P E O P L E
David Levithan aka, my boss
Francesca Lia Block
Alan Jay Sufrin
Star St. Germain
A Girl, a Stack of Books
R E S O U R C E S
Chabad of Noe Valley san francisco
Kesher Israel washington, d.c.
Anshe Shalom chicago
Beth Israel berkeley
Yeshiva Simchat Shlomo
The Daily D'var
What's a Talmud?
Yom Kippur sites
Critical essays on Buffy
Jewschool no authority but G-d
Jewlicious like J*School, but not
Shemspeed Jewish music & culture
Jewish Impact Films
Jewcy like Salon, only Jewish
JDub Records music
Tales of the City
A R T I C L E S
A song for every day of
Chanukah the week -- from They Might Be Giants to RebbeSoul, my holiday picks for your holiday mix.
Monday, December 22, 2008 10:29 a.m.
Jewcy: Thea Hillman Interview
MR: Your first book was a kind of poetry disguised as memoir. But in Intersex, the subject matter is unquestionably you. Do you think of this book as a polemic? A mission statement? Or is it more, like, throwing your life out thereóand, by the way, it's the life of an intersex person?
Friday, December 12, 2008 10:12 a.m.
Cookbook review: A Taste of Israel
Israeli food is known for a lot of things, but refinement is not traditionally one of them.
There is the falafel mentality (crispy and greasy), the hummus-and-pine-nuts-platter mentality (quick, clean and healthy) and the pomegranate-seed mentality (exotic and Mediterranean, but scant, like the kind of food youíd expect birds to eat in an Israeli rainforest).
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 11:15 p.m.
Francesca Lia Block interview
"Iím just dealing with how characters respond to situations. Itís funny because I actually perceive Ruby as a much more active heroine than Weetzie Ė she goes after what she wants and gets it. Grace seems to me to be one of my most brave characters because what she has to face is so immense."
Thursday, October 23, 2008 10:47 p.m.
Silver Jews interview
"I like the narrative nature. The stories. The mix of humor and despair. Itís just something Iíve always been fond of."
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 07:33 p.m.
David of Arabia
An Arabian Jewish prince walks into the Vatican and demands an audience with the pope....
Sunday, October 5, 2008 02:09 a.m.
Back in the USSR
I grew up in a community in Northeast Philadelphia that, in the early 1990's, suddenly became very Russian. Stores changed signs, and the conversations on the 67 bus became incomprehensible. In Hebrew school we learned that very bad things had happened to the Jews of the former Soviet Union and that they were now permitted to escape. Not that we were ever told what those things were.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 02:57 p.m.
As his dying wish, the writer Franz Kafka asked that all his manuscripts be burned. If he were alive today, Kafka would be sorely disappointed. Not only is he widely regarded as one of the greatest authors of the 20th century, but his name has become a part of standard English; the adjective Kafkaesque is used to describe situations and people that are surreal, disorienting, and often menacing.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 08:10 p.m.