Dan Friedman

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Did the E-Book Kill the Prayer Book?

In Books, Culture, history on November 12, 2012 at 11:39 pm

The book is dead. This time killed by the e-book. But is the death knell a little premature for a people who still read a vellum scroll twice a week?

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The Man Who Won the Election Before Anyone Voted

In Comedy, Politics, Television on November 12, 2012 at 11:36 pm

With little more than a hair’s breadth between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney, the US election is too close to call. However, whatever the outcome, there is already one certain winner – Jon Stewart.

Whisky Jewbilee

In Food, Travel on November 12, 2012 at 11:34 pm

The largest whisky event of the year took place last weekend at the Marriott Marquis. Stretching from sundown Friday to a later Saturday night, WhiskyFest NY was attended by hundreds of aficionados of the pungent malt. Sadly, I couldn’t make it this year, but I managed to stop by the first so-called “Whisky Jewbilee” run by Single Cask Nation just before the weekend. This wasn’t WhiskyFest, it wasn’t intended to be. It was more like a bar mitzvah Kiddush for whisky connoisseurs and the heksher gave it a distinctly Jewish ambience.