Jewish Journal

  • Bill Maher Defends Jay Leno at 2014 Hall of Fame Gala

    By Nicole Behnam

    March 12, 2014 | 4:11 pm

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. –  Bill Maher inducts Jay Leno Tuesday night at the 23rd Hall of Fame gala hosted by The Television Academy.

    A-list talent, media moguls, and network executives gathered together at the Regent Beverly Wilshire to celebrate the 23rd annual Hall of Fame... read on

  • Full List of Oscar Presenters Announced

    By Nicole Behnam

    February 24, 2014 | 1:28 pm

    The presenters, including several past Oscar winners and nominees, will be:

    Amy Adams
    Kristen Bell
    Jessica Biel
    Jim Carrey
    Glenn Close
    Bradley Cooper
    Penélope Cruz
    Benedict Cumberbatch
    Viola Davis
    Daniel Day-Lewis
    Robert De Niro
    Zac Efron
    Sally Field
    Harrison Ford... read on

  • We Should Read More

    By Nicole Behnam

    October 30, 2013 | 6:36 pm

    It’s refreshing to see people posting quotations from Edgar Allen Poe and Charles Bukowski on their Facebook statuses and Instagram feeds. But how many of us have actually read Bukowski’s books from beginning to end?
    Growing up in the Cliffsnotes and Sparknotes generation, we are... read on

  • Jewish Holidays—This Year, Avoid Guilt

    By Nicole Behnam

    September 3, 2013 | 5:35 pm

    “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” -Steve Maraboli

    My greatest problem with the school system in America is that they teach so many different... read on

  • Dying to be Skinny | What’s Really Going On?

    By Nicole Behnam

    June 25, 2013 | 1:54 pm

    Will becoming skinny really make us happier? The amount of times my girlfriends and I have concluded that losing weight was the answer to our problems is truly outstanding.

    Every time I hear someone say “I feel so guilty” after enjoying a meal, a combination of pity and disgust... read on

  • Going to a Club in Los Angeles

    By Nicole Behnam

    April 22, 2013 | 8:29 pm

    Determined to make your way in through a sloppy crowd, you start talking to the bouncers and dropping promoter’s names with your ID in hand, hoping to reverse their permascowls. It doesn’t matter if it’s your best friend’s birthday, or that you’re Sam Nazarian’s “cousin.” It’s 12am... read on

  • Are You Dating Your Cell phone? — Or Your Laptop? Try being Mindful

    By Nicole Behnam

    April 12, 2013 | 5:40 pm

    "Successful people never worry about what others are doing." -Unknown

    Log in to your Facebook account and you will seldom notice a self-deprecating post on your Newsfeed. Nobody wants to share with their friends the inevitable failures or pitfalls that occur routinely, and why... read on

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When Nicole Behnam was 15, she joined the school newspaper and discovered that journalism was one of her passions. To take her passion one step further, she called Brentwood...

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