Hebrew School

Protocols of the Hypertexts of Zion (Quick Quick Slow)
February 25, 2009, 8:37 am
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recovering the yiddish cha-cha [teruah]

the people of the magazine [n+1]

park slope food co-op to recommend that jewish members wear star of david [fips]

here comes the sun: jewish groups gear up for rare ritual [jta]

the quiet cabal behind the new jewish culture [new voices]

where alvy singer must have gone [umamimart]

bad news for jewcy and an update from zeek [my machberet]


Clare Burson debuts Silver and Ash @ Joe’s Pub, Thursday, Feb. 26

Are yall excited for Clare’s show on Thursday?

This will be a multimedia treat: A song cycle interwoven with story monologues unearthing the past. Audience members will receive an arty songbook which chronicles the music along with a 3-song sampler of the upcoming Tucker Martine-produced CD. Clare sings songs so sincere and heartfelt that you will immediately, even if you don’t know her at all, want to be her Best Friend Forever.

This show will also be awesome because it will be a “full band” show. I’ve only seen Six Points fellow Clare on stage by herself, so I’m excited about this, especially from what I hear in the warm yet fuzzed-out textures of her ensemble recordings. The band features Adam Levy on guitar (Norah Jones, Jenny Scheinman, Tracy Chapman), Tony Leone on drums (Ollabelle, Levon Helm, Rickie Lee Jones), and Andy Cotton on bass.

Click here for show details.

Click here to buy tickets. SOLD OUT

Touch me, I’m sick
February 17, 2009, 9:45 pm
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Good piece in the Times today about being young and uninsured in New York City:

“At this point, I can’t really justify it monetarily,” said Ian McElroy, a musician who moved to Bushwick, Brooklyn, from Omaha, last year. “It’s not like I think I’m invincible, I’m 29, the world can’t touch me. It’s the very opposite of that. I’ve got to make rent and eat.”

With insurance out of reach, Mr. McElroy has taken to playing doctor, using online resources like WebMD, which offers medical news, descriptions of various diseases and drugs, and discussion groups. As he spoke, Mr. McElroy was icing his feet, which, one day in January, had become cripplingly painful; he was unable to walk.

“I think I have plantar fasciitis,” he said. “I’ve been laid out for two weeks.”

Hebrew School’s got Next
February 11, 2009, 8:35 am
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Hebrew School has a lengthy article on Nextbook today, which includes two song previews from the upcoming album.

“Gestures, overt and hidden, toward an inescapable kind of Jewishness”?

“Can fill a rock club”?

You got it. We bring it.

Click here to read the full article >>

Protocols of the Hypertexts of Zion
February 10, 2009, 12:31 am
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jesus christ defeated again by swarthy, closeted jew [fips]

bringing back the sexy [nextbook]

hebrew school baggage [jew-ish.com]

fuck you, facebook, i’ll marry who i want [jew-ish.com]

leesaar at ps122’s coil festival [brooklyn rail]

nice jewish guys calendar giveaway [popjudaica]

greenpoint photo du jour: oy vey! [newyorkshitty]

Seven Generations

Avishai Mekonen’s Seven Generations opens at the Tisch Gallery this Thursday, February 12.

We’re not talking about the biodegradable dish soap you get at the food coop, people. This is the work of Avishai Mekonen, who’ll be giving a talk at the upper west side JCC’s Tisch Gallery this Thursday starting at 6pm, followed by the official opening. Avishai, a Six Points compatriot, has painstakingly documented, in photo and video, the complexities of Ethiopian Jewry. Tradition and modernity collide. Generations are counted backward as life is counted forward. Plain and simple: No one else is doing this.

Who’s coming? I’ll see you Thursday.

The skinny…

Seven Generations:
Photos and Video by Avishai Mekonen

The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery
The JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St.
New York, NY

On View Feb 12 – Apr 30, 2009

Opening Events: Thu, Feb 12
6-7 pm: Meet the Artist Talk
7-8 pm: Gallery Reception