Mamaleh Knows Best got a fab review in the New York Times. (It’s online now, will be in print in the August 28th issue of the Book Review.) Jennifer Bleyer, founding editor of Heeb, wrote such a sparky, snappy assessment. LET ME BUY YOU ALL THE COCKTAILS, JENNIFER BLEYER.

In non-me-related news, check out this superb public service project for Teens, PopUp for Change.


  1. jack September 3, 2016 at 10:29 am

    I was raised orthodox Jewish in NYC by first-gen Americans – – – Ramaz school if that means anything

    the notion that Judaism is indistinguishable from Bernie Sanders lefto lib love fest is obscenity and anathema

    AmJews are lefto mostly by accident of immigration from socialist Europe

    Jew are communitarian, partly by ghetto-ization, imposed, and partly b/c the brilliance of OUR Founders decreed:

    (1) Minyan – ten male (oops) persons for quorum and
    (2) no travel on Sabbath (I once asked if horseback was permitted – it has no internal combustion engine…)
    – thus Jews must live walkable from the community center

    Many Jews are rightists- African and Arabian Jews; and Russian Jews
    you are free to be a good person (lefto definition) but leave yahwe and torah out of it

    Save the Planet did not keep diaspora intact 2000 years

    Torah did and stern patriarchism did, and excommunication of apostates

    ‘Save the world’ is also known as minding other people’s business


    As for ‘chosen’ – as the phrase goes next time Gd, choose somebody else, if you don’t mind’

  2. marjorieingall September 3, 2016 at 11:51 am

    They don’t teach punctuation at Ramaz. It’s a lefto lib construct.

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