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In Defense of Joey’s Jewishness

One commenter in the "Fire Foxman" thread calls himself "Just A Jew" but uncannily echoes the sentiments of an anonymous poster who's been haunting these parts saying that Joey is, inter alia, a vile goy with no right to opine … Read More

By / July 18, 2007

One commenter in the "Fire Foxman" thread calls himself "Just A Jew" but uncannily echoes the sentiments of an anonymous poster who's been haunting these parts saying that Joey is, inter alia, a vile goy with no right to opine on Jewish questions. Even though Joey has registered the domain name Goycy, taking a cue from his eloquent fan, I'd like to state for the record that the Kurtz is indeed 100% halachically Hebrew. More than that, his speech patterns and sweat glands practically herald the coming of the Moshiach.

For the record, Joey's reference to "mongrel" or "FrankenJews" in his dialogue with Jack Wertheimer applied to only a few of us at Jewcy who were born of virgin Gentile mothers (myself included). That's just the kind of Chosen Joe is: always choosing others over himself to speak from authority.

Anyway, some fuckwits are more interesting to read than other fuckwits:

The larger issue beyond the Armenian genocide (I am sure we can all agree at the very least it makes us uncomfortable for any American Jewish leader to do or say anything calling it into question) is where Joey Kurtzman – or Jewcy for that matter – gets off presenting himself as some kind of spokesman for Jewish authenticity. A self-described "mongrel" Jew among a bastion of fellow mongrels, who says that his own Jewishness has at best a vote in his conception of his compartmentalized identity, has no call to criticize any Jewish leader for not sufficiently representing his views. If you can not bring yourself to associate unreservedly with the Jewish people, to cast your lot with the fate of its people and none other, then you have forfeited your right to complain about its leadership. Jews whose Jewishness is not up for debate, who understand that identification with Judaism is of far greater substance than eating a bagel and lox or wearing a Jew-fro, can handle the discussion just fine without you.

The large issue beyond the Armenian genocide is whether Jewcy is the house organ of "Jewish authenticity," whatever that means. Now we're getting somewhere. What's the larger issue beyond the Darfur genocide? Whether Nick Kristof is a boxers or briefs man?

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