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Black, Gay, And Jewish: Confessions Of A Former Pagan-Hippie

Black, Gay, And Jewish: Confessions Of A Former Pagan-Hippie
By February 1, 2012

My path to Judaism was filled with all sorts of different faith-based and spiritual practice. Including Wicca. Read More

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This American Life Ira Glass Man-Fatuation Post: Reap What You Sow

This American Life Ira Glass Man-Fatuation Post: Reap What You Sow
By February 1, 2012

This week on the “You Reap What You Sow” episode of This American Life was perhaps the most startling series of revelations since a couple of weeks ago when we found out that Apple was kind of evil. Read More

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Reviewed: Deborah Jiang Stein’s “Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus”

Reviewed: Deborah Jiang Stein’s “Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus”
By January 31, 2012

Stein, adopted by white academic Jewish parents, finds out that her biological mother, a heroin addict, gave birth and weaned her for a year in prison. Read More

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Orthodox Klezmer Wizard Meets Evangelical Country Star

Orthodox Klezmer Wizard Meets Evangelical Country Star
By January 30, 2012

Orthodox klezmer and bluegrass virtuoso Andy Statman and evangelical country star Ricky Skaggs cross genres and faiths to form a mighty duo Read More

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Becoming Jewish: Going Home

Becoming Jewish: Going Home
By January 30, 2012

Going back to my hometown and realizing it’s full of vibrant Jewish life is one of the best feelings I’ve ever experienced. Read More

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The Weekly Yiderati: Welcome To Award Season

The Weekly Yiderati: Welcome To Award Season
By January 27, 2012

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…if you’re into book awards and new Leonard Cohen albums. Read More

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My Big Ol’ Jewish Wedding: Mazel Tovs And Hebrew School Regrets

My Big Ol’ Jewish Wedding: Mazel Tovs And Hebrew School Regrets
By January 26, 2012

The wedding gets closer, and things get crazier. Read More

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Becoming Jewish: Insomniac’s Shabbat

Becoming Jewish: Insomniac’s Shabbat
By January 24, 2012

Coming to grips with some of the harder aspects of becoming Jewish (or any religion for that matter). Read More

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