Jewish Journal

Unrelenting Gore

By Peter Himmelman

November 18, 2014 | 4:45 pm

I’m jumping in to share my thoughts on the issue of whether it’s right for people to spread horrific images on Facebook. There’s no question that we suffer... More.

  • The 1937 game

    By Peter Himmelman

    August 4, 2014 | 9:56 am

    I was a peculiar kid, no question about it. One of the stranger games I used to play in junior high was called 1937. The game’s concept was simple – it... More.

  • Potato Chips, Conveyor Belts and Wounded Warriors

    By Peter Himmelman

    April 10, 2013 | 10:28 am

    You plan and you dream and you wait. It’s as though you’re on a conveyor belt that’s slowly bringing you nearer, imperceptibly nearer, to the time you... More.

  • Metaphors from the Ghetto

    Rabbi Mordechai Grossfeller aka: Peter Himmelman

    February 1, 2013 | 2:11 pm

    For the audio of Peter Himmelman acting as the fictional Rabbi Mordechai Grossfeller click here.  

    My name is Rabbi Mordechai Grossfeller and I’ve... More.

  • Dogs, The Amygdala, and Marv

    By Peter Himmelman

    January 31, 2013 | 3:09 pm

    Creativity isn't a skill. It isn't a tool to be marketed or capitalized upon, although it's often highly prized. Think of it like breathing or blood... More.

  • Marv Needs a Coffee Break

    By Peter Himmelman

    November 2, 2012 | 5:10 pm

    I never attended Columbia, Stanford or Yale; hell, I never even attended college, not even for a day. Imagine how many times I’ve been assailed with the... More.

  • Dreamators Ltd. (the movie crew in our minds)

    By Peter Himmelman

    October 24, 2012 | 8:14 pm

    The stories we tell ourselves to deflect from doing the things we dream of doing are wonderfully written. They’ve got nuance, detail and incredible... More.

  • 25 Rules For The Creative

    By Peter Himmelman

    October 17, 2012 | 4:58 pm

    1 - Feel, don't intellectualize
    2 - Don't try to be good- just be
    3 - The goal is to finish within the form
    4 - It doesn't have to mean anything, it... More.

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In addition to being a Grammy and Emmy nominated songwriter and composer, Peter Himmelman is a visual artist, writer and founder of Big Muse—an organization dedicated to...

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