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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

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This Jewish Punk Heroine Died Tragically Young

By On March 13, 2017

The early ‘80s were an exciting time in New York’s music scene, and a young Jewish woman stood at the center of it all. Ruth Polsky was a prominent club promoter on… Read More

Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! A New Book All About the Jews of Punk
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Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! A New Book All About the Jews of Punk

By On August 19, 2016

The cover of Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk (Praeger, 2016), Michael Croland’s new nonfiction history of Jews in punk culture, depicts a bearded Hasid with his eyes squeezed shut and… Read More

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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

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Gay Avek

By On July 30, 2012

Matt Honig, a documentarian from outside Washington, D.C., is making a movie that traces the history of Judaism, political change–and punk rock. Punk is a lifestyle that’s mostly tied to music, and… Read More

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