About Rachel Shukert

Rachel Shukert is an author, playwright and performer who lives in New York City with her husband and her cat. Her collection of essays, HAVE YOU NO SHAME? is published by Random House/Villard.

How to Celebrate a Real Old-Fashioned Valentine’s Day in Hollywood, 1939

By February 14, 2014

Blindfolded errand boys, booze, and little pills. Read More

What Do Jew Do on Christmas: Rachel Shukert, Author

By December 24, 2010

Author Rachel Shukert shares her thoughts on being a Jew on Christmas. Read More

Amsterdam Dispatch

By November 14, 2008

Well, I’m here again, heading up Jewcy’s Amsterdam bureau, and figured I’d give you a nice old fashioned dispatch. Perhaps in all of Western Europe, Amsterdam is the most Jewish of cities.  Any local will tell you as much, in … Read More

Young Jews and Israel: It’s Complicated

By November 5, 2008

Last week, I had the pleasure of appearing in Westchester before a lovely synagogue reading group (and an even lovelier platter of Nova lox, replete with capers, cherry tomatoes and tasteful slivers of red onion) to discuss my book.  I … Read More

The Protocols: Like Medieval Poland, the American South is Desperate for Jews

By September 24, 2008

Well folks, my summer of traveling just ended with a brief visit to my ancestral home of Omaha, Nebraska.  Despite the fact that I was there for ostensibly professional reasons (I was honored to participate in the fantastic annual Omaha … Read More

The Protocols: Anti-Semites We Love

By September 10, 2008

Hello, and welcome to “Anti-Semites We Love!” It’s a new semi-regular feature here in the Protocols, when every few weeks I’ll take some time out from furiously cataloguing the various ways in which Jews hate themselves and give some attention … Read More

The Protocols: How the Jews of Europe Became Mascots and Souvenirs

By August 27, 2008

Hello Semites and anti-Semites! (Is that like matter and antimatter? Kind of, except instead of totally and mutually annihilating each other they seem to have maintained an antagonistic, yet symbiotic relationship for centuries, deathless and regenerating, occupying the others mind … Read More

The Protocols: Are Jews to Aquatics what African-Americans are to Basketball?

By August 13, 2008

I’m sorry. I really am. I had an entirely different column outlined for this week, all about interpreting the book and recent film adaptation of Brideshead Revisited through the lens of the twentieth century American Jewish experience (the striving, the … Read More