Presentense Magazine: Jewish Life Here and Now!
Issue #3 of this cutting edge Jewish magazine!
In this issue:
Enter the Matrix: A first-person account of the Ethiopian identity crisis by Danny Admasu
Iron Lion Zion: Forging Ethiopian life in Israel by
Sweeten Your Spirit:
High style high holy days in the holy land by
The Honey Staff
In the Big-Inning: Opening day at the Israel baseball league by
Home Land Home Run?: Baseball makes aliyah by
Smarty Pants: Rhodes scholars take to the road by Jewish Student Weekly and PresenTense Staff
Boycott, Bloody Boycott: British academics bash Israel, again by
Dear Chaps, Thanks for the Boycott: Learning from the British has never been easier by Leora Addison
Tuesday, the Rabbi Went to Jail: Religious activism and the rabbinate by Yehuda Hausman
Go South, Young Jew: Zionist settlement thrives in the negev by
Virtual Judaism: Finding a second life in online community by Julian Voloj
The Hebrew Slanguage: Unpacking the junk from Israel?s trunk by Jacob Shwirtz and Esther D. Kustanowitz
Kosha? for tha? Rosh Ha?: Shabot spot by William Levin aka Ben Baruch
The Zionist Frontier: Zionism redefined in Jerusalem by
Slaves in the Holy Land: The problem of sex slavery in Israel by
Funny, You Don?t Look Jewish: Converts on the true colors of the Jewish community by Aliza Hausman
Star-Crossed Lovers: Scenes from an interfaith relationship by
Calling All Converts: Blogging the burdens and blessings of conversion by Leah Jones
Fetal Attraction: Why orthodox Jews will prevent Jewish extinction by Eric Ackland
More Orgies, More Babies: A modest proposal by Ben Brofman
The Biblical Case for Intermarriage: Why you can marry anyone you want by Ariel Beery
The Art of Rebirth: Adisia crafts hope for Ethiopian women in Afula by
A Bright New Day: Optimistic futures for the Jews by Phil Getz
Oy-Bay Goes to the Movies: Shtarkers and the sweet science by
Blood Brothers: Masked uncovers the conflict by Lonnie Schwartz
Common Sparks ?Forever? Within: ?Finding forever? lacks common?s sense by Margaret Teich
Collin: A poem by Genevieve Dreizen
Portrait of an Internet Strategist: Randi Jayne Zuckerberg by Adam Finkel
Tasty Bites to Smite Your Enemies: Rosh Hashanah?s symbolic foods by Miriam Segura
Sins of Our Fathers: A short story by Alieza Salzberg
Dress Me Up in Jew: Show your partner how easy it is to be your kind of Jew by Eileen Levinson
All content © PresenTense, 2007.
About Presentense Magazine:
As a trans denominational and international marketplace of ideas, PresenTense seeks to invigorate Hebrew culture by providing a nurturing environment where Jewish youth will be able to explore and enrich their Jewish identity within a civilizational framework. In doing so, PresenTense seeks to add value to Jewish life around the world by strengthening the ties that bind members of the Jewish community across ideological and religious divides, in order to advocate and articulate the values and ethics we hold to be central to Hebrew culture: mutual responsibility, the obligation to pursue social justice, self-determination and the value of preserving the distinctive wisdom of a People?s tradition.
Our print magazine features new, views, reviews, photography and artwork by young Jews about Jewish life in the here and now; our online forum will showcase shorter articles with regular updates about local events; and our salons and peer-led discussions across the country provide opportunities for young Jews to engage with those issues that seize our community in the present.