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David Meyers served in the White House from 2006 to 2009, and later worked in the United States Senate. He is a regular contributor to The Daily Caller and other publications where he writes on foreign and domestic policy. David has appeared on NPR and other national media programs, and lectures on current events at various institutions in New York.

ARTICLES BY: David Meyers

April 27, 2022 11:00 am

A Witness to Theatre History Strikes a Funny, Poignant, and Sad Chord

I have covered the work of Stephen Sondheim extensively on this site (see here, here, and here). And during the 1980s and 1990s, no pianist...

April 7, 2022 11:02 am

Composer Stephen Sondheim’s Genius Lives On in New Recording

If you love musical theatre, Broadway, or Stephen Sondheim, you must listen to the "Sondheim Unplugged" recording series. I reviewed the first volume soon after Sondheim's...

April 6, 2022 9:31 am

Pro Wrestling Star MJF Fights Hate, Says ‘I’m Very Proud’ to Be Jewish

At a time of rising antisemitism, one might not expect a pro wrestler to be a leading advocate for the Jewish people. But Maxwell Jacob Friedman...

February 9, 2022 12:13 pm

New Album Is a Rousing Tribute to Theatre Icon Stephen Sondheim

When I covered Rick Pender's brilliant encyclopedia on Stephen Sondheim last year, I called Sondheim America's greatest living writer. Sadly, that is no longer the case. But...

December 27, 2021 1:40 pm

Exploring the Lost World of Tommy Tune’s Broadway

Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett, and Gower Champion, are among the greatest directors/choreographers in Broadway history. The first three, in particular, helped shape the...

December 3, 2021 10:17 am

Searching for Connection — and Jewish-Arab Peace — Onstage

Live theatre is back. And in Los Angeles, you can now see the national tour of "The Band's Visit," playing at the Dolby Theatre. Based on...

August 17, 2021 12:17 pm

Meet the World’s Greatest Living Jewish Mystery Writer

Anthony Horowitz is one of the world's greatest mystery writers, and arguably, the greatest living Jewish author of mysteries. His original works are worldwide best sellers,...

July 15, 2021 12:38 pm

Leaving Afghanistan Is a Tragic and Historic Mistake

Despite their differences, Joe Biden and Donald Trump have found one thing they agree on -- abandoning Afghanistan, and sacrificing 20 years of hard-fought gains,...

June 1, 2021 12:44 pm

Remembering a Great Scholar and Defender of Jews: Harold Brackman

I was shocked to open my inbox on Sunday, and receive a message that Harold Brackman had passed away. Harold was a brilliant, prolific, and...

May 6, 2021 2:52 pm

A Jewish Artist Finds Hope Amid COVID and a Life in Entertainment

To say that Yuval David is prolific would be an understatement. The Jewish actor, host, filmmaker, and activist, seems to have an endless amount of...

April 29, 2021 12:18 pm

Exploring America’s Greatest (and Jewish) Living Writer

"The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia" by Rick Pender (Rowman & Littlefield), 2021 A recent op-ed in The Wall Street Journal argued that Stephen Sondheim is America's greatest...

March 25, 2021 3:58 pm

The Difference Between a Merely ‘Religious’ Jew and a Principled One

Hearts & Minds: An Original Look at Each Parsha in the Torah by Pini Dunner; Otzrot Books, 2021. Many Jews believe that being religious is the...

November 16, 2020 6:55 am

Jewish Composer Maury Yeston Discusses His Music and Musicals

Close your eyes when you listen to a Maury Yeston song, and you'll often be transported -- to Italy (Nine), Paris (Phantom), or the docks...

October 28, 2020 5:14 am

A Musical Theatre Genius — in His Own Voice

Review of Maury Sings Yeston (PS Classics, 2020). Maury Yeston's Nine is one of the greatest musical theatre scores ever written. His other work includes the...


Decision on Disciplinary Charges for George Washington University Students...

George Washington University held a disciplinary hearing on Friday to determine whether its Students for Justice for Palestine (SJP) chapter...


IDF Counts 6,900 Lone Soldiers; Half Come From 73 Different Countries

The Israel Defense Forces currently include some 6,900 lone soldiers, nearly half of whom immigrated from 73 different countries. The lone soldier label applies to recruits who serve with no parental...

Middle East

Iran Protesters Call for Strike, Prosecutor Says Morality Police Shut Down

Protesters in Iran called on Sunday for a three-day strike this week, stepping up pressure on authorities after the public prosecutor said the morality police whose detention of a young...

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