About AmyGuth

Amy Guth is the author of Three Fallen Women, which she is perpetually schlepping around to pimp out. Between travels, she's hard at work on her next novels and is the woman with the pink-stripey hair usually starting up the horah at MOT get-togethers. Keeping true to her stick-it-to-the-man Hebrew namesake (Shifreh), she has written about feminism, sexism, tikkun olam, tzedekah, blaxploitation, social reform, media literacy and all sorts of other things for The Believer, Monkeybicycle, Bookslut, Hungry Chicago, Four Magazine, JewishFringe.com, and The Complete Meal, among others. She blogs Bigmouth indeed Strikes Again about everything, Granola Bar D'var about Jewy eco-kasher goodness, and a few other blogs here and there, has collaborated on a few shows within Second City's Training Center and is an assistant fiction editor at 42 Opus. The select few remember the days when she dabbled in improv, as well, including the night she was the "Kill Whitey" crayon. Stalk her silly at Guth-a-Go-Go.com.

A Seder of Scents for Tu B’Shevat

By January 23, 2008

Rabbi Jill Hammer has a very interesting bit over on RitualWell about Rosh Chodesh Shevat, the first of the month of Shevat, when women and some men can hold an alternative to the Tu B'Shevat seder. Tu B'Shevat celebrates the … Read More

Q&A with the Authors of “The Faith Between Us”

By January 23, 2008

The Faith Between Us is like no other book about religion. Born when Jewish Peter Bebergal asked his Catholic friend Scott Korb if he believed in God, it's less a treatise on spirituality than an ongoing conversation between two friends … Read More

Tzedakah We Love: Trees, Trees and More Trees

By January 22, 2008

I really love Tu B'Shevat. All the things I want and appreciate in a holiday, it has. In years past, I've both attended and held gorgeous, meaningful sederim for the day and unfortunately have to report that I'm not going … Read More

Jewcy Makes Jewish Living’s “Hip Hebraic Homepages”

By January 18, 2008

Jewish Living Magazine has just released their list of "Hip Hebraic Homepages" and tipped me off once the list was ready. For reasons quite obvious once you reach the end (kvell, kvell, kvell), I just had to share. Taken straight … Read More

Rabbi Arrested for Drunk Driving Apologizes

By January 18, 2008

I was reading tonight about the rabbi who wrote a letter of apology to her congregation after being busted for driving under the influence. Rabbi Amy Bernstein of Temple Israel in Duluth, Minnesota had apparently shared a bottle of wine … Read More

Comment of The Week: I Think We All Know This Is Going To Be About The Shomer Negiah Post

By January 17, 2008

Okay, okay, so a couple of shitstorms this week. We're a discussion-ey people, these things happen. Predictably, I sat down to write a post about Benjamin E coming to Tamar's defense over the Shomer Negiah post and breaking things down … Read More

Social Justice Tuesday: Girls Write Now

By January 16, 2008

According to the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), low literacy ability leads to low grades and low achievement levels—which can and usually does then ultimately lead to a high drop-out rate. In the same report, it is noted … Read More

German Smokers’ Rights Group Brings Back The Judenstern

By January 15, 2008

Jewish-German community leaders are pissed. A smoking ban just went into effect in Germany and opponents of said ban have been selling t-shirts online that feature the ol' Judenstern we had to wear back in the day. Only, instead of … Read More