Religion & Beliefs

Limmud NY: Mohawks, Kippot, Maariv

So it’s the end of the first evening of Limmud, the Jewish learning festival, and not much happened so far except the buses from Manhattan getting fantastically lost on the way here. I went to Maariv (I will restrain myself … Read More

By / January 18, 2008

So it’s the end of the first evening of Limmud, the Jewish learning festival, and not much happened so far except the buses from Manhattan getting fantastically lost on the way here. I went to Maariv (I will restrain myself from letting loose a major diatribe on why it unacceptable that I was the only woman at Maariv), grabbed a bag lunch and went to a showing of a documentary called Jericho’s Echo about the punk scene in Israel. Not the best documentary I’ve ever seen on a technical level, but it was fascinating all the same.

They had tons of teenage punks talking about being politically active, and getting involved in the peace movement, and then they had all of the people who had gone through the army, and were almost inevitably more right wing and jaded. Depressing, and so interesting. Also, now I really want to go to Israel just to see Useless ID and Ha Pussy Shel Lucy.