In 1961, a Jewish kid named Hal Richman invented Strat-O-Matic, a baseball strategy game that has changed the lives of countless fans. Dan Epstein explains how he became one of them.
Kenny Schaffer gave Mick Jagger a way to jam without plugging in his guitar and created a ‘sonic dildo’ to enhance women’s pleasure. Do these and other breakthroughs make him an unsung hero of Jewish know-how — or just a guy with time on his hands?
‘Single Handed’ traces the story of Teddy Rubin, a Hungarian Jew who survived the Mauthausen concentration camp, saved Army comrades during the Korean War, and ultimately received a Medal of Honor — even in the face of anti-Semitism.
There’s a long tradition of musicians shilling for product to make ends meet. Some of America’s greatest Jewish songwriters have commercialized music with the best of them — starting with Lou Reed.
A Neil Diamond show traditionally offers schmaltz, glitz and hits. But Dan Epstein explains why the singer matters more than you might think.
When America entered World War II, it created the greatest crisis in baseball history. How could the game go on while stars like Hank Greenberg fought the Nazis?
Theodore Bikel turned 90 last month. The man who played Tevye talked to the Forward about growing up socialist, Bob Dylan and how to not get bored in your nineties.
Neil Diamond’s new album harkens back to an earlier time in his career — it’s not the ‘cool Neil’ of the 1960s, but rather the soft-rock idol of the 1970s.
Jewish artists have written some of America’s most patriotic rock songs. Here is a list of songs by Semitic singers to accompany your fireworks display.
Groovy dance sequences. Hippie nudity. Loads of ‘Right on’ dialogue. 40 years after it first appeared, Amos Sefer’s ‘An American Hippie in Israel’ finally returns to the small screen.