Rob Edelman


Holtzman, Ginsberg and Epstein Back at Bat

By Rob Edelman

For two days in the waning baseball season, the lineup in Cooperstown, N.Y., will feature Holtzman on the mound, Ginsberg behind the plate and Epstein at first base.On August 29 and 30, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, in conjunction with Jewish Major Leaguers, Inc., and the American Jewish Historical Society, will offer a program titled,Read More


Boxing Writer Learned His Love of the Gloves as a Child

By Rob Edelman

Long before Budd Schulberg made his name as a boxing writer, he was a devoted fan of the sport.On June 8, the author of “On the Waterfront” and “What Makes Sammy Run?” will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame & Museum in Canastota, N.Y. During a recent phone conversation with the Forward, Schulberg recalled how hisRead More


Joseph Green: ‘I Knew Exactly What I Wanted’

By Rob Edelman

Joseph Green is the Steven Spielberg of Yiddish filmmakers. During the 1930s, he directed four Yiddish-language films on location in Poland — lyrical Old World tales that depicted a culture in which “shtetl” and “samovar” were as recognizable as “Brooklyn Bridge” and “bagels” are to New Yorkers today. On the occasionRead More



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