Dan Friedman


Why the Nazis Are Still Winning Kristallnacht

By Dan Friedman

Why the Nazis Are Still Winning Kristallnacht
The word Kristallnacht is poetic, alluring: A night of crystal — perhaps in today’s context we might think of Cristal champagne. The name the Nazis gave the violence of November 9 and 10, 1938, is redolent of European sophistication and yet it connotes barbarity. For that reason Raul Hilberg, and a number of other prominent historians, especially German ones, refuse the name, preferring to use variations on the phrase “November pogrom.”Read More


Behold, Schnitzi the Schnitzel Truck

By Dan Friedman

Photograph by Dan Friedman Read More


Picturing the Lives of Scottish Jews

By Dan Friedman

Picturing the Lives of Scottish Jews
Scots and Jews have much in common, including whisky and smoked salmon. But Dan Friedman explains why the ignored others in Britain’s heart find little common ground.Read More


Jose Pekerman's 7 Miracles

By Dan Friedman

Jose Pekerman chats with Colombia player as the team prepares to face Brazil in the World Cup. / Getty Images Read More


What's Kyle Beckerman Hiding in His Hair?

By Dan Friedman

What's Kyle Beckerman Hiding in His Hair?
Yes, we know Kyle Beckerman has embraced Rastafarianism and yes he married the non-Jewish (and, by all accounts, beautiful, lovely and smart) Kate Pappas at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, but we know that those dreadlocks are just extreme peyes honoring Leviticus 19:27 where the Torah says, “You shall not round off the פְּאַת Pe’at of your head”Read More



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