About JessM

Jessica Miller is a former Jewcy Editorial Intern. She recently graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in religion and a minor in English.  She is currently trying to make it as a real person in New York City.

Grandmas Patrolling Israel’s Checkpoints

By April 25, 2008

Any effective Israeli checkpoint guard must have the following defining characteristics: Fearlessness Stubbornness Nosiness Chutzpa Sound like your Jewish grandmother? Well, that’s what the ladies over at Machsom Watch thought too. Upset about the current state and management of Israeli … Read More

Israeli Snake Massage Expert on Tyra Banks Show

By April 22, 2008

Tyra Banks is the master of changing perceptions and raising sensitive issues. So when Tyra announced that she was going to be airing an episode of her talk show entitled “Beauty Tips Around the World,” focusing on what women from … Read More

Now In Theaters: Ben Stein’s Intelligent Design Documentary “Expelled”

By April 15, 2008

Ben Stein has worn many hats throughout the course of his professional life. He has been a writer, a professor, a lawyer, a Hollywood consultant, and, famously, an actor and gameshow host. He even had a stint as a speechwriter … Read More

Warning: That Bag of Frozen Shrimp Isn’t Kosher!

By April 11, 2008

Stop! Put down that bag of frozen shrimp! Our sources inform us that it’s not kosher! This week all members of the Orthodox Union’s e-mail list received an urgent “kashruth alert” regarding Full Circle Shrimp, a brand of frozen shrimp … Read More

Today in Terrifying Ad Campaigns

By April 8, 2008

Introducing the newest trend in social justice: the terrifying ad campaign. Social justice organizations are out to get your attention, and they’re willing to scare the crap out of you in the process. Let’s take the new series of ads … Read More

Liking Stuff Is No Longer Only for White People

By April 4, 2008

Got an ethnic or sexual identity? If so, then according to the Internet, you probably like stuff. Ever since Stuff White People Like became an overnight sensation, bloggers from all across the identity spectrum have been eager to put in … Read More

Pope Benedict Loves Jewish Pie

By April 2, 2008

The relationship between Pope Benedict and the Jews has been tumultuous, to say the least. Luckily, recent evidence shows that Pope Benedict has discovered his own personal affinity for the Jewish people, thanks to their pastries. Wilma Limentani, owner of … Read More

Kazakhstan Says “Jagshemash” to Kosher Dining

By April 1, 2008

Borat is going to have to add one more point of interest to his travel guide to Kazakhstan: The country's first ever kosher restaurant. That’s right, a new kosher restaurant has made its debut as part of Kazakhstan’s grand “Seriously, … Read More