About tahlraz

Before joining Jewcy Media as President and Editor, Tahl Raz was a Senior Editor at Fortune Small Business. He is the co-author of the national bestseller, Never Eat Alone. He started his career at the Jerusalem Post as the youngest person in the newspaper's history to be published in the weekend magazine (the article was a profile of an Israeli radio sex therapist). After a stint as a feature writer and reporter for the Post, he has served as a feature writer for Inc. magazine, an on-air correspondent for the NPR-distributed radio show, "Beyond Computers," and contributed to the San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, and others. He was named one of America's top 30 business journalists under the age of 30 by the trade publication TJFR. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Vassar College.

What should be Judaism’s raison d’etre in the 21st century?

By May 19, 2008

It is the question. It is the reason for Jewcy. The question's celebrated and undeserving cousin — What will become of Judaism? — gets all the attention and money. It's surely not as important, but its tacit implication of crisis … Read More

Why We’re Making An Obama T-Shirt

By March 14, 2008

Some people in the Jewcy community are understandably concerned that creating a shirt that supports Barack Obama's presidential candidacy will alienate some of our readers. Here's why we're going to make one anyway. We make a big case of saying … Read More

DEVELOPING: Gore and Edwards To Endorse Obama

By February 4, 2008

According to a high ranking official in Obama's campaign, JEWCY was informed this weekend that plans have been discussed for a joint Gore/Edwards endorsement of Barack Obama. Why hasn't it already happened? According to the official, the endorsement's value for … Read More

You’re a Pig, Just Like Harvey Weinstein

By January 24, 2008

There was a time when a Fat Old Jew (FOJ) like Harvey Weinstein marrying a Skinny Young Gentile (SYG) like Georgina Chapman would have caused a perfect storm of cultural anxieties around sex, power, and religion. Today, it's just another … Read More

Why This Journalist Got Religion Wrong

By January 17, 2008

I can personally vouch for David F. Smydra's insightful post into the reasons mainstream media fails at substantively covering religion. It was the summer of 1999, a year after graduation, and in the pre-millennial madness that enveloped God's city – … Read More

Announced: 2007 Darwin Awards Winners!!!

By January 13, 2008

An alcoholic who died after giving himself a sherry enema has won the 2007 Darwin Award. The Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve the gene pool by accidentally removing themselves from it. Runners-up include: Eighth Place: In Detroit, a 41-year-old … Read More

Viral Email of the Week: Muslim Pussy

By January 10, 2008

They can be hilarious, vulgar, sometimes inconceivable but always carrying a sub-textual message as revealing, often more so, than the message itself. Viral emails – missives containing salaciously alluring information or images that practically force recipients to forward copies along … Read More

Join the Revolution in Giving

By August 3, 2007

I'm in the process of writing a piece examining the Jewish nonprofit world's antidemocratic, intensely insular culture and how it's impacting the larger community. There's still more reporting and research yet to be done, but I wanted to mention one … Read More