Dan Friedman


Making an Exodus Vacation

By Dan Friedman

I was taught that Passover was the time of the year when we lived unleavened lives, not puffed up with self-importance and luxury. “We were slaves in Egypt,” the Seder reminds us, and we should not commit the sin of hubris by forgetting our roots. Given the number of luxury Passover holidays with full “kosher for pesach” board, I guess I was wrong.Read More


Whisky Jewbilee Gambles on June Sipfest

By Dan Friedman

Whisky Jewbilee Gambles on June Sipfest
Whisky Jewbilee is moving up in the world. The kosher whisky event that started in 2012 when the much bigger WhiskyFest New York shifted from a Tuesday evening to a less Jew-friendly Sabbath timing, has announced its plan for 2014 and it involves moving itself up in terms of esteem, calendar and just plain location.Read More


Orange is the New Black, Purim Edition

By Dan Friedman

To celebrate the release of the new Netflix series ‘Rambam is the new Rashi,’ thousands of Hasids took to the streets of Los Angeles. Read More


Frank Sinatra’s Busy Years

By Dan Friedman

Frank Sinatra’s Busy Years
BACKWARD: Frank Sinatra made headlines from the grave for fathering Ronan Farrow. He also claims to have sired Zosia Mamet, Allison Williams and Barbra Streisand.Read More


Being Daniel Friedman

By Dan Friedman

Being Daniel Friedman
It’s not easy being me, Daniel Friedman. On top of the cares of delightful family, domestic finance and the Jewish Daily Forward, there’s the existential angst of living in a world of doppelgangers — whole crowds of Daniel Friedmans swarming around me. It’s like living in Charlie Kaufman’s “Being John Malkovich” except instead of everyone looking like me, everyone just has my name.Read More






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