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 

Can!!Can (JDub Records)

Can!!Can (JDub Records)
By November 1, 2010

Can!!Can (JDub Records) with The Dirty Streets, A: The Color (formerly Holy Ghost).+ Indie Dance Party @ Midnight! This party is a celebration of Patrick A (from Can!!Can) getting married the next week. $7 Cover. Free Can!!Can merch with entry … Read More

Will Nick Hornby Write a Musical About PunkTorah?

By October 18, 2010

Tonight in Atlanta, a pairing we didn’t really expect to see: British author Nick Hornby will read, and Can!!Can, fronted by Jewcy contributor Patrick Aleph, will rock. Hornby is on the road after a brief stint supporting the record that … Read More

How To Start An Online Synagogue: Part I

By August 20, 2010

Once upon a time, a group of people decided to start an online synagogue called OneShul. This independent minyan consisted of two buddies in Atlanta (a graphic designer and his weirdly Type-A musician friend) and all their friends that they … Read More

A Devout Jew Who Won’t Turn Off His Stereo During The Three Weeks

By July 13, 2010

Bein ha-Metzarim is the period between the 17th of Tammuz and Tisha B’Av. It’s a time of mourning for the loss of the Temples and the exile of the Jews from Israel. And during this time, you’re not supposed to … Read More

Wearing A Yarmulke Got Me Laid

By June 29, 2010

Day three of a tour with my band Can!!Can, and I’m in a Walmart in Auburn, Alabama getting hit on by hot Jewish girls. It’s not that I’m attractive, really. It’s the fact that I wear kippot almost everywhere I … Read More

Judaism: Weird, Dark…and Great Musical Material!

By June 21, 2010

"So, Mr. PunkTorah, does your band play Jewish music?" I’m surrounded by a group of middle aged Jews, trying to explain my rock band Can!!Can…and trying my hardest not to cuss or fuck up or look like an idiot. Because the easiest way … Read More

Indie Rock Is My Siddur

By May 24, 2010

It’s pretty cool to have a day job that involves writing and editing a siddur. But to be honest, at the end of the day, I really just looked forward to blasting my stereo on the way home from the office … Read More

Write Your Own Siddur

By April 22, 2010

I really don’t like siddurim. They’re heavy, complicated, over-thought, out-of-touch, hardcover nightmares that stalk me in my dreams. I sit in my synagogue looking at this thing. Granted, it’s Reconstructionist, which is like the Socialist Manifesto of Judaism, but it’s … Read More