Jewish Journal

  • Vogue: Lena Dunham, “hardest-working millennial in show business”

    By Ryan Torok

    January 16, 2014 | 6:56 pm

    What would Bob Dylan think about Vogue magazine’s new profile on Lena Dunham?

    In “Lena Dunham: The New Queen of Comedy?” a Jan. 15 article in the fashion magazine, Dunham draws comparisons to the famous folk singer. 

    “Since Girls launched in 2012, the 27-year-old Dunham has... read on

  • Jewish con men shine in Oscar nominations

    By  Tom Tugend

    January 16, 2014 | 9:47 am

    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 unlikely to be feted at any Jewish Man of the Year banquet.

    “American Hustle,” which co-led the... 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

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