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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  • "I thought I was the only Jew on a Harley Davidson, but I was wrong." — Gil Paul, member of the Hillel's Angels. http://jd.fo/g4cjH
  • “This is a dangerous region, even for people who don’t live there and say, merely express the mildest of concern about the humanitarian tragedy of civilians who have nothing to do with the warring factions, only to catch a rash of *** (bleeped) from everyone who went to your bar mitzvah! Statute of limitations! Look, a $50 savings bond does not buy you a lifetime of criticism.”
  • That sound you hear? That's your childhood going up in smoke.
  • "My husband has been offered a terrific new job in a decent-sized Midwestern city. This is mostly great, except for the fact that we will have to leave our beloved NYC, where one can feel Jewish without trying very hard. He is half-Jewish and was raised with a fair amount of Judaism and respect for our tradition though ultimately he doesn’t feel Jewish in that Larry David sort of way like I do. So, he thinks I am nuts for hesitating to move to this new essentially Jew-less city. Oh, did I mention I am pregnant? Seesaw, this concern of mine is real, right? There is something to being surrounded by Jews, no? What should we do?"
  • "Orwell described the cliches of politics as 'packets of aspirin ready at the elbow.' Israel's 'right to defense' is a harder narcotic."
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  • The images, which have since been deleted, were captioned: “Israel is the last frontier of the free world."
  • As J Street backs Israel's operation in Gaza, does it risk losing grassroots support?
  • What Thomas Aquinas might say about #Hamas' tunnels:
  • The Jewish bachelorette has spoken.
  • "When it comes to Brenda Turtle, I ask you: What do you expect of a woman repressed all her life who suddenly finds herself free to explore? We can sit and pass judgment, especially when many of us just simply “got over” own sexual repression. But we are obliged to at least acknowledge that this problem is very, very real, and that complete gender segregation breeds sexual repression and unhealthy attitudes toward female sexuality."
  • "Everybody is proud of the resistance. No matter how many people, including myself, disapprove of or even hate Hamas and its ideology, every single person in Gaza is proud of the resistance." Part 2 of Walid Abuzaid's on-the-ground account of life in #Gaza:
  • After years in storage, Toronto’s iconic red-and-white "Sam the Record Man" sign, complete with spinning discs, will return to public view near its original downtown perch. The sign came to symbolize one of Canada’s most storied and successful Jewish family businesses.
  • Is $4,000 too much to ask for a non-member to be buried in a synagogue cemetery?
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