Tag: judaism

  • Orthodox in New York: A Journey Through the Year 5738 

    During the past year I’ve spent a great deal of time in New York City’s Orthodox Jewish communities — particularly on the Lower East Side of New York. It has been a wondrous voyage through time. Now, whenever I get off the F train and walk down East Broadway, I am sud­denly in the Jewish […]

  • Delving Into Stanley Kubrick’s Judaism

    Five years ago cinephiles and semioticians were invited to join forces and wander the conspiratorial maze of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining in Rodney Ascher’s documentary Room 237. It showed, in ways both witty and unsettling, how the director’s work lends itself to a kind of close reading that can reflect back whatever light you wish […]

  • 1978’s The Shikse’s Guide to Jewish Men: Here’s the Awful Highlights

    Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. The Shikse’s Guide to Jewish Men Author:Marisa Richman and Katie O’Donnell Date: 1978 Publisher: Bantam Discovered at: Sunnyside Thrift Shop, Queens The Back Cover Promises: “The Jewish Man is in. He is […]