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Dr. Dan Friedman was the Director of Content and Communications at Shalom Hartman Institute of North America.

Previously Dan served as executive editor of the Forward, where he won numerous awards for writing and editing including a 2018 Rockower award for editorial writing for his  response to the events in Charlottesville, VA. He received a PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale and an MA in English Literature from Cambridge, where he captained the university soccer team.

Dan is the author of an ebook about the real ideological roots of “Tears for Fears,” the 80’s rock band. He writes regularly about books for the L.A. Review of Books, about whisky wherever he can, and is a contributing editor to 8by8 (America’s glossy soccer magazine). He was a staff writer for Sacha Baron Cohen and has also written for The New York Times, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Dan Friedman


Aug 7, 2020

Dan Friedman, Maya Gamer, Tyler Johnson, Talia Levin

With the cancellation of camps across North America and the world this summer, Hartman pulled together a pilot program for teens suddenly out of options.

Jul 23, 2020

Craving connection and with time on their hands, Jews have been attending online courses with intense devotion.

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