Five years ago today, Jewcy was born. Since then, the online-only Jewish magazine that many of you probably already read has gone through several evolutions and changes of management, with, to my reading, one constant: a dedication to engaging young Jews who may not think of themselves as the likeliest readers of a Jewish magazine, and doing so by winking at the conventions of what a Jewish magazine should be without undermining those conventions to the point of standing for nothing at all. (Cough.)
Which makes me thrilled to announce—and, frankly, honored to be the one to announce—that Jewcy is now a property of Tablet Magazine. No need to reset your bookmark (though now is the time to create one if you haven’t yet!); Jewcy will run in the same place and more or less do the same thing. It’s another change of management, but that management isn’t clamoring for another evolution: we think that under Jason Diamond’s stewardship, Jewcy has been an exciting and essential site for the folks who have always formed Jewcy’s core readership. Also, if you like books and haven’t been reading Jason’s Jewcy, now is the time to start.
Especially since, I mean, it’s its birthday and all.
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.