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jewish punks


A 1980s Gay Boy and his Jewish Bubbes

By On November 12, 2013

In Alvin Orloff’s novel Gutterboys—written in 2004, but set in the punk fever of the early 1980s—Jeremy Rabinowitz is a shy 19-year-old Jewish kid desperate to fit in with the gay Manhattan avant-garde….or to just… Read More


A Punk Fiddler

By On January 28, 2013

“In our little village of Anatevka, you might say every one of us is crazy.” In most productions of Fiddler on the Roof Tevye delivers these opening lines ponderously, reflectively—a bit, you could say,… Read More


Punk Jews

By On December 4, 2012

The punk rock movement developed in the 1970s as a genre of fast, hard-edged music which defied the norms of mainstream music culture. Punk Jews, a new documentary premiering in New York on December 11th… Read More


Breadcrumbs of the Past

By On February 6, 2012

Until recently, Bram Presser was known as the lead singer of YidCore, a Jewish punk band that played loud, fast versions of songs such as “If I Was a Rich Man” and “Wind Beneath… Read More


Holy Pigging Out

By On January 13, 2011

Can the physical act of eating be a spiritual experience? Judaism offers different blessings as a way of sanctifying all sorts of things, from the food we eat to…well, going to the bathroom afterwards. Why is… Read More