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Frank Sinatra’s Pride, Passion and Politics

December 11, 2015

By Joe Dorinson

Our house, the Bible teaches, is one of many mansions. Frank Sinatra whose 100th birthday we celebrate this Saturday, December 12, 2015 began his great ascent to the room at the top in 1935 when he broke into show business on Major Bowes’s Amateur Hour. His rise, over Judy Garland’s rainbow, personifies [more …]Frank Sinatra’s Pride, Passion and Politics

My Friend Louie

December 8, 2015

Submitted by Bill Morgenstern

It was 1933 in the middle of the depression. Sam, my father had found out in October, 1929 that his entire fortune was wiped out. He would need to liquidate his successful curtain rod factory with 600 employees to pay for the margin call.

Although Sam was a moderately religious [more …]My Friend Louie

Meeting Sandy Koufax

By Uriel Gottesman

I lived in Borough Park (55th St.) from the middle 1940s until 1955 but in addition, lived in other sections of Brooklyn until 1966.

One of my favorite memories was the opportunity my father, brother and I had to Visit with Sandy Koufax in his home on 48th Street within a couple [more …]Meeting Sandy Koufax

The Crazy Life of a Kid from Brooklyn – My Best Friend Louie

It was 1933 in the middle of the depression. Sam, my father had found out in October, 1929 that his entire fortune was wiped out. He would need to liquidate his successful curtain rod factory with 600 employees to pay for the margin call. Although Sam was a moderately religious Jew he did not fit [more …]The Crazy Life of a Kid from Brooklyn – My Best Friend Louie

A Stickball Story

By Martin H. Levinson When I was ten I had a batting slump. No matter how hard I tried I was not able to hit a rubber Spalding ball with a wooden stickball bat. I became an easy out for the pitcher and as a result I was the last person chosen to be on [more …]A Stickball Story

Pieces of Pictures

By Victoria Gold

I was born in nineteen fifty one in Brighton Beach Brooklyn, NYC. Brighton was a magical and mystical place to grow up. What more could a kid want than to be surrounded by the ocean, Coney Island and New York City?

The Gold family lived surrounded by the bracing smell of fresh [more …]Pieces of Pictures

DEBORAH KASS UNVEILS OY/YO SCULPTURE IN BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK

November 12, 2015
OY-YO

NOVEMBER 10, 2015 – Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce the unveiling of Deborah Kass’ first large-scale public sculpture OY/YO, now on view in Brooklyn Bridge Park through August 16, 2016. Commissioned by Two Trees Management Company and presented in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park, the sculptural installation will coincide with No Kidding, [more …]DEBORAH KASS UNVEILS OY/YO SCULPTURE IN BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK

Avi Hoffman and Suzanne Toren on ‘Death of a Salesman’ and Yiddish

Avi Hoffman and Suzanne Toren, who star in the New Yiddish Rep’s production of “Death of a Salesman.” Credit- Ian Douglas for The New York Times

By LAURA COLLINS-HUGHES NOV. 10, 2015

Before he was a salesman, Willy Loman was a peddler on the Lower East Side.

You won’t find any [more …]Avi Hoffman and Suzanne Toren on ‘Death of a Salesman’ and Yiddish

REVIEW: BROOKLYN DODGERS, THE GHOSTS OF FLATBUSH

November 9, 2015

By Joe Dorinson

When Walter O’Malley—author Pete Hamill’s choice for the third most evil man in history—pulled the Dodgers out of Brooklyn with the bibulous Horace Stoneham in tow, this baseball tycoon drove a dagger deep into our city’s heart. Our borough minus the Dodgers is like Romeo bereft of Juliet, corned beef on white [more …]REVIEW: BROOKLYN DODGERS, THE GHOSTS OF FLATBUSH

Kvetching and Shpritzing

October 7, 2015

Jewish Humor in American Popular Culture Joseph Dorinson Foreword by Joseph Boskin Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-9482-8 Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-2056-5 photos, notes, bibliography, index softcover (6 x 9) 2015

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About the Book Jewish humor, with its rational skepticism and cutting social criticism, permeates American popular culture. [more …]Kvetching and Shpritzing