Dan Friedman


Jews Argue Over Whisky: An Occasional Column That Helps You Choose

By Dan Friedman

A recent addition to the American market, Monkey Shoulder is a blend of three single malts. Read More


Adam LeBor: An Englishman in Hungary

By Dan Friedman

Courtesy of Szabolcs Dudas Read More


Of Frum Hippies, West Bank Settlements and Leo Tolstoy

By Dan Friedman

Of Frum Hippies, West Bank Settlements and Leo Tolstoy
Assaf Gavron’s ‘Hilltop’ is no ‘War and Peace’ — and that’s not a bad thing. Dan Friedman explains the compelling novel is about real people who happen to live in a West Bank outpost.Read More


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



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