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Matthue Roth

Matthue Roth
Matthue Roth created Jewniverse. He also co-created G-dcast, the animated Torah film series. His most recent book is My First Kafka, a picture book for children. He's also the author of the memoir Yom Kippur a Go-Go and three novels. He lives in Brooklyn with his family, and he keeps a secret diary at www.matthue.com.

Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! A New Book All About the Jews of Punk

August 19, 2016
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Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! A New Book All About the Jews of Punk

The cover of Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk (Praeger, 2016), Michael Croland’s new nonfiction history of Jews in punk culture, depicts a bearded Hasid with his eyes squeezed shut and his mouth thrown open in a deep-throated scream. After digging through articles, defunct websites, and old cassette tapes,…

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The Yiddish Theater Star Who Disappeared Into an Anti-Stalinist Superhero

May 18, 2016
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the yid

Paul Goldberg’s provocatively-titled novel The Yid (Picador) starts out with a middle-of-the-night visit from the…

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Let This Music Video Inspire Your Repentance

October 1, 2015
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darshan

Jewish thought is full of paradoxes. A complicated philosophy is supposed to help us achieve…

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When Jesus Said The Shema

August 19, 2015
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When Jesus Said The Shema

So you’ve heard of the Shema, right? The…

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Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings “Fiddler”

July 30, 2015
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Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings "Fiddler"

Sammy Davis, Jr., the singer, tap-dancer, and entertainer,…

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How to Prepare Your Mother’s Body for Burial

July 27, 2015
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How to Prepare Your Mother's Body For Burial

It’s said that the members of a hevra…

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Hunting Nazis on Noah’s Ark

April 27, 2015
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Hunting Nazis on Noah’s Ark

In 1992, the video game Wolfenstein 3-D was…

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The Grateful Dead — Now in Hebrew!

April 20, 2015
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The Grateful Dead, Now in Hebrew!

Sagol 59 is the godfather of Israeli hip-hop…

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The Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous Haggadah You Probably Want Right Now

March 17, 2015
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The Gorgeous Newfangled Haggadah You Probably Want Right Now

Asufa is an Israeli design collective. Each year,…

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When Nina Simone Sang a Zionist Standard

February 19, 2015
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Nina Simone Sings Milk & Honey

All this week, Jewniverse is honoring Black History…

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The Jewish Songwriter Behind Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit”

February 17, 2015
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billie-holiday

All this week, Jewniverse is honoring Black History…

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What Kind of Nice Jewish Boy Writes a Book About Santa Claus?

December 25, 2014
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What Kind of Nice Jewish Boy Writes a Book About Santa Claus?

One day, Eric Kaplan’s son’s playdate to the…

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