Books

The Berenstain Bears and the Jewish Question

The Berenstain Bears and the Jewish Question
By October 12, 2010

I’m a bit traumatized to learn that all these years I may have been lied to about whether or not The Berenstain Bears are Jewish or not. According to Book Bench: “Then I noticed something odd about this incarnation of … Read More

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Reviewed: “Girls to the Front” by Sara Marcus

Reviewed: “Girls to the Front” by Sara Marcus
By October 12, 2010

Many punks in the 90s incorporated politics as much as they did guitar and drums. But of all those punks, none had an impact quite like the ones Sara Marcus covers in Girls to the Front. Read More

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Making With the Funny: “Sex: Our Bodies Our Junk” co-Author Todd Levin

Making With the Funny: “Sex: Our Bodies Our Junk” co-Author Todd Levin
By October 11, 2010

If you’re looking for a sex book that will teach you all the things you really don’t need to learn about doing the dirty, and make you laugh page after page, Sex: Our Bodies, Our Junk comes with our highest … Read More

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The Jewish Women of Mad Men

The Jewish Women of Mad Men
By October 5, 2010

Over at Slate–a website that is seemingly as Mad Men obsessed as we are–our buddy Rachel Shukert wrote a piece about the Jewish Women of the show.  The article brings up an issue that has been debated here at Jews … Read More

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Jewcy Interviews: Lisa Birnbach, Author of “True Prep”

Jewcy Interviews: Lisa Birnbach, Author of “True Prep”
By October 5, 2010

Time has treated The Official Preppy Handbook quite well.  Originally published in 1980, The Handbook exists in that strange space between novelty and bible.  Still, I’d like to think it has a larger audience of fans than it does detractors.  … Read More

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How Much Philip Roth Can You Take???

How Much Philip Roth Can You Take???
By October 5, 2010

If the answer to the question posed in the headline is “I can never get enough Philip Roth,” then you my friend, are in luck. At NPR, Roth’s newest book, Nemesis, is reviewed, and an excerpt is provided.  Just in … Read More

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James Franco Options Stephen Elliott’s “The Adderall Diaries”

James Franco Options Stephen Elliott’s “The Adderall Diaries”
By September 30, 2010

Big Jewcy alumni Stephen Elliott is having a good week. First his book, The Adderall Diaries,  gets the paperback treatment.  Then it’s announced that James Franco has optioned the book, and plans to write, direct and star in the film … Read More

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Israel Gets Porkier

Israel Gets Porkier
By September 29, 2010

It seems the current cultural trend of Jews openly celebrating their love of pork, opening restaurants such as Traif in New York and Animal in Los Angeles has arrived in Israel. Jeffery Yoskowitz of The New York Times reported today … Read More

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