Jewish Journal

  • The Woody Allen Israel Project: The Plot Thickens

    By Rob Eshman

    July 17, 2012 | 12:58 pm

    A man falls for a woman.  All he wants is to get her attention. His friends even try to get her to notice him.  The woman is a little flattered, a little perturbed—who IS this guy? And why do his friends CARE so much?  And then,  one day, she…

    That’s kind of where we are with the... read on

  • Woody Allen Film in Israel: “Certainly a Possibility”

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 13, 2012 | 12:41 pm

    Woody Allen is open to the idea of filming a future movie in Israel.

    That’s the official response from a spokesperson for Woody Allen’s publicists, who responded to an inquiry from The Jewish Journal.

    “While it is certainly a possibility at some point,” wrote Ashton Fontana of... read on

  • Woody Allen talks about Israel

    By Rob Eshman

    July 11, 2012 | 2:19 pm

    The Woody Allen Israel Project has created a mini-media frenzy.  My column calling for funding to have the filmmaker shoot a film in Israel—accompanied by a crowd funding campaign on jewcer.com—went viral.  The LA Times Patrick Goldstein weighed in with a particularly insightful post... read on

  • Rise of the Jewish Justin Biebers [VIDEO]

    by JTA

    July 10, 2012 | 3:48 pm

    This has been the week of the Jewish Justin Biebers.

    At first it was Edon Pinchot, the 14-year-old, yarmulke-wearing Chicagoan on “America’s Got Talent” whose impressive vocal abilities earned him a spot in the reality show’s semifinals (not THAT impressive when it turns out that 48... read on

  • L.A. Israeli community marks decade since LAX deadly terror attack [VIDEO]

    By Ryan Torok

    July 4, 2012 | 4:05 pm

    Today, the L.A. Israeli community and others gathered at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for a memorial service, marking the 10-year anniversary of a terrorist attack at the El Airlines check-in counter of LAX that resulted in the deaths of Victoria Hen, 25 and Yaacov Aminov,... read on

  • Chabad of North Hollywood expansion moves toward reapproval [UPDATED]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 26, 2012 | 11:56 pm

    UPDATE: In a unanimous vote taken shortly after 12 noon on Wed., June 27, the Los Angeles City Council voted to adopt findings submitted that had been considered by the Planning and Land Use Management committee one day earlier, thereby clearing the way for Chabad of North Hollywood... read on

  • Anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller barred from speaking at L.A. Jewish Federation building

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 24, 2012 | 1:48 pm

    Pamela Geller, a blogger and noted anti-Muslim activist, was barred from speaking at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles building on Sunday morning, June 24.

    Geller, who is Jewish, had been set to deliver an address to the Western Region of the Zionist Organization of... read on

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