Dan Friedman, The Jewish Daily Forward

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The Jewish Daily Forward

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Past articles by Dan:

After 49 days, what can we count on?

For years, Jews have been counting the Omer, the forty-nine days between Passover and Shavuot. This time, we are also counting days of lockdown. → Read More

The secret Jewish history of Leap Year (and Leap Shabbat too)

On February 29, 2020, Americans will observe Leap Year. There's something a little Jewish about that day. → Read More

What It Means To Grow An Omer Beard

Why Jews don't shave during the Omer period, growing beards between Passover and Shavuot. → Read More

The Sami Rohr Prize For Jewish Literature Announces Its Nominees

The Jewish Book Council announced its finalists for the 2019 Sami Rohr Prize nominating Rachel Kadish, Michael David Lukas and Dalia Rosenfeld. → Read More

Contested Identity, Uncontested Election – The Forward

Julia Salazar entered the public eye after her upset victory for New York state senate. Then controversy over her Jewish identity arose. → Read More

Jez Butterworth’s Tale Of Love And Darkness

Jez Butterworth's "Ferryman," directed on Broadway by Sam Mendes, echoes both Shakespeare and Anton Chekhov. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: The Improv King Of America

The only journalist to set foot on the set of “Who Is America” looks at Sacha Baron Cohen’s show as a genre-defying piece of improvisation. → Read More

You Too Will ‘Love, Gilda’

Lisa D'Apolito's new biographical documentary of Gilda Radner is playing now at the Tribeca Film Festival. → Read More

Neil Simon’s Seven Greatest Quotes

Here are the seven greatest quotes from Neil Simon, who died on August 25, 2018. → Read More

Shmuley Boteach Stresses Roseanne’s Jewish Repentance

Using Jewish concepts, long-time acquaintance of Roseanne Barr, Shmuley Boteach yet again showed he is her most eloquent defender, bar none. → Read More

No, You Really Don’t Need To Take A DNA Test

What difference would it make if you find out that you were 1% Viking? → Read More

Prince William In The Holy Land

ISABEL INFANTES/AFP/Getty... Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, gives a wave as he leaves the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018, after his wife Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a son, their third child. Prince William today will begin the first ever official visit to Israel by a member of the British royal family. Due to… → Read More

WATCH: Trump Insults Jewish Pol In Nevada

Channeling the skills that he honed over seasons of “The Apprentice” (though not the skills of civil debate), President Donald Trump went to Nevada to stump for Republican senate candidate Dean Heller. Brushing off the immigration furor that has surrounded his administration for the past week, he chose to tease and play with the crowd in baiting the state Democratic opposition. As the incumbent… → Read More

Israel Strikes Out At Gaza Fire Kites

In response to the fire kites, fire condoms and fire balloons that have been sent from Gaza to burn Israeli property in the past week, the Israeli military have carried out five strikes in 24 hours on Palestinians in Gaza. → Read More

British University Uses Nazi Quote To ‘Inspire’ Students

The career advice department at the University of Exeter on the south west coast of England sent out an inspirational quote in a mass email. → Read More

For #MeToo To Work We Have To Move Beyond 90s ‘Bitchification’

Award-winning journalist and former Forward staffer, Allison Yarrow talks about her new book on the media treatment of women in the 90s. → Read More

Can Natalie Portman And Jonathan Safran Foer Save The World From Humans?

Can “Eating Animals” become the “Inconvenient Truth” or “Philadelphia” of animal farming and food production? → Read More

Why We Need Hanoch Levin Now, And Maybe In Yiddish

In Yiddish or Hebrew, why Hanoch Levin, Israel's Samuel Beckett, is important 19 years after his death. → Read More

How A Cult Israeli TV Show About Soccer Swept Europe (Kinda)

3.2 billion people watched the 2014 World Cup. Three of them have plumbed this compulsion with their oddball lo-fi project — “Kaduregel Shefel.” → Read More

The Danger Of Progressive Leaders Who Don’t See Anti-Semitism

What if, when serially confronted with his and his party’s racism, a major western leader failed to apologize or lead his party away from it? → Read More