Jewish Journal

  • 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

  • Real-life Kramer slaps comedian with lawsuit

    By Ryan Torok

    January 2, 2014 | 11:00 am

    Kenny Kramer, whom "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David modeled “Seinfeld” character "Cosmo" Kramer after, has slapped writer-actor Fred Stoller with a lawsuit in connection to Stoller’s depiction of him as a gay bashing professional in his recently published memoir.

    “The real-life... read on

  • An open to letter to Israel about New Years Eve

    By Ryan Torok

    December 31, 2013 | 11:06 am

    Dear Israel,

    It has come to my attention that you have ambivalent and, even, hostile feelings toward celebrating New Years Eve. Apparently, the Jewish calendar is more important to you than the secular calendar and so Rosh Hashanah means more to you than NYE.

    That Rosh Hashanah... read on

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