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The Secret Jewish History of Aerosmith

Aerosmith is arguably America’s most successful hard rock band. But few people know the Jewish history that helped make this success possible. → Read More

The Secret Jewish History of Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd’s recording career may have ended. But the band’s Jewish history lives on. → Read More

The Secret Jewish History Of Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro turns 77 on August 17, 2018. Herewith, a look at his secret Jewish history. → Read More

Woodstock Changed The World. Here’s The Inside Story Of How Max Yasgur Made It Happen.

Max Yasgur hosted Woodstock in 1969 on his Bethel farm. The festival, where Joe Cocker and Jimi Hendrix played, among others, was 50 years ago. → Read More

The Secret Jewish History of the Rocky Horror Picture Show

The legendary cult musical, which opened in London in 1975, has a surprisingly Jewish history. → Read More

In ‘Shangri-La’ Rick Rubin’s Genius Gets A Spiritual Shrug

The series flounders to make something more of Rubin’s simple formula. The result is a byzantine take on a man who preaches minimalism. → Read More

The Secret Jewish History of The Rolling Stones

Their first manager was Jewish. They first played with a Jewish blues guitarist. They even used Yiddish in a Top 40 hit. → Read More

The Astonishingly Menschy Side Of Bob Dylan

In "Dylan and Me," Bob Dylan's childhood pal Louie Kemp reveals the mercurial artist's more human side. → Read More

The Secret Jewish History Of ‘Shaft’

Hold on. Before you get all “cultural appropriation” on me, hear me out. The character “Shaft” is not now, nor has he ever been, Jewish. Nor has he been portrayed by Jews in film or TV, nor was he conjured by a Jewish artist. Early on in his fictional life, however, Shaft was among Jews, as Shaft creator and author Ernest Tidyman chronicled in “Shaft Among the Jews” (Dial Press, 1972), the… → Read More

The Secret Jewish History Of ‘A Star Is Born’

'A Star Is Born,' starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, doesn't seem to have much of a Jewish story behind it. But its predecessors sure do. → Read More

Bob Dylan Musical ‘Girl From The North Country’ Set For Broadway Run

Conor McPherson's "Girl From the North Country" will play at the Belasco Theater on Broadway beginning February 2020. → Read More

Happy 77th Birthday To Paul McCartney, The Jewish Beatle

John Lennon said, ‘Show business is an extension of the Jewish religion.’ But Paul McCartney lived it. → Read More

My Bubbe, The Bull And The Kabbalah Of Catching A Foul Ball

At Shea Stadium at a New York Mets game, a grandmother teaches a boy the right attitude about catching a fly ball. → Read More

The Secret Jewish History Of Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue

Bob Dylan wasn't the only Jewish thing about his Rolling Thunder tour, which featured Allen Gunsberg, Kinky Friedman and Allen Ginsberg. → Read More

The Secret Jewish History Of The Happy Meal

McDonald's Happy Meal debuted nationally in June 1979. A Kansas City marketing CEO and a Guatemalan franchise owner are behind the iconic object. → Read More

Bob Dylan’s 10 Most Jewish Songs

Bob Dylan didn’t exactly grow up to be Shlomo Carlebach. But he never strayed too far from his roots, nor did he deny them, writes Seth Rogovoy. → Read More

For Mother’s Day — 9 Great Versions Of ‘My Yiddishe Mame’

'My Yiddishe Mame,' the classic love letter to mother's everywhere has been sung by everyone from Tom Jones to Connie Francis to Bilie Holiday. → Read More

WATCH: In The Latest Twist From ‘Game of Thrones,’ Author George R.R. Martin Learns He’s Part Jewish

In a twist worthy of his books, Martin learned his paternal grandfather isn’t who he thought he was. → Read More

The Secret Jewish History Of “Rock Around The Clock”

“Rock Around the Clock” was credited to two Philadelphia-born Jewish songwriters, each the son of immigrants. → Read More

The Happiest News Of The Jewish Week: World Seders, Jewish Superheroes, Yiddish Rockstars

Jewish superheroes triumphed, Seders were held around the world, and more good news from this Jewish week. → Read More