The Kabbalah of Popular Culture

Seth Rogovoy frequently writes about the intersection of popular culture and Jewish themes, affinities, personalities, and other less well-known connections. The majority of these pieces have been published in The Forward as part of the ‘Secret Jewish History’ series.

The Kabbalah of Buster Keaton

by Seth Rogovoy Had it not been for Erik Weisz, the Hungarian-born, Wisconsin-raised son of a rabbi, one of the most influential film artists of all time may have been just an ordinary Joe rather than the extraordinary Buster Keaton, the renowned comic actor, director, and stunt performer widely regarded as one of the greatest…