About JessM

Jessica Miller is a former Jewcy Editorial Intern. She recently graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in religion and a minor in English.  She is currently trying to make it as a real person in New York City.

Gali Girls are Like American Girl Dolls Gone Frum

By June 25, 2008

“What do Gali Girls got that we don’t got?” asks a vaguely Barbie-ish cartoon doll. “Uh…clothes?” responds her sarcastic teddy bear friend. Thus concludes the online ad for Gali Girls, a line of frum-friendly dolls for strong, independent, Jewish girls. … Read More

Jewcy Exclusive: A Look Inside “Camp Camp”

By June 24, 2008

Earlier this month, we told you about Camp Camp, a new book and blogging project from the makers of Bar Mitzvah Disco that encourages readers to reminisce about their wet hot American summers of yesteryear. Now that school's out and … Read More

Must Have: The Ultimate Beanbag from YogiPoof

By June 20, 2008

As a college student, I can truly appreciate the beanbag, that wonderful invention you can throw around your basement or dorm room, providing no fuss, comfy seating. But beanbags don’t have to be the ugly blobs that many people associate … Read More

Vanessa Marcil Undergoes Tattoo Removal for Conversion to Judaism

By June 18, 2008

Las Vegas star Vanessa Marcil is about to become a MOT so that she can marry her live-in boyfriend, writer and director Ben Younger. Apparently her previous Jewish hubby, Corey Feldman, didn't require the same spiritual (and dermal) cleansing: As … Read More

One Day, One Brazilian McDonald’s, A Whole Lotta Kosher McNuggets

By June 16, 2008

Why was this Sunday night different from all other nights for the Jews of Sao Paulo, Brazil? On all other nights, those Jews eat neither Big Macs, nor Happy Meals. But last night, they feasted on both! For the second … Read More

Must Have: Israel’s Famous Gittabags

By June 13, 2008

Parenthood can often mean the sacrifice of fashion in favor of functionality, with moms more likely to be seen sporting unsightly diaper bags and stroller packs than fancy-shmancy designer purses. Israeli designer and mother of four Hagit Neeman-Gorni is familiar … Read More

Bad News for Giraffes: Endangered Species Declared Kosher

By June 9, 2008

Should you ever find yourself presented with the chance to eat giraffe, rest assured that it's not a violation of kashrut—just a violation of the unspoken rule that people really shouldn't eat potentially endangered species. Heeb reports that the tall, … Read More

Crowd Coverage: Salute To Israel Parade

By June 5, 2008

Last Sunday, about one million people lined up on Fifth Avenue to watch 100,000 participants march in the annual New York City Salute to Israel Parade. People are still buzzing about this celebration of Israel at 60, so just in … Read More