Jewish bloggers have written their first reviews of the recently launched Jewcy.com and they’re not being generous.
– Ariel over at Blogs of Zion writes:
The artwork is amazing — the content, well, not so much…I don’t really care whether Jews are at the top of the evangelical movement, or what a porn-star’s mother says about her choice of a career. Moreover, I don’t see why answering the question as to why Israeli’s are pricks is “what matters now” as the Jewcy tagline claims.
Steven I. Weiss from Canonist is even harsher:
The press release, and the site, announce a slogan of â€œWhat matters now.â€? Well, not Jewcy, thatâ€™s for sure.
Sure, there are the items youâ€™d expect, from the blatantly ignorant, the blogs that seem more masturbatory than informative, and the first person pieces that laboriously detail the lives of people you couldnâ€™t care less about.
And the stuff by writers from whom youâ€™ve learn to expect good things feel like toss-offs. Lauren Grodsteinâ€™s got a relatively interesting story about how Jews are perceivedâ€¦from 1998. Somehow, even Neal Pollackâ€™s stuff isnâ€™t all that great there.
Jewlicious, commenting on an earlier Jewcy beta site, opined:
In the meantime, in terms of content, Jewcy looks like itâ€™s going to provide much of the same old same old.
And on the comment board at Jewlicious, Jewschool’s Mobius chimed in:
eh, i saw the beta a while ago. iâ€™m not impressed. in fact, iâ€™m so unimpressed that i donâ€™t even consider it a threat.
they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. if people are biting you, it means youâ€™re a step ahead of them. jewcy may have a budget that i donâ€™t, but they donâ€™t have any original ideas (and they also clearly have no design sense or technical know-how), which means theyâ€™re destined for failure. which is sad becauseâ€¦ what a waste of money i couldâ€™ve put to better use.
And then tempered his response with another comment: