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Wrestling with Esther: Purim Spiels, Gender, and Political Dissidence

Wrestling with Esther: Purim Spiels, Gender, and Political Dissidence
By March 1, 2006

1. A Drag King’s Bar Mitzvah In 1999 I won the Philadelphia Drag King contest with my portrayal of metal-head bar mitzvah boy Ben Hesherman, whose speech broke into a rendition of “Breaking the Law” by Judas Priest. Onstage, I … Read More

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Deluge

Deluge
By February 1, 2006

Doug Fogelson, Deluge “I am a city dweller who thrives on diverse populations. I like to eat various types of foods and appreciate people and culture. Yet I also entertain a view of the human species in general as out … Read More

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What’s the Frequency, Joshua?

What’s the Frequency, Joshua?
By February 1, 2006

It was a dark, freezing night, and we sat in the subterranean theater of Greenwich Village’s storied Cornelia Street Café waiting for Joshua Fried to perform his Radio Wonderland—the final act of an evening of new music in the “Serial … Read More

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Holy Thighs

Holy Thighs
By February 1, 2006

I know why you went to Israel, land of milk and honey: my sweet lord, Jesus or Yahweh or Allah. You wanted to walk His steps, taste His blood, follow His laws. But listen, my children, and I’ll tell you … Read More

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What Happens Next?

What Happens Next?
By February 1, 2006

You see, it all begins with Mohammed. Not the prophet… The baker. Mohammed the baker. This guy that I met… What happens next? It’s a question any storyteller is desperate for the audience to be asking itself. But at the … Read More

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Friends in High Places: An Interview with Congressmen Barney Frank and Gary Ackerman

Friends in High Places: An Interview with Congressmen Barney Frank and Gary Ackerman
By February 1, 2006

The news cycle in Israel is short — very short. Just two weeks ago, when I interviewed Congressman Barney Frank and Gary Ackerman after a convention of the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians, it seemed like Israel was undergoing an … Read More

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Zeek Archive 2002-2003

Zeek Archive 2002-2003
By February 1, 2006

Here you will find over 300 pages of reviews, essays, poetry, and original creative writing covering a wide range of Jewish expression and experience, from the first two years of Zeek magazine. For an archive of 2004-2006 material, please click … Read More

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Join Zeek’s Mailing List
By February 1, 2006

Join the Zeek Magazine mailing list and receive one email per month (we promise!) with information about upcoming events, new Zeek content, and more. It’s simple; just fill in the box below, and you’ll be all signed up. Your email … Read More

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