Jewish Journal

Lisa Keys

  • ‘Wedding planner to the stars’ focuses on details, details and also details

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Jackie and Adam Sandler. Shaunie and Shaquille O'Neal. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale. Heidi Klum and Seal. Jami Gertz and Tony Ressler. Janice and Billy Crystal. When these high-profile pairs have a star-studded soirée to host -- anything from a wedding to a bridal shower, a bar...
  • Bratz : They’re cool, hot and controversial

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Depending on whom you ask, Bratz are odd-looking multiethnic dolls with big eyes and skimpy clothes - or they're, like, the coolest things ever.

    The dolls -- with their "passion for fashion" demonstrated through midriff-baring tops and micro-miniskirts -- have been criticized by many...

  • Davening on the Lido Deck

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    On a recent Caribbean cruise aboard the MSY Wind Surf -- the largest yacht among Holland America's upscale Windstar fleet -- the talk on deck was about war, nannies and the country's best Catholic schools. Sunburned blondes lingered over a four-course dinner, featuring dishes such as...

  • Dr. Laura Loses Her Religion

    August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Controversial syndicated radio-show host and public advocate of Orthodox Judaism Laura Schlessinger -- "Dr. Laura," as she is known to her 12 million daily listeners -- confessed on air this month that she will no longer practice Judaism.

    Although Schlessinger -- who very publicly...

  • Support for Summer CampAddicts

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It's a sweaty summer day in the city, and the sun -- worthy of a heat-advisory at 9:30 a.m. -- mercilessly scorches the sidewalks as I dodge bus-exhaust fumes, doughnut carts and the tourist masses while making my way to my office cubicle.

    Mentally, however, I'm 700 miles away,...

  • Rocky Mountain Chai

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The year was 1996, and Rabbi Mike Comins, newly ordained at Jerusalem's Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, had reached a crossroads. He had just completed his rabbinic thesis, was preparing to start his doctorate and, even though he was writing about God, "I felt like...

  • New Mikvah Ain’t Your Bubbes Bath

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Some say Fanit Panofsky was destined to build a mikvah. In her native Morocco, her great-grandmother operated a mikvah. So, too, did her grandmother.

    So it came as no surprise to Panofsky's friends and family when she opened a mikvah in a Fort Lauderdale suburb, her hometown. But,...

  • Romancing Religion in the City of Lights

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In French director Pascale Bailly's latest film, "God Is Great, and I'm Not" ("Dieu Est Grand, Je Suis Toute Petite"), Michèle, a misguided 20-year-old, hates her family, has had an abortion and just dumped her loser boyfriend. In her despair, she asks God for help and turns to...

  • MTV’s Yadda Yadda sisterhood

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Omigod, it's, like, the story of the summer. It all started in April, during the spring quarter at UC Davis. The scene is a rush event for the fledgling Jewish sorority Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi. A heretofore unknown presence on campus, the 4-year-old, 35-member sorority had adopted a...

  • Small Screen’s Kosher Cuisine

    May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Many Jewish grandmothers have reputations as fabulous -- but frustratingly enigmatic -- cooks. With time-honored recipes for such dishes as cholent and brisket relying on intuition and a pinch of this and a dash of that, family culinary traditions tend to get lost -- or not nearly as...