HERB FREED

July 31, 2017

Today is Tisha B’Av, (the 9th of the Hebrew month of Av), regarded as the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. It commemorates Rome's destruction of the holy Temple in Jerusalem, and the massacre of one million, one hundred thousand Jews by sword, fire and crucifix.  Th...

July 13, 2017

I have a bone to pick with poet Matthew Zapruder in the July 10 New York Times Book Review. In his article “Understanding Poetry is More Straightforward Than You Think,” Zapruder tries to champion the accessibility of poetry. I applaud his intent, but he refutes Harold...

June 17, 2017

May Britt, the Swedish beauty is best known for her co-starring role in The Young Lions opposite Marlon Brando and Maximilian Schell. But I know her from her last starring role was in the psychological thriller, Haunts,

 that I directed in 1977. She was hailed by critic...

May 26, 2017

Above is 2nd Lt. Emanuel Pasana, the first Ethiopian-Israeli officer from Israel's Nachal Program. Such an officer inspired me when I created the character of  IDF Colonel Rachamim ben-Solomon, the bashert of Molly, Dan and Marion's self-appointed daughter.

So...

May 25, 2017

It's been years since I lived in New York, but it's always a pleasure to come back for a visit. This week I came out to pitch Bashert to the Jewish Book Council in New York City. The photo above is me waiting my turn among my fellow Jewish authors. 

I also had a great l...

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