Peter Ephross


Why Isn't Dolph Schayes as Famous as Sandy Koufax or Hank Greenberg?

By Peter Ephross

Why Isn't Dolph Schayes as Famous as Sandy Koufax or Hank Greenberg?
In his time, Dolph Schayes was the greatest Jewish basketball star. A new biography attempts to bring him into the pantheon with Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg.Read More


Why We're Living in the Golden Age of Jewish Baseball

By Peter Ephross

Why We're Living in the Golden Age of Jewish Baseball
We’re living through a veritable golden age of Jewish baseball. A new museum exhibit takes a look at those who lay the foundations for Ryan Braun and Ian Kinsler.Read More


How Hanukkah Entered American Mainstream

By Peter Ephross

How Hanukkah Entered American Mainstream
Hanukkah has indisputably taken its place in the mainstream American consciousness. The holiday’s fascinating history finally gets told in Dianne Ashton’s ‘Hanukkah in America.’Read More


Ryan Braun's Jewish Disgrace

By Peter Ephross

Ryan Braun's Jewish Disgrace
The best of times has turned into the worst of times for Jewish baseball fans now that Major League Baseball has suspended slugger Ryan “Hebrew Hammer” Braun in baseball’s latest performance-enhancing drugs scandal.Read More


On Franz Kafka's Birthday, Looking Through Lens of his Sexuality

By Peter Ephross

On Franz Kafka's Birthday, Looking Through Lens of his Sexuality
If ever there was an author whose works resisted analysis, it’s Franz Kafka. A new book emphasizes the author’s repressed homosexuality and fantasies about boys.Read More



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