Jewish Journal

  • Carved Up Comics + Torah = Paper Midrash

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 26, 2010 | 5:12 pm

    Somewhere near the intersection of Torah discussions with his rabbi wife and his obsession with comic books, Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik discovered paper midrash.

    “I look for things that the rabbis talk about, things from the tradition, and I let myself go with it. I figure tradition... read on

  • Charities compete for Chase Community Giving prize of $1 million

    By Jay Firestone

    January 21, 2010 | 8:12 pm

    With one day left in the competition, one hundred of the nation’s charity organizations are campaigning to win a big cash prize. Chase Community Giving is offering $1million to the charity that receives the most votes in this latest facebook competition.

    Each ‘registered’ voter is... read on

  • Is Tiger’s Sex Addiction Real?

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 21, 2010 | 2:03 pm

    As Tiger Woods is reported to have entered rehab for sex addiction (see ESPN story here), the media and the blogosphere have reacted more with snickers than sympathy.

    But experts I interviewed for a story seven years ago say sex addiction is as physiological a malady as alcoholism... read on

  • Jewish teen’s tefillin sets off bomb scare, diverting US Airways flight [VIDEO]

    January 21, 2010 | 1:38 pm

    Apparently there’s only room for one black box per airplane. 

    From NY Daily News:

    A Jewish prayer box worn by a teen passenger caused a Thursday morning furor on a flight from LaGuardia Airport, forcing an emergency landing in Philadelphia, authorities said.

    The mix-up... read on

  • Israel film makes first Oscar cut

    By  Tom Tugend

    January 20, 2010 | 7:51 pm

    The Israeli film “Ajami” has made the first cut in the Oscar race by being named among nine semi-finalists in the foreign-language film category.
    The nine movies were selected from among 65 entries and will be winnowed down to five when all Oscar nominations are announced Feb.... read on

  • Coachella music festival includes Thom Yorke, Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem, Jay-Z

    By Ryan Torok

    January 19, 2010 | 6:59 pm

    Best lineup in years.

    My first time at Coachella was during my senior year at Milken. It was a great period in my life. I was obsessed with music and little else mattered. Radiohead headlined the festival. They were my favorite band. Their set blew me away.

    Yes, life was simple.

    ... read on
  • Israel in Haiti

    By Rob Eshman

    January 19, 2010 | 2:50 pm

    Sunday on CNN a reporter visited a makeshift American hospital and interviewed Dr. Jennifer Furin, of Harvard Medical School, as she stood in desperation over a dying patient.  Frustration brought Dr. Furin near to tears.  The man had survived the earthquake only to die a slow and... read on

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