Martin Bodek

Author, Journalist

United States


Martin Bodek is co-founder of - a Jewish version of The Onion. He is the beat reporter for, an emerging Brooklyn-based organization for athletes. He researches surnames for (e-mail onsurnames[at] with yours and he'll do the legwork for you!). He has been writing freelance for more than 20 years for The Huffington Post, The Denver Post, The Washington Times, The Jewish Press, and other sites and media outlets as well as Germany's only weekly Jewish newspaper, The Judische Allgemeine. His books have been featured at the YU Seforim Sale. He was born and raised in the wilds of Brooklyn, New York, has worked most of his life in the badlands of New York City and settled in the jungles of northern New Jersey with his strong wife and three above average children. As you can tell, he wants to be a writer if and when he grows up.

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