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November 07, 2003 - Image 110

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-11-07

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Jewcy.com offers consumers "kosher-
style fabulosity" that is also "racy" and
"lusty" and full of ethnic pride.
Breaking "close to under a hundred
pieces a month," according to co-
founder Jason Saft, 26, Jewcy sells thong
underwear, baseball caps (both $15),
stickers ($1) and T-shirts ($20 to $25),
including a new one that taunts with a
traditional Jewish greeting and an insinu-
ation of inappropriate familial relations.
Saft and his three cohorts also
organize Jewish-Chemed community
events, and they recently started send-
ing out a monthly "best of" list. (An
unrelated group, also called Jewcy, is a
national affiliation of grassroots Jewish
community activists.)
"I don't know if people envision
themselves going back to temple," Saft
said of people who attend Jewcy events,
like a comedy show starring Jackie
Hoffman of Broadway's Hairspray. But
they will find "commonalities and a
similar background," he said. -
Saft suggests that "reading Heeb,
wearing a Jewcy T-shirt or going to see
the Hip Hop Hoodios" — a Latin-
Jewish hip-hop band in New York —
might even spark an interest in Jewish
culture, heritage and "in learning what
they forgot in Hebrew school."
Whatever their external effect, the
T-shirts essentially are a way to have
fun and feel Jewish at the same time,
which may be a new phenomenon for
many Hebrew school graduates.
"I'm never going to suggest that a T-
shirt is a serious sign of religious iden-
tity," said Lefton, who aspires to
attend rabbinical school. "But it's a
fun way to stick your chest out and
say, 'Yeah, we're Jews.'"
Lefton is currently designing a
"Haman's Angels" motorcycle shirt for
Purim 2004. O

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