There are, as always, lots of buzzwords flying around in Jewish communal settings. One of these is “innovation.” Young Jews know that they are Jewish, but many either don’t know what that means or don’t like the traditional options available to them to manifest their identities. So many of them are reinventing their Jewish identities and making up new ways in which they can not just be Jewish, but do Jewish. We’ve seen this in the emergence of indie minyans across North America as well as in the proliferation of Jewy projects, most of which, like their creators, are unaffiliated with the broader community. Is this a good thing? What the hell do I know. But today we present you with two innovators who have been getting a lot of buzz lately. In this, the inaugural edition of Â¿Quien es mÃ¡s Jewliciouso? (apologies to 70’s era SNL for the name and to Sarah Silverman for the graphic) you get to decide who you feel is more Jewy, good for the Jews, cool or Jewlicious (in the literal sense – no one featured in this series is in any way affiliated with the Web site of the same name). So without further ado, here are our candidates:
|Ariel Beery||Dan Sieradski|
Latest Buzz: Authored article in Haaretz with partner Aharon Horwitz:
Politics: Shomer Hatzair in his youth
Facebook Status: 851 friends, Graduated from Columbia, Currently attending NYU, is a “Neo-Rabbinic Zionist Karaite” and ladies, he’s single!
Latest Buzz: Addressed the GA in Nashville:
Politics: Orthodox Anarchist
Facebook Status:483 friends, no educational affiliation listed, but ladies, he’s single too!
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Â¿Quien es mÃ¡s Jewliciouso?
- Ariel Beery (30%, 221 Votes)
- Dan Sieradski (30%, 220 Votes)
- This is stupido (24%, 178 Votes)
- Equally Jewliciouso (17%, 125 Votes)
Total Voters: 744