Lauren F. Friedman


Jon Stewart’s Shout-Outs to the Tribe

By Lauren F. Friedman

Jon Stewart’s Shout-Outs to the Tribe
At the 92nd Street Y last night, Jon Stewart talked with Terry Gross about politics, the media and — of course — himself. In the meantime, he was sure to play to his core 92Y audience: the Jews.Read More


Simon Weisenthal Was a Mossad Agent, A New Book Says

By Lauren F. Friedman

Simon Weisenthal Was a Mossad Agent, A New Book Says
A new biography of Simon Weisenthal reveals that the famed Nazi hunter may have had some heretofore-unknown friends in high places. According to author Tom Segev, who was granted unprecedented access, Wiesenthal was not just a crusading individual acting alone — he was on the payroll of Mossad.Read More


'Oh Lord': Iran at Work on a Search Engine

By Lauren F. Friedman

'Oh Lord': Iran at Work on a Search Engine
People ask for Divine guidance on life decisions and matters of the heart, so why not on more mundane questions like: What is the capital of Azerbaijan?Read More


Jewish Hospital Live Tweets Hand Transplant Surgery

By Lauren F. Friedman

The surgery began at 7pm on Tuesday and took approximately 17.5 hours. All throughout the long and grueling procedure, senior hand fellow Dr. Christiana Savvidou tweeted from a laptop in the hallway outside the operating room. The tweets were all marked with the hashtag #handtx.Read More


Iran Declares War — On Pets

By Lauren F. Friedman

Iran Declares War — On Pets
Dogs may be man’s best friend, but they have now been added to Iran’s ever-growing list of enemies.Read More



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