About punktorah

If you love G_d, Torah and the Jewish People...but are REALLY tired of the crap that goes along with it, then keep reading. www.punktorah.com www.punktorah.com www.punktorah.com www.punktorah.com  www.punktorah.com www.punktorah.com 
I'm also the singer for a really awesome punk/metal/indie band called CAN!!CAN www.myspace.com/cancanband 

The D’Var Torah For St. Patrick’s Day

By March 13, 2010

I have a strong urge to make St. Patrick’s Day a Jewish event, because my name is Patrick, and for the past twenty years or so, people around me have acted like St. Patrick’s Day was like my second birthday. … Read More

Does Progressive Judaism Lack Spirituality?

By March 2, 2010

"I have been thinking a lot about Judaism, and I’m kind of pissed at it right now." This IM from my friend Sarah* was strangely startling. She spent the morning before this conversation stoned off her ass. She had a … Read More

28 Days, 28 Ideas: Idea #2

By February 2, 2010

During the month of February, six very different media outlets, with six different readerships (plus a major Jewish organization for good measure…and so no one gets hurt) have partnered to create aplatform and a mini-blog appropriately titled 28 Days, 28 … Read More

G-d Is A Straight Line

By January 25, 2010

With all this talk about non-dual Judaism, whether or not Orthodoxy is the "true" Judaism that Progressive Jews are just too damn lazy or stupid to accept, or whether G-d even exists, I like to propose an idea. That G-d … Read More

What Flavor of New Jew Are You? (Part II)

By December 28, 2009

Here it comes, my twice-yearly analysis of the New Jews that have surfaced in our modern era. Remember kids, this is all in good fun. So if you see a little bit of yourself in this, just laugh, because I … Read More

The D’Var Torah For Christmas

By December 24, 2009

Let’s face facts: a ton of Jews celebrate Christmas. Half of all Jews are in interfaith relationships. And many other Jews of the more "secular" flair choose Christmas because of its connection to Americanism (such was the case of Irving … Read More

Anya Liftig: Jewbilly

By November 3, 2009

Anya Liftig expresses her desire to overcome failure by living entirely on Triscuits and having people pour glue all over her naked body. She’s also a nice Jewish girl. With a mamma from backwoods Kentucky and a father from a … Read More

Concert Review: DeLeon at The Variety Playhouse (Atlanta, GA)

By October 30, 2009

It’s unusually cold and wet for an October night in Atlanta, GA. The goths are out tonight for the Little Five Points Halloween festival and their cyber-punk hairstyles are coming apart like last week’s sukkah decorations under the oppressive humidity. … Read More