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Not your Bubbe’s Jewish site
Posted October 29, 2009 to photo album "Not your Bubbe’s Jewish site"
Since the advent of Heeb, a wave of new media has popped up for both reverent and irreverent Jewish hipsters.
Slide 6: Habitus
While many sites center themselves in Israel or the US (often Brooklyn), Habitus tries to keep things off center. Its creator/editor, Joshua Ellison, told The Jewish Week, “There’s a misperception that New York and Jerusalem are the only permanent Jewish addresses…[this] project started as a way to understand Israel, and Israel’s a more complicated society than people think; there’s a multiplicity of places Israelis come from." Each issue picks a particular spot to explore. Former issues have focused on Budapest, Sarajevo, Buenos Aires, and now New Orleans. Only a few pieces from each issue go up online. From the latest, Rodger Kamenetz’s “Slate on Slat, ” a meditation on home and restoration, and “Maelstrom,” a poem by Andrei Codrescu. [Habitus]