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Mima'amakim show in New York

Mima’amakim published its sixth annual issue. We’re going to celebrate like Semitic Naiads and Satyrs on Nov 6th at Cornelia Street Cafe in Greenwich Village. Illustrious guest appearances include Dan Mobius himself. This time, we’ll be heavily experimenting with jazz…

King Abdullah and the Fifty Rabbis

Once, there was a Jordanian king who summoned fifty Talmud scholars and proclaimed… Muslims from every branch of Islam can now assert without doubt or hesitation that a fatwa calling for the killing of innocent civilians—no matter what nationality or…

Two Things to Cheer You Up

They say, the best jokes are the ones that were meant seriously. Saw this on OverheardInNewYork: Father: Oh, you mean hummus. Hamas is a terrorist organization. The other delightful bit is that Mima’amakim in conjunction with Jew*school are hosting a…

Beach and Pickles

As I look forward to my short August vacation in a certain small Middle-Eastern country, I’ve been getting my beach fix here in the ultra-humid dust-mongering New York. An hour ride from the Upper West Side (on which I don’t…

Mima’amakim Arts and Culture Blog

According to R’ Shneur Zalman of Liadi, “living with the times” means synching up with the weekly Torah portion. We, at Mima’amakim, agree theoretically, but in practice decided to go hi-tech and launch a BLOG. We’ll be reporting on Jewish…

Atheist Summer Camp

Very amusing Times article about Camp Quest, a place for the children of atheist, agnostic and secular families who, “face more than their share of bigotry.” Is that true? Are irreligious people discriminated against and actually need to organize their…

Strictly Leftist

I am strictly leftist back against the wall, and you, at the edge of the bed, are the right-wing extremist this dawns on me, sometime around 4 am, as I sneeze and reach over to give your right-wing ass a…

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

The problem with many of the new Jewish writers (Englander, Shteyngart, Vapnyar etc) is that they manage to put together a fairly successful promising debut… and then vanish. Jonathan Safran Foer is the first among them to actually publish the…

Daniel Sieradski