Jewish Journal

Jewish con men shine in Oscar nominations

By  Tom Tugend

January 16, 2014 | 9:47 am

From left: Christian Bale in "American Hustle" and Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Thursday’s Oscar nominations proved to be a bonanza for Jewish con men, with “American Hustle” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” spotlighting the shenanigans of two members of the tribe... read on

  • Haim play hometown gig. This reporter swoons.

    By Ryan Torok

    January 15, 2014 | 5:08 pm

    Los Angeles trio Haim played a hometown concert for Los Angeles radio station KROQ on Jan. 15. The six-song performance on the KROQ Red Bull Sound Space near Culver City, CA was steamed live (video below). 

    Made up entirely of songs from their debut album, “Days are Gone,” which... read on

  • Gordon-Levitt’s new TV series to debut on Saturday

    By Ryan Torok

    January 15, 2014 | 1:14 pm

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt is coming to the small screen. The popular actor's ("Inception") new television show, "HitRecord on TV," will have its debut this Saturday.

    Gordon-Levitt is the host of the show, and his production company, HitRecord, produced it. 

    "The Number 1," the first... read on

  • Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, off to Broadway?

    By Ryan Torok

    January 13, 2014 | 10:44 am

    Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, who co-created "Seinfeld," are headed off to Broadway together. Possibly.

    In a conversation with Showbiz 411, David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") said that he has written a play, and he hints that Seinfeld--who has been busy as of late on the press... read on

  • Rabbis Call for Continuing Steps toward Shalom with Iran

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    January 10, 2014 | 8:55 am

    Up till now, the American Jewish community has spoken in two voices on what to do about the negotiations between Iran and the Great Powers.
    One voice, motivated chiefly by fear and concern for the safety of the State of Israel and deference to its government,  has urged... read on

  • Israel pulls ‘fat-shaming’ childhood obesity awareness ads

    By Julie Bien

    January 9, 2014 | 2:16 pm

    An ad agency in Israel recently pulled an ad campaign that "fat-shamed" children as a form of obesity awareness.

    The ads ranged from a photoshopped child whose face was blown up like a balloon with his features made miniscule to illustrate how obesity affects a child's smile, to... read on

  • The New Year for rebirthing trees: A Tu B’Shvat seder to heal the wounded earth

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    January 7, 2014 | 10:29 am

    This Tu B’Shvat haggadah focuses on healing the wounded Earth today, with passages on major policy questions facing the human race in the midst of a great climate crisis and massive extinctions of species.

    In each of the Four Worlds in this Haggadah (Earth, Water, Air, Fire)... read on

  • Matisyahu says new album in the works

    By Ryan Torok

    January 2, 2014 | 1:40 pm

    Good news Matisyahu fans. The hip-hop/reggae/beat-boxing artist released the following message today: 

    Happy Solar New Year to my friends and fans across the world.

    I am writing this from my phone in my hotel room in Miami before a performance. Looking at the white... read on

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