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Rhythm and Jews

Rhythm and Jews
By June 19, 2007

Lionel Trilling memorably spoke of the “dark and bloody crossroads where politics and literature meet," usually at grave expense of both. Quite without realizing it, Jewcy has cultivated a special genre of criticism that explores this messy intersection as it … Read More

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Rise of the Faux-cialists

Rise of the Faux-cialists
By June 18, 2007

When Karl Marx famously said that events and figures appear twice, first as tragedy, then as farce, he might have been referring to today’s glut of hand-me-down Marxist kitsch. Even before the collapse of the Soviet Union, pseudo-radicals had long … Read More

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The Persian Version

The Persian Version
By June 13, 2007

Denis Leary once suggested Iran and Iraq be combined into a country called Irate. Not a bad idea given the news out of both Shia-dominant cynosures for misbehavior. But after the removal of Saddam Hussein from power, there's no doubting … Read More

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Back in the Closet

Back in the Closet
By June 12, 2007

By now, most of us have seen or heard about the billboards: a smiling “ex-gay” man or woman announcing “I chose to change!” followed by a phone number or website for an “ex-gay” ministry or conference. This movement is big … Read More

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The Sopranos and the End of Masculinity

The Sopranos and the End of Masculinity
By June 7, 2007

In the pilot episode of The Sopranos, mob captain Tony Soprano and his teenage daughter Meadow sit in an old, empty church. Tony marvels at the place—its grandeur, its history—and tries to get his daughter to do the same. “Your … Read More

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Who’s Afraid of Paul Berman?

Who’s Afraid of Paul Berman?
By June 6, 2007

Does moderate Islam exist? To many Westerners, the answer is absolutely not; they view Islam as a religion of violent jihad, amputation of limbs, compulsory veiling of women, honor killings, and similar atrocities. To Muslims, even posing the question is … Read More

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Six Months of Smut

Six Months of Smut
By June 5, 2007

Now that The New Republic’s Britt Peterson has come out as a highbrow porn star (well, extra), we thought we’d get in on the cerebral smut racket by offering the following compendium of recycled Jewcy articles all about the oldest … Read More

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Why I Am Not a Zionist (But Christians Should Be)

Why I Am Not a Zionist (But Christians Should Be)
By May 28, 2007

The Jewish community has been energetic lately in disciplining Jews who say the wrong thing about Israel. In January, the American Jewish Committee branded Jewish leftwing Israel critics as inciters of antisemitism. Meanwhile, when the Jewish anti-Zionists of Neturei Karta … Read More

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