Jewish Journal

All in the Family

By Michael Aushenker

June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm

Jazz singer Estelle Reiner with husband Carl.

Unlike Billie Holiday, Estelle Reiner will never pen an autobiography quite like "Lady Sings the Blues." When your husband is comedian Carl Reiner and your son is director Rob Reiner, and... read full article

  • Literary Jewish Girls

    By Rahel Musleah

    June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Philip Roth, move over. You too, Saul Bellow. It's time to make room for a newer generation of American Jewish writers, many of whom are young women who have not even hit 30. Their debut novels on Jewish themes are earning large advances, garnering stellar reviews and reaching...

  • Redefining Beauty

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Four years ago, Camryn Manheim walked into David Kelley's office, feeling glum. She knew the executive producer didn't want her for his new ABC drama, "The Practice." After all, Hollywood typically ridiculed women who were 5-foot-10 and a size 22. Kelley practically yawned throughout...

  • Summer in Israel: To send or not to send?

    By Mike Levy

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    If the point of terrorism is to slowly whittle down the confidence of its targets, it seems to be working.

    Until last Friday's suicide bombing at a Tel Aviv nightclub, parents throughout Los Angeles had planned to send their children on a variety of summer trips to Israel despite...

  • Pushing for the Jewish Vote

    By Mike Levy

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    James Hahn and Antonio Villaraigosa have to secure every vote they can in order to win the mayoral election on June 5. The Jewish vote, which in recent years has played a significant role in supporting the victor, may very well be one of the factors to swing this race.

    But which way...

  • Why I Support Villaraigosa

    By Howard Welinsky

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    I first met Antonio Villaraigosa some seven years ago, while he was campaigning for the California Assembly. I was immediately impressed with the depth of his convictions, the breadth of his background and his natural ability to build consensus. He had done so much, and yet he was so...

  • Journalists Behaving Badly

    By Sheldon Teitelbaum

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Shortly before or perhaps just after World War II, actor Kirk Douglas asked Dorothy Buffum Chandler why the Los Angeles Times seemed to pander so wantonly to the anti-Semitism then still rampant among many of the city's more refined elites.

    "Why, darling?" cooed the doyenne of the...

  • Why Does Israel Get Such Bad Press?

    By Eric Silver

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Israel's public relations problems did not begin with Mohammed al-Dura, the 12-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead on the world's television screens on the first weekend of the intifada. They go back to the aftermath of the 1967 war, when Labor governments started to consolidate the...

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