Monthly Archives: August 2008

Sammy Harkham: Genius

It was after thirty years of thinking of myself a semi-scholarly critic of Jewish American comic art, and fifty-plus years since I discovered Mad Comics to be the soul of my childish literary pleasures, that I came across the work … Read More

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Surprised by God

One Tuesday night [a few years back], I sat at a local cafe with a cappuccino and my just-purchased copy of Abraham Joshua Heschel's The Sabbath; all of my reading for pleasure seemed to be about Judaism at this point. … Read More

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Think Globally, Act: Wind Energy is a Total REC

A wind turbine and an oil rig walk into a bar. The oil rig turns to the turbine and says, “Dude, I think I’m running out. I don’t know what I’m going to do… do you have a plan?” The … Read More

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Guns N’ Roses

Guns N’ Roses took sex, drugs and rock n’ roll to another level in the mid 80’s with their mile-high hair and reckless lifestyle. Next month, a deliciously written new book by Stephen Davis is set to be released, Watch … Read More

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A Half-Hearted Defense of AgriProcessors

Since the raid on the Agriprocessors plant on May 12th, bashing the kosher meat giant has become something of a sport. Everyone from the New York Times to failed messiah to yours truly has taken a few shots (some cheap, … Read More

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The New Jew Canon: The Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai

The New Jew Canon is a long-term project that seeks to canonize essential Jewish (and some Non-Jewish) reads as recommended by extraordinary rabbis, experts, and cultural leaders. Suggestions are welcome via comments or email. Title: The Selected Poetry Of Yehuda … Read More

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Eligible Jewish Bachelors Wear Jewcy Thongs on Their Heads

Jewcy LA stepped out at the JConnect Tu b'Av event last night, and this picture pretty much sums up the evening.   This morning, a Jewcy friend e-mailed: "Dude, I felt like a piece of meat at this event! Never … Read More

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Are “Minority Discounts” for Israeli Arabs Reverse Discrimination?

Home Center, an Israeli home wares chain, has been offering  a secret discount to Arabs. When customer Eli Chai discovered and reported this last week, a Home Center spokesperson explained, “Home Center offers a wide range of attractive discounts throughout … Read More

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