About Tuvia Tenenbom
Tuvia Tenenbom is a Der Spiegel and Haaretz best-selling author, journalist, dramatist, and the founder of the Jewish Theater of New York. Tuvia studied for his doctorate in English literature at St. John's University, earned his MFA in Playwriting at CUNY-Brooklyn, BS in mathematics and computer science at Touro, and finished his rabbinical studies in Jerusalem. He also studied Christianity and Islam in Israel and New York as well as journalism, acting, theater, and finance (at NYU).
In 2003 Germany's most presigious newspaper Die Zeit named Tuvia Tenenbom and Prof. Harold Bloom “the best minds” in America.
Tuvia was named "founder of a new form of Jewish theater" by the French Le Monde, "founder of The Theater of Catastrophe" by the German Die Zeit, "The New Jew" by the Israeli Maariv, "Free artist who fights for truth and tolerance" by the Belgian Le Vif L'Express, and "One of the most iconoclastic and innovative of contemporary dramatists" by the Italian Corriere Della Sera. Critic D. J .R. Bruckner. reviewing for the New York Times, described Tuvia's theatrical work "irresistibly fascinating," and Alisa Solomon, writing for the Village Voice, called it "theater of integrity, inquiry and chutzpah."
As a journalist, Tuvia writes essays and op-ed articles for various publications. His articles and essays have been published in leading Western media including Die Zeit of Germany, Corriere della Sera of Italy, Yedioth Ahronoth of Israel, and the American Fox News.Tuvia is also a columnist for Die Zeit. His column, "Fett wie ein Turnschuh," appears twice a month. Tuvia is the author of the Spiegel Top-10 Best Seller Allein unter Deutschen (I Sleep in Hitler's Room in English), and the #1 Best Seller in Israel Catch the Jew!.