Jewish Guy – Rob

Why should you be Jewish Guy of the Year? A South Floridian-turned-Washingtonian, I’m inspired by GTJ to become more active in our community. Guided by Judaic spirituality, committed to Israel, and imbued with mensch-iness, I’d be privileged to serve as JGOTY. Would this mean I’d become an honorary member of the G-d Squad?? *cue Carlos […]

Jewish Girl - Julia Moss

Jewish Girl – Julia Moss

(Jewish Girl of the Year Voting Page) What makes you a “super Jew?” Um, hello! My name is JEW-lia. That kind of says it all. But the real reason I’m a super Jew is because I eat, breathe, and live D.C.’s Jew scene. Whether it is kicking butt at Sixth & I’s trivia night or […]

Jewish Girl - Rachel

Jewish Girl – Rachel

(Jewish Girl of the Year Voting Page) Should challah have raisins? Never! Except for that holiday where it is supposed to have rasins in it. It’s all about tradition, right? Smooth or Chunky Peanut Butter? Smooth. Favorite dish your mom/grandmother makes. My grandmother’s Matzoh Ball soup. She passed away a few years ago and I […]

Jewish Guy - Yaacov

Jewish Guy – Yaacov

What was your nickname when you were little? Yaacovito What’s your favorite Passover candy? Is this a trick question? Where can we find you on a Friday night? Usually enjoying the spiritual blessings of every soul-loving bite of the Kabbalah Cook’s food (trademark , JK) and the company of my fellow young DC Jews. If […]

The Etymology of Passover

Stephen Richer The Etymology of Passover 4/1/2010 Transcript of speech to be delivered at The George Washington University on 4/6/2010. Passover is a time of questioning, and the most renowned of the established Passover questions are the four questions that ask why this night–the night of the Seder (be the it first or second)–is different […]

Ranking The Plagues

Stephen Richer Ranking The Plagues 3/30/2009 Almost everything has a ranking.  Al Franken ranked religions in his book Oh, The Things I Know (reform Judaism placed first); US News & World Report ranks colleges; Newsweek ranks rabbis, The Economist ranks countries, and Maxim ranks women.  But nobody ranks the Ten Plagues of Egypt. For the […]

Jewish Guy - Ilya shapiro

Jewish Guy – Ilya Shapiro

Ilya on why he should you be Jewish Guy of the Year: Vote for me because I was one of the first Guys-of-the-Week (when there was more competition for these slots) and the year only got better.  Whether arguing for liberty at the Supreme Court, reciting the Braveheart speech in full makeup, or going mano-a-mano […]

Newsletter 4

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Team Jewish, Welcome to week four of Gather The Jews! The health care bill passed.  Kansas lost.  Israel and the United States disagreed.  Sandra Bullock is now single according to Facebook. Celebrate or bemoan these events with some of your fellow Jews at an upcoming Passover Seder, Shabbat dinner, or other […]

Jewish Girl - Sheryl

Jewish Girl – Sheryl

What’s your favorite nickname? My favorite nickname: Soju (pronounced: so-jew). It’s the name of the most potent alcohol in South Korea. When I lived there, I got a fish as a pet, and I named him Soju without thinking about the implications of his namesake. My American and Canadian friends thought it was funny and […]

Newsletter 3

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 J Squad, Welcome to week three of Gather The Jews! It is an exciting time to be a Jew.  Not only will we soon get to watch many of the finest Jewish athletes compete in the March Madness college basketball tournament, but we will get to celebrate Passover!  If you have […]

Jewish Girl – Aliyah

(Jewish Girl of the Year Voting Page) What’s your Mother’s Favorite Dish? Lamb chops. Where did you have your most spiritual moment? The first time I arrived in Jerusalem. At the time, I was 15 and with a group of my best friends. We started the day in Warsaw, in Janusz Korczak’s orphanage where he […]