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Posts about Judaism

Wishing You A Grisly Death in the New Year

Consider the following thought experiment. Imagine that suddenly everyone around you begins to act funny. First your coworkers start to…

May You Be Inscribed in the Book of Life

Today I got an email. The who’s and what’s aren’t important. But the gist was, “I sent you a jerky…

A Very Special Christmas Post

I do not hate Christmas. I do not hate hearing Christmas songs in every store I go into. I do…

My Chanukah Window

There’s a tradition in Judiasm during Chanukah. You’re supposed to light the candles just after sunset, right around the time…

Mazel tov

The Scar, my newest {fray} story, has been picked up by the Jewish hipster magazine Jewsweek (online here). It was…


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