Seth Rogovoy


The Secret Jewish History of Prince

By Seth Rogovoy

The Secret Jewish History of Prince
We’re all jamming on the 30th anniversary of ‘Purple Rain,’ by the artist formerly known as Prince. But what about the Jewish story behind the legendary album?Read More


The Secret Jewish History of Tupac Shakur

By Seth Rogovoy

The Secret Jewish History of Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur, who was gunned down in 1996, led a life of turmoil. But a new Broadway musical makes Seth Rogovoy wonder if the brilliant rapper was really just a nice Jewish boy.Read More


The Secret Jewish History of The Rolling Stones

By Seth Rogovoy

The Secret Jewish History of The Rolling Stones
Their first manager was Jewish. They first played with a Jewish blues guitarist. They used Yiddish in a Top 40 hit. So why did it take The Rolling Stones so long to get to Tel Aviv?Read More


The Secret Jewish History of William Shakespeare

By Seth Rogovoy

The Secret Jewish History of William Shakespeare
As Bardologists celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, one story isn’t being told. Seth Rogovoy reveals that the legendary playwright knew quite a bit about Judaism.Read More


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






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