Author: Matthue Roth

Tznius Envy

There are deadlines, and then there are deadlines. I’m the Writer in Residence this month over at BrooklynTheBorough.com, and I was supposed to turn in my column Friday. How I feel about deadlines is best expressed in an email that…

Holy Hot Pants

Yes, I have several Mormon friends, and yes, they do make fun of each other for wearing what the more playful adherents of their religion have dubbed holy underpants. The link between ritual undergarments and religious purity didn’t start with…

Vayeira: Runaways

There’s a lot of stories in Vayeira. Child sacrifice (well, almost), strange visits from strange figures who eat milk and meat together, and a whole bunch of complicated relationship stuff. It’s not surprising most people forget about a little baby…