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This Jewish Punk Band Existed to Spite Neo-Nazis

By On August 25, 2017

What’s a Jewish punk fan to do about all that skinhead punk out there? Some choose to ignore it, while others choose mockery instead. Take the spoof band Jewdriver, whose guiding motivation… Read More


Star and Shamrock

By On November 21, 2012

Some combinations are obvious: peanut butter and jelly, rock and roll, Bert and Ernie. Others aren’t quite so apparent. Take, for instance, classic Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine and traditional Irish fare. Washington DC restaurateurs Jason… Read More


It’s Hip to Be Square

By On March 14, 2012

Most people have a definite mental image of what matzah should look like: It’s evenly perforated, crunchy, and square. However, if you showed a piece of contemporary Manischewitz matzah to a Jew of the past–whether… Read More


The Future of Jewish Music Is Not Adam Sandler

By On November 28, 2011

Is Mac Miller the future of secular Jewish culture? The Pittsburgh-born 19-year-old rapper is regarded in the music world as something of a prodigy. Born to a Jewish mother and a Christian father, he was raised Jewish… Read More


So Not Kosher

By On September 15, 2011

Grocery shopping can be an incredibly personal experience. We purchase foods for many different reasons: Our hunger. Our health. Our secret desires (late-night ice cream noshers, we’re looking at you). In 10 Items or Less, a short video, a… Read More


Cowboys Love Manischewitz

By On September 13, 2011

“There’s nothing so unusual about being a Jewish cowboy,” says Harold Stern, who should know–he’s one himself. Jewish cowboys have been the subject of songs, documentaries, and the album The Jewish Cowboy–a 1950s-era record which… Read More

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