Seth Rogovoy


The Secret Jewish History of Tax Day

By Seth Rogovoy

The Secret Jewish History of Tax Day
April 15 is upon us again. How did we get here? Turns out the idea of taxes is as old as the Torah. Seth Rogovoy traces the history  from Abraham to the American Civil War.Read More


The Secret Jewish History of the Super Bowl

By Seth Rogovoy

The Secret Jewish History of the Super Bowl
Heard of the Chabadnik who helped the Cowboys reach the Super Bowl in 1993? Seth Rogovoy explains the secret Jewish history of the year’s biggest game.Read More


The Secret Jewish History of Bruce Springsteen

By Seth Rogovoy

The Secret Jewish History of Bruce Springsteen
A tribe held its breath when The New York Times called The Boss “Bruce Springstein.” Even though he’s not Jewish, the typo wasn’t as wrong as it seemed.Read More


The Secret Jewish History of Cher

By Seth Rogovoy

The Secret Jewish History of Cher
Every decade has its Cher comeback, and this one’s no exception. Seth Rogovoy offers some background on the one-named songbird’s heritage, Jewish and (mostly) otherwise.Read More


The Secret Jewish History of Aerosmith

By Seth Rogovoy

The Secret Jewish History of Aerosmith
Aerosmith, America’s most successful hard rock band, is now 43 years old. But few people know the Jewish history that helped make enduring success possible for Steve Tyler and the guys.Read More






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  • Lusia Horowitz left pre-state Israel to fight fascism in Spain — and wound up being captured by the Nazis and sent to die at Auschwitz. Share her remarkable story — told in her letters.
  • Vered Guttman doesn't usually get nervous about cooking for 20 people, even for Passover. But last night was a bit different. She was cooking for the Obamas at the White House Seder.
  • A grumpy Jewish grandfather is wary of his granddaughter's celebrating Easter with the in-laws. But the Seesaw says it might just make her appreciate Judaism more. What do you think?
  • “Twist and Shout.” “Under the Boardwalk.” “Brown-Eyed Girl.” What do these great songs have in common? A forgotten Jewish songwriter. We tracked him down.
  • What can we learn from tragedies like the rampage in suburban Kansas City? For one thing, we must keep our eyes on the real threats that we as Jews face.
  • When is a legume not necessarily a legume? Philologos has the answer.
  • "Sometime in my childhood, I realized that the Exodus wasn’t as remote or as faceless as I thought it was, because I knew a former slave. His name was Hersh Nemes, and he was my grandfather." Share this moving Passover essay!
  • Getting ready for Seder? Chag Sameach! http://jd.fo/q3LO2
  • "We are not so far removed from the tragedies of the past, and as Jews sit down to the Seder meal, this event is a teachable moment of how the hatred of Jews-as-Other is still alive and well. It is not realistic to be complacent."
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  • Elvis craved bacon on tour. Michael Jackson craved matzo ball soup. We've got the recipe.
  • This is the face of hatred.
  • What could be wrong with a bunch of guys kicking back with a steak and a couple of beers and talking about the Seder? Try everything. #ManSeder
  • BREAKING: Smirking killer singled out Jews for death in suburban Kansas City rampage. 3 die in bloody rampage at JCC and retirement home.
  • Real exodus? For Mimi Minsky, it's screaming kids and demanding hubby on way down to Miami, not matzo in the desert.
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