About Joey Kurtzman

Joey Kurtzman is former president of Jewcy Partners, LLC, and co-founding editor of Jewcy.com

The End of the Jewish People

The End of the Jewish People
By June 11, 2007

Jack Wertheimer has been called “American Jewry’s Cassandra.” The Chief Academic Officer of the Jewish Theological Seminary rails against the decline in ethnic identity among American Jews and warns of the disastrous consequences of our predilection for universalist ideas and … Read More

100 Years Ago Yesterday, We Got Out of Europe

100 Years Ago Yesterday, We Got Out of Europe
By June 6, 2007

Yesterday I got an e-mail from my cousin Matt saying, "a hundred years ago today Isak Altbaum left Europe…thank God we got out of Poland!" Attached to Matt's e-mail was a manifest of all the greasy "steerage aliens" (a term … Read More

Euro-Canadian Axis to Africa: Drop Dead

By June 6, 2007

George Bush was quite deliberate in picking last week as the time to announce his vast expansion of US HIV/AIDS relief efforts in Africa. It was all about social pressure. With the G8 summit coming up this week, most of … Read More

Will Mitt Romney Be the First Truly American President?

By June 6, 2007

The Salt Lake Tribune says that a Mitt Romney administration might fulfill prophecy. It's Mormon lore, a story passed along by some old-timers about the importance of their faith and their country. In the latter days, the story goes, the … Read More

Lion vs. Buffalo vs. Crocodile

By June 4, 2007

Yes yes, we all agree that it's disgraceful the way mankind has encroached on the territory of the great beasts, destroying more and more of their natural environment and herding them into the tiny reserves where they jostle for space … Read More

George Bush: HIV/AIDS Relief Superhero

By June 1, 2007

If you don’t know that George Bush just doubled the size of PEPFAR, the Bush anti-HIV/AIDS initiative that was already the largest and most ambitious anti-disease program in human history, you shouldn’t feel too bad. PEPFAR has never gotten much … Read More

Why Are Comment Threads Full of Sociopathic Drivel, and What Can We Do About It?

By May 29, 2007

Scroll to the bottom of this page and leave a comment. Once you submit it, what you write will remain on the site forever—unless we decide that it goes too far beyond the bounds of acceptable speech. But what does … Read More

Is Charles Eisenstein Cruel, Crude, or Just Morally Lazy?

By May 21, 2007

How about none of the above? Charles claims his critics have considered only the above three ad hominem explanations for his omnivorous diet, and ignored his ideas. As we approach 200 comments to the vegetarian dialogue, he's feeling caricatured. Not … Read More