Dan Epstein


Hey Baby, It's the 4th Of Jew-ly!

By Dan Epstein

Hey Baby, It's the 4th Of Jew-ly!
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.Read More


The Most Psychedelic Jewish Movie Ever Made Is Back

By Dan Epstein

The Most Psychedelic Jewish Movie Ever Made Is Back
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.Read More


How Sammy Davis Jr. Became the Great Jewish Entertainer

By Dan Epstein

How Sammy Davis Jr. Became the Great Jewish Entertainer
As a self-proclaimed ‘one-eyed black Jew,’ Sammy Davis Jr. didn’t have it easy. Tracey Davis explains in a new memoir that being his daughter could be tough too.Read More


How the Son of German and Polish Jews Became the 'Starchild' of KISS

By Dan Epstein

How the Son of German and Polish Jews Became the 'Starchild' of KISS
With the band KISS, Paul Stanley gleefully zigzagged between soulfulness and crassness. But the musician’s new memoir reveals the heartbreak beneath the face paint.Read More


Sandy Koufax's 10 Greatest Jewish Baseball Moments

By Dan Epstein

Sandy Koufax's 10 Greatest Jewish Baseball Moments
When ranking top moments in Jewish baseball history, it’s obvious Sandy Koufax needs his own category. Here are 10 highlights of the career of God’s lefthander.Read More






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  • Jon Stewart responds to his critics: “Look, obviously there are many strong opinions on this. But just merely mentioning Israel or questioning in any way the effectiveness or humanity of Israel’s policies is not the same thing as being pro-Hamas.”
  • "My bat mitzvah party took place in our living room. There were only a few Jewish kids there, and only one from my Sunday school class. She sat in the corner, wearing the right clothes, asking her mom when they could go." The latest in our Promised Lands series — what state should we visit next?
  • Former Israeli National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror: “A cease-fire will mean that anytime Hamas wants to fight it can. Occupation of Gaza will bring longer-term quiet, but the price will be very high.” What do you think?
  • Should couples sign a pre-pregnancy contract, outlining how caring for the infant will be equally divided between the two parties involved? Just think of it as a ketubah for expectant parents:
  • Many #Israelis can't make it to bomb shelters in time. One of them is Amos Oz.
  • According to Israeli professor Mordechai Kedar, “the only thing that can deter terrorists, like those who kidnapped the children and killed them, is the knowledge that their sister or their mother will be raped."
  • Why does ultra-Orthodox group Agudath Israel of America receive its largest donation from the majority owners of Walmart? Find out here: http://jd.fo/q4XfI
  • Woody Allen on the situation in #Gaza: It's “a terrible, tragic thing. Innocent lives are lost left and right, and it’s a horrible situation that eventually has to right itself.”
  • "Mark your calendars: It was on Sunday, July 20, that the momentum turned against Israel." J.J. Goldberg's latest analysis on Israel's ground operation in Gaza:
  • What do you think?
  • "To everyone who is reading this article and saying, “Yes, but… Hamas,” I would ask you to just stop with the “buts.” Take a single moment and allow yourself to feel this tremendous loss. Lay down your arms and grieve for the children of Gaza."
  • Professor Dan Markel, 41 years old, was found shot and killed in his Tallahassee home on Friday. Jay Michaelson can't explain the death, just grieve for it.
  • Employees complained that the food they received to end the daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan was not enough (no non-kosher food is allowed in the plant). The next day, they were dismissed.
  • Why are peace activists getting beat up in Tel Aviv? http://jd.fo/s4YsG
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