"Luke Ford reports all of the 'juicy' quotes, and has been doing it for years." (Marc B. Shapiro)
"This guy knows all the gossip, the ins and outs, the lashon hara of the Orthodox world. He’s an [expert] in... all the inner workings of the Orthodox world." (Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff)
"This generation's Hillel." (Nathan Cofnas)
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Anybody Going To The Taste Of Limmud Thursday Night In Manhattan Beach?
I want to get a ride. According to the email: The event will start at 730pm, and our current list of confirmed presenters is: Steven Cohen – Patterns of Jewish Identity Rick Muller – A crash course in Torah chanting … Continue reading
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I’m A Sensual Semite
Menahem Wecker reviews a new book called Jews & Sex: Abrams opens his own study of the ways people have responded to Jewish involvement in pornography by critiquing Luke Ford, “a self-styled adult industry gossip-monger.” Abrams argues that Ford, who … Continue reading
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Yiddish Theater: A Love Story
Sunday morning, I catch a screening at the Laemmle theater in Santa Monica. In it, a professor of Yiddish at Vilnius University in Lithuania, an absolute bear of a man, talks about immigrant Jews wanting their children to speak English … Continue reading
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