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Steven Gimbel is Professor of Philosophy and an affiliate of the Jewish Studies program at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. He is author of Einstein's Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion, Einstein: His Space and Times, and Isn't that Clever: A Philosophy of Humor and Comedy.
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Eddie Cantor and Black Lives Matter

On what would have been his 130th birthday, Steven Gimbel and Gwydion Suilebhan reflect on the famous Jewish performer and racism. Eddie Cantor was perhaps the first true modern celebrity. There were certainly famous performers before he arrived on the scene, but Cantor was the first to enlarge his fame by devoting himself to humanitarian […]

Rodney Dangerfield, Mensch featured

Rodney Dangerfield, Mensch

Steve Gimbel and Gwydion Suilebhan pay a little overdue respect to the late comedian, who recently would have celebrated his 100th birthday. Rodney Dangerfield was a living contradiction: a successful failure. Fame is the closest thing American culture has to royalty, and America made Dangerfield famous, curiously, precisely because he failed to embody the virtues […]

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