got young adult novelist Matthue Roth to investigate. Check back all week for more reviews. Hooked on Chanukah: … Read More

Hipster Judaism from 1962

By December 9, 2007

For some reason this year has produced a bumper crop of Hanukkah-themed CDs. Why? And are any of them any good? We got young adult novelist Matthue Roth to investigate. Check back all week for more reviews. Under consideration today: … Read More

Guns ‘n Charoses Terrible Jewish Puns, Reviewed

By December 8, 2007

For some reason this year has produced a bumper crop of Hanukkah-themed CDs. Why? And are any of them any good? We got young adult novelist Matthue Roth to investigate. Check back all week for more reviews. Under consideration today: … Read More

Hanukkah Songs By Woody Guthrie, Reinterpreted

By December 7, 2007

For some reason this year has produced a bumper crop of Hanukkah-themed CDs. Why? And are any of them any good? We got young adult novelist Matthue Roth to investigate. Check back all week for more reviews. Under Consideration: The … Read More