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punk rock


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


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

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

Sweden's Outrageous Jewish '90s Pop Band

Sweden’s Outrageous ’90s Jewish Dance Band

By On July 1, 2015

It’s fair to say that Swedish dance pop, high camp and bands whose names begin with “A” are pretty snuggly bedfellows. After all, Sweden is responsible for giving us Abba and Ace… Read More

Introducing: The Golem, a Horror Film From Weimar Germany

Introducing: The Golem, Weimar Germany’s Creepiest Film

By On August 28, 2014

Deep in the annals of obscure German cinema lies The Golem: How He Came into the World, a 1920 silent horror film about the Jewish mythical Golem and, well, how he came into the… Read More


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


Oi to the World

By On August 11, 2011

“Our biggest sages were totally nonconformists,” says Yishai Romanoff, the lead singer and founder of Moshiach Oi!. “Abraham didn’t accept the status quo–all the leaders were liars. He wanted to smash it all; he smashed all… Read More

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