Ted Merwin, Ph.D. is a Dickinson College professor, Huffington Post blogger, veteran journalist, humorist, collector and sought-after public speaker. He is one of the foremost authorities on Jewish culture in the United States. His new book, Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli, won a 2015 National Jewish Book Award.
Pastrami on Rye has been featured in the New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, New York Observer, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, The Economist, Times Literary Supplement(TLS), Haaretz, Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel, Time Out Tel Aviv, Tablet, Forward, New York Jewish Week, and on radio and TV nationwide.
Ted has given more than 100 entertaining, multimedia public lectures over the last several years, including at the 92nd Street Y, the JCC in Manhattan, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in L.A., the Department of Homeland Security at JFK, the FDIC in Washington, D.C., the Spertus Institute in Chicago, and at universities, synagogues, JCC’s, libraries, book festivals, and museums from coast to coast.