Monthly Archives: December 2009

Williamsburg vs. Williamsburg

Two weeks ago, the City removed bike lanes in South Williamsburg, a primarily Hassidic community. Influential parts of the Hassidic community have been vocally unhappy about the lanes attracting scantily clad women bikers and bikers who don’t follow traffic laws. … Read More

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Video: Breaking Up Is Easy To Do

Ever wondered why it’s called "breaking up" and not "breaking down"? You’ll get an idea from the new movie, Breaking Upwards, directed by Daryl Wein. In it, a couple decides that their relationship, while not unhappy, has reached its natural … Read More

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Adventures in Latke-Making with JDub’s Events Director

In the second installment of his new cooking video series here on Jewcy, JDub’s Director of Events Adam Teeter shows you how to make delicious latkes – one batch out of traditional potatoes, and the other out of zucchini and … Read More

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NY City Councilman to Solve Greatest Concern When House on Fire: Lack of Diversity

Like many of you, I suppose, I fear situations that may require emergency services. None of us want to be in that position where there is a personal emergency and we are forced to look into the abyss and face … Read More

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The Lyrics of Lamentations

Last weekend, Dashboard Confessional and New Found Glory played all acoustic sets at the tiny, sold-out, Highline Ballroom in the New York Meatpacking distract. Dashboard Confessional is already mostly acoustic — soft songs about breakups and heartache, but stripped-down NFG … Read More

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A Jew’s Defense of Christmas

Another holiday season has arrived and, to tell you the truth, I’m not too thrilled. Why, you ask? Simple. I’m Jewish. Most of the year I’m perfectly happy to be a card-carrying member of "The Chosen Ones" – we have … Read More

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Recipe & Contest: Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Every once in a while I feel sorry for myself because my kids won’t eat my lovingly prepared meals; for comfort, I seek out one of my fellow moms, specifically those with teenagers. Invariably they look at me with a … Read More

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Why I Won’t Serve in the IDF

The following is an open letter I have sent to several officials in the Israeli government. In short, influenced by Henry David Thoreau and Thomas Paine (among others), I have declared war on the IDF.  (The illustration is Benjamin Franklin’s … Read More

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