Dan Friedman

Dan Friedman

Dan Friedman is the director of content and communications at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. Formerly the executive editor and whisky correspondent of the Forward, he is the author of an illuminating (and excellent value) book about Tears for Fears , the 80s emo rock band.

He has won awards for feature writing, editing and, in 2018, won a Rockower award for editorial writing for his response to the events of Charlottesville.

Formerly the award-winning culture editor of the Forward, he writes regularly for the L.A. Review of Books and is a contributing editor to 8by8:The Magazine the Beautiful Game Deserves. He wrote for “Da Ali G Show” and has also written for The New York Times, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. Dan has a PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale and an MA in English Literature from Cambridge where he captained the university soccer team.