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A Jew In Conspiracy Territory

A Jew In Conspiracy Territory
By February 5, 2007

Paul Barrett, author of American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion, wrote an op-ed for The LA Times describing his experiences as a Jew writing about the Muslim world in America. Throughout his four years of research, … Read More

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Better Than Reality TV?

Better Than Reality TV?
By February 5, 2007

The first ever Muslim-Jewish radio station, Radio Salaam Shalom, launched last week in the UK. The station, funded by grants from the government’s Faith Communities Capacity Building Fund, aspires to bridge the gap in the Muslim and Jewish communities by … Read More

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Billy Crystal Learns That Kvetching Is Universal

Billy Crystal Learns That Kvetching Is Universal
By February 5, 2007

Billy Crystal's Tony Award-winning one-man show, 700 Sundays, chronicling the actor/comedian's life opens in Australia today. It's the first country, outside the U.S., that Crystal has performed the show. So what was the first question an Australian reporter from the … Read More

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Lenny Bruce is Called to the Torah

Lenny Bruce is Called to the Torah
By February 5, 2007

Suddenly, secular young Jews are watching documentaries about Satmars and gay Hassids, grooving to the rhythm of rapper-reggae star Matisyahu, and reading about the sealed ultra-Orthodox communities depicted in the novels of Pearl Abraham and the short stories of Nathan … Read More

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Jewcy Outsources: Guest Editor Stefan Beck

Jewcy Outsources: Guest Editor Stefan Beck
By February 5, 2007

This week, the Shvitz will be guest edited by Stefan Beck. Stefan's a fellow Dartmouth grad and one of the few people I'd call a literary critic as opposed to book reviewer. Sadly, he recently gave up his perma-perch at … Read More

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2007′s Most Original Superbowl Commercial

2007′s Most Original Superbowl Commercial
By February 4, 2007

The quest for perfection surpasses human limitations, but barely.

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It’s Raining Really Expensive Commercials At Superbowl XLI

It’s Raining Really Expensive Commercials At Superbowl XLI
By February 4, 2007

Apart from the Superbowl's Cirque du Soleil nightmare of a pre-show; the game's slippery start, middle, and end; and the team I was rooting for suffering an embarrassing loss, this year's $2.5 Million 30-second commercial spots weren't too shabby. Translation: … Read More

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Looking For Ms. Keaton

Looking For Ms. Keaton
By February 3, 2007

I'm fed up with the Diane Keaton of late. If I see another ad for her latest film in which she plays yet another matriarch on the verge of maintaining her matronly hotness quota while suffering from some emotional breakdown, … Read More

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