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Haran home and tell your friends!

I first learned about Pharaoh’s Daughter from a high school friend of mine, who had a huge crush on Basya Schechter. Something in the presence of beautiful, soulful figures would set her off to fall foolishly, hopelessly in crush. So…

The end of Cannabis Chassidis.

Cannabis chassidis is about to retire, as I’m pretty sure I’ve said most of what I want to say with it. I’m probably going to keep writing something somewhere else, but before it folds: Is there anything that still needs…

Oyhoo wrapup

The Oyhoo festival is up and done. Success? I only made it to two and a half shows of the whole thing, and the range of successes vs. failures is striking. There’s a mystical principle I picked up from Yaakov…

Constantine's Plowshare

Good Lord Almighty, isn’t the pope cute? It’s a very deep and important thing he’s doing, drawing the line in the sand, so to speak, in the world, and taking a stand, against what of all things? Violence for the…

The end of Jahfilte Fish?

When I first came back from Israel, I got involved in an informal shabbos community throughout New York. Masters of something they called the “ruckus shabbos,” whereby shabbos would be, just crazy, with constant drunken singing, dancing, and yet a…

Shalos shudis

Howdy Hey. I’m back in the U.S. for a bit now, having lovingly fled Israel in warm terror after finishing this piece, planning to make aliya in the late fall, and taking care of some travel responsibilities for a bit……

Evil, Self-described

Relatively new, from the bowels of Jerusalem, is Rishus, an open and unmoderated invitation of stories and rants re: Jewish evil, mostly in the form of chassidish sexual narratives, occasionally featuring violence and a nazi here and there. Got some…