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Did you know that Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture also exists in a handsomely produced, 96-page print edition? Most of our print content has never appeared online (or anywhere else for that matter) and features some of … Read More

By / September 1, 2006

Did you know that Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture also exists in a handsomely produced, 96-page print edition? Most of our print content has never appeared online (or anywhere else for that matter) and features some of today’s most interesting and inspiring new voices in Jewish culture, religion, and art — people like Samuel Menashe and Darra Goldstein, Sacha Baron Cohen and Kobi Oz, Kitra Cahana and Elinor Carucci. Gift subscriptions are also available: Zeek’s print edition makes an excellent Chanukah present, and will be a welcome addition to your synagogue, school, or Hillel library.

The Spring/Summer 2008 edition is out now and includes:

  • Inside Art by Michail Grobman, Zoya Cherkassky, Alina and Jeff Bliumis, Sasha Okun, Nekoda Singer, and Ilya Bogdanovsky
  • Poetry by Michael Gendelev, Genya Turovskaya, Roman Baembaev, Sivan Beskin, Eugene Ostashevsky, Inna Lisnianskaya, Ilya Bernstein, Gali-Dana Singer, and Matvei Yankelevich
  • Fiction by Alex Epstein, Maria Galina, David Stromberg, Val Vinokur, Alona Kimhi, and Boris Zaidman
  • David Bezmozgis discusses writing and community
  • Igor Guberman considers Jews as a dream
  • Gail Hareven learns the reality of literature
  • Alexander Genis tries to listen to his blood
  • Irina Mashinski observes small-town ice cream
  • Pavel Lembersky reconsiders old photographs
  • Marina Shron takes a plane ride back
  • and much more.

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    The Fall / Winter 2007 edition is out now and includes:

  • Basya Schechter, The Music of Sacred and Profane
  • Bara Sapir, Cracks in the Vessel: When Music is Art
  • Dan Friedman, Coffee with Little Satan
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, What’s on my playlist
  • Steven Beeber, Oy to Oi: Is Hardcore Punk Suddenly Kosher?
  • Joe Gallo, On Sound
  • Robbie Gringras, Trouble in Eurovisionland
  • Linda Zisquit, Between
  • Basmat Hazan Arnoff, The Piyyut is Jewish Soul Music
  • Sascha Gottschalk, My Life as a Jewish Hare Krishna Skinhead
  • Shirley Kaufman, Late Love Poem
  • Yoram Kaniuk, Killers
  • Jay Michaelson, The Redemptive Music of Sadness Art by

  • Laurie Anderson
  • Philip Glass
  • Pauline Oliveros
  • Meredith Monk
  • Julie Blattberg

    and more Music by
  • Kobi Oz and Teapacks
  • Pharaoh’s Daughter
  • Roberto Rodriguez
  • Y-Love

    and more

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    The Spring/Summer 2007 edition includes:

  • Ilya Kaminsky First Ending of the Fairytale
  • Jay Michaelson Prayer and Nonduality
  • Ellen Bloomenstein He’s Got Big Muscles
  • Bara Sapir How an Artist Prays
  • Forum on the Independent Minyan Movement
  • Shifra Bronznick D.I.Y. Judaism: A Roundtable on Independent Minyanim
  • Riv-Ellen Prell Indy Minyanim and 1970s Prayer Groups: Sociological Perspectives
  • Ethan Tucker What Independent Minyanim Teach us about the Next Generation of Jewish Communities
  • Ilana Kurshan Stacking the Plastic Chairs: An Independent Minyan in Jerusalem
  • Rami Shapiro Why Pray?
  • Dan Friedman Prayer for Carthage
  • Stephen Hazan Arnoff In Memoriam: Bob Dylan’s Modern Times
  • Jake Marmer In the Beginning
  • S. Yizhar Sting

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    Zeek: Fall/Winter 2006

    Cost: $7 Contents:

    Corie Feiner, Tongue Marusya Bociurkiw, Radishes and Salt Leah Koenig, Goldbergers and Cheeseburgers: Particularism and the Culinary Jew Samuel Menashe, Salt and Pepper Matthew Vogel, Half-Sour: Food and Healing in Berlin Michael Ableman, Eli Zabar’s Magical Rooftop of Greens Ruth Knafo Setton, The Orange Came First Jay Michaelson, Kashrut and Nonduality Elisha Porat, Carobs Meghan Adler, Pomegranate Darra Goldstein, Cooking up Community with the Jews of Turkmenistan Yoseph Leib, The Tree of Life Jeremy Mullem, With a Strong Hand and an Outstreched Arm Rachel Barenblat, Sufganiyot

    Zeek: Spring/Summer 2006

    Cost: $7 Contents:

    Ruth Knafo Setton, When God Yelled at Me Gordon Haber, Peyos ex Machina Hillel Schwartz, Walking with Cristy in D.C. Mordecai Drache, Queerness and the New Jewish Cultures Phil S. Stein, How I Ended Up at the Jerusalem Same-Sex Attraction Group Peter Schwartz, The Return of Isaac Rachel Zucker, Alluvial Jay Michaelson, A Tranparent God: Tensions Between Buddhism and Judaism Robin Goldfin, Close the Door and Sit Close to Me Alex Mankowitz, White Meat David Shasha, The Levantine Option: What the Ashkenazim Have Hidden from Us Ellen Bloomenstein, Image in the Rain Joshua Cohen, Trees

    Zeek: Fall/Winter 2005

    Cost: $7 Contents:

    David Ehrlich, Everythingís Fine Jill Hammer, The Place of Ashes Kitra Cahana, The Last Days of Gaza Rebecca Mostov, Dear God Leah Koenig, The So-Called Jewish Cultural Revolution Hayyim Obadyah, Masoretic Orgasm Jay Michaelson, The Use of Mysticism Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Kíga Vna: Just as They… Dan Friedman, The Fundamentalist in the Mirror Anat Liwtin, No Place Like… Nicole Tayler, What She Loved Most Marissa Pareles, A Floating Red Rabbi Jacob Staub, Winter Light Promises

    Zeek: Spring/Summer 2005

    Cost: $7 Contents:

    Richard Chess, Monotheist’s Lament Jennifer Blowdryer & Alvin Orloff, Hipster Antisemitism Jill Hammer, The Two Mothers Aaron Hamburger, Whatever it Takes Rachel Barenblat, Asher Yatzar Jay Michaelson, Religion, Spirituality, Contemplation, Love Abraham Mezrich, Jacob Said to the Angel Abi Cohen, James Lee Byars & the Number Ten Michael Blumenthal, Not Pure Black and White Hal Sirowitz, Here’s Looking at You Samantha Stiers, Mengele & the Giant Hairball Dan Friedman, Straight Eye for the Consumer Guy Hila Ratzabi, A Demonstration in Words

    Zeek: Fall/Winter 2004


    Hal Sirowitz, Being on Good Terms Jill Hammer, An Altar of Earth: Jews, Goddesses and the Zohar Hila Ratzabi, Playing Eve Rowena Silver, Hyatt Regency Dead Sea Resort Jay Michaelson, Two Essays on Jesus Christ Avi Levy, Then Jeff Leavell, Becoming Jewish-ish Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Invocation Before the Sacred Union Chanel Dubofsky, No Matter What, I Wish You Luck Joshua Axelrad, Sex and the Golem Abraham Mezrich, Pomegranates: A Parable Michael Shurkin, Is France Antisemitic? Ira Stone, The Stable Nigel Savage, Very Short Story

    Zeek: Spring/Summer 2004

    Contents: Temima Fruchter, Erev – Abraham Joshua Heschel (Jonathan Boyarin trans.), God Likes New Things – Siona Benjamin – Khamoshi – Prof. James Russell, Harvard Death Fugue – Raphael Cohen, re:vision – Abraham Mezrich, Island-Swimming – Michael Shurkin, Davening with Joe – Hal Sirowitz – Why there are no more miracles – Josh Ring – Josh Almost Gets Cancer – Jay Michaelson – I Hear America Bling-Blinging – Bara Sapir – Torah Cover – Sarah Lefton, A Song of Ascents – Chanel Dubofsky, Wisconsin – Margaret Mackenzie Schwartz, The Wrong Half – Joel Shurkin, Ten Commandments – Rabbi Niles Goldstein, Surrender – Dan Friedman, The Mall-Balloon Man Moment of the Spirit

    Zeek: Fall/Winter 2003

    Contents: Marissa Pareles   Shtupping in the Shadow of the Bomb – David Goldstein  Stones of Jerusalem – Jay Michaelson  What the World Is – Sara Seinberg  yom kippur – Dave Hyde  Europeís Red-Green Alliance – Matthue Roth  Trembling Before You – Douglas Rushkoff  The Sacred and the Profane – Hal Sirowitz  Not Mentioned – Dan Friedman  Genuine Authentic Gangsta Flava – Temima Fruchter  Primal Scream Judaism – David Stromberg  Saddies – Michael Shurkin  Is Zionism Colonialism? – Samuel Hayim Brody  With a Bible and a Gun – Zalman Schachter-Shalomi  Carrying Light into Dark Times – Abraham Mezrich  Angel-Man

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