We all know not to believe in curses or superstition, but during this baseball season in Chicago, the Cubs have taught skeptics to trust in the power of magical thinking.
Philippe Mora’s documentary “Three Days in Auschwitz” features a score by rock legend Eric Clapton and some compelling source material. But is the director too close to his material?
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.