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Welcome to Deep Shtetl.

A curious person’s guide to the stories behind the stories, demystifying the potent but often misunderstood forces that shape our world, from religious faith to social-media technology to popular culture.

Dead Jews and the People Who Love Them

Dead Jews and the People Who Love Them

A conversation with author Dara Horn about her provocative new book on anti-Semitism, Jewish life, and the uncomfortable truths about both that our society seeks to obscure…
Welcome to Deep Shtetl

Welcome to Deep Shtetl

An inside guide to the world’s misunderstood people, overlooked stories, and unusual ideas…

I’m an accidental journalist, connoisseur of conspiracy theories, and recovering internet addict who fell into this work when I discovered that people were inexplicably willing to pay me to say things I wanted to say anyway. Over the past decade, I’ve covered everything from elections in America and Israel, to the translation of Harry Potter into Yiddish, to Muslims and Jews in comic books, to anti-Mormonism in American politics, to religious Jews in baseball. Before that, I studied history and Jewish studies at Harvard, where I was the movies editor of the school paper. (Professionally, it’s all been downhill from there.) These days, I live in New York with my family, and in my spare time, I compose and sing original Jewish music and create bots that troll anti-Semites on Twitter.