Jewish Journal

  • Orthodox rabbi proclaims new Boteach book ‘forbidden’


    February 2, 2012 | 1:09 pm

    A prominent Orthodox rabbi in Toronto has condemned the latest book by celebrity Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and pronounced it is “forbidden” for anyone to buy or read it.

    In an open letter published on the Jewish news website The Algemeiner, Rabbi Immanuel Schochet denounced Boteach’s...

  • Himmler: An ordinary man turned villain

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    February 1, 2012 | 5:38 pm

    No matter how much is written about Nazi Germany, there is always some new horror to behold and some new paradox to ponder. That’s how I felt when I opened a remarkable and wholly fascinating new book by Peter Longerich, a German historian who is among the world’s leading...

  • Jewish theater: From Yiddish to multiculturalism

    by Iris Mann

    February 1, 2012 | 5:31 pm

    What defines “Jewish” theater?  David Chack, a playwright and president of the Association for Jewish Theatre, promises that question will be among the subjects examined at the association’s upcoming conference, Feb. 5-8 at the Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at...

  • Who is that masked Jewish man? It’s Hero Man!

    by Sam Blum

    February 1, 2012 | 5:15 pm

    David Filmore is a mild-mannered filmmaker. A Shabbat-observant Jew from Australia who moved to West Hollywood 10 years ago, he spends his days focused on his production company, Plutonian Films.

    Few might suspect that the 36-year-old with shoulder-length curly hair has something...

  • Art and fashion find their nexus in a Los Angeles creative couple

    By Tom Teicholz

    February 1, 2012 | 3:04 pm

    Cubes of color intersected by bands, which the viewer can manipulate into arrangements within a grid framing the work; watercolors of narrow striations, punctuated by colors and shapes, transform abstraction from cool cerebral to emotional landscapes. Clothing made in Los Angeles but...

  • Super Bowl features super Jewish philanthropists

    by Jacob Kamaras / JointMedia News Service

    January 31, 2012 | 12:15 pm

    When the New York Giants and New England Patriots take the field for Sunday’s Super Bowl, most of the country will focus on the athletes wearing the jerseys. However, from a Jewish perspective, the story behind these football franchises comes from those wearing suits in the...

  • Yes, Virginia, there are Jews in Super Bowl history

    by Ken Mandel, JointMedia News Service

    January 31, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    With less than a minute to play in the biggest football game of his life, Jewish punter Josh Miller wanted a ham sandwich.

    “I was hungry,” he said in an interview, recalling one of his many thoughts from Super Bowl XXXIX, when his New England Patriots edged the Philadelphia...

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