Ariel Beery. You may know him from his work on Columbia Unbecoming, or from his mag Presentense, or from his Blogs of Zion blog, or from his op eds in the Forward and the Jerusalem Post, or from the good times with Mobius as well as the bad times. Everybody Jewish it seems knows Mr. Beery.
Or do they? I’ve just had the privilege of staying at his digs in NYC for a week. This gave me tremendous insite into the real Ariel. Check out the video clip above where Mr. Hashomer Hatzair rocks the Chanukiah with Aaron Small (formerly of the weirdest Jewish philanthropy ever – the Forest Foundation) and Lindsay Litowitz of Livnot. Last night, Ariel threw a party that was attended by like, the Jewiest Jews in New York City. Of course our Esther was there as were a whole mess of current/former/infrequent Jewschool bloggers namely David Kelsey, EV, Balam’s Donkey, Lilit Marcus (who I am sure thinks I am a total asshole, so to make up for that I will point you to 2 of her projects, namely Lilit in Stereo, her personal blog which I just added to our blogroll and Save the Assistants which is oodles of fun) and Shabot6000. There were others there too, like Aryeh Goldsmith of JRants and other projects, Sydney Henning from birthright israel, and a few folks I recognized from ROI120.
Man… Al Qaeda really missed out on a great opportunity… So what did we all do? Foment revolution? Discuss new ways to save the Jews? Study a blat of Gmarah? Nope. Allwe did pretty much was get drunk. And take lots of silly pics.
Hey… we’re all entitled to a day off once in a while, no?? Even Ariel Beery gets a day off…
Enjoy the party pics below!