Jewish Journal

  • Purim and “Miral”

    By  Joan Hyler

    March 17, 2011 | 1:08 pm

    Much has been made of this Julian Schnabel movie. The hue and cry has been heard internationally from leading Jewish and Israeli groups. Although I have not seen this movie, it has occurred to me in reading the Purim story that it feels like a good time for us Jews in show business,... read on

  • In the culture Jewish women rule the News Cycle

    By  Joan Hyler

    January 14, 2011 | 12:21 pm

    Aside from the blogosphere and the public affairs news cycle, Hollywood has not dealt with yet this weeks’ heroics of two Jewish women: Debbie Friedman and Gabby Gifford. Debbie Friedman was buried this week after a December appearance for Limmud UK. Her songs are seminal in Jewish... read on

  • Bravo! Israeli Film Festival Celebrating 25 Years

    By  Joan Hyler

    October 21, 2010 | 6:18 pm

    It is that time of year to once again celebrate Israeli films with the 25th Annual Israeli Film Festival honoring two of my old friends, producer Avi Lerner and actor Richard Dreyfuss who opens off Broadway next month in a two hand play about the great Rabbi and social justice... read on

  • The 34th Miner and Rebbe Nachman

    By  Joan Hyler

    October 14, 2010 | 11:45 am

    I have not blogged since June!  The summer and early Fall got away from me with my first trip to NYC since my accident, and lots of work and life!  Saw the play “Red” on Broadway with client Alfred Molina and helped client Diane Lane open the well-reviewed movie “Secretariat.”

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  • Esther Blueberger and Joan Rivers

    By  Joan Hyler

    June 11, 2010 | 11:45 am

    Two films, which has as the subject Jewish women, are making their debut this weekend:  one is fictional (Esther) and one is non-fiction - the inimitable Joan Rivers.  Both movies capture the Jewish female spirit in its complexity:  brilliant, insecure and unstoppable.  Both are... read on

  • Get Chai In Cannes

    By  Joan Hyler

    May 12, 2010 | 3:19 pm

    This Shabbat, the Los Angeles based Chai Center of Rabbi Schlomo and Olivia Schwartz is hosting a Shabbat dinner at the Cannes Film Festival at a Kosher restauraunt near the Palais. Sponsored, as it has been for the past six years by Hollywood heavyweights, including yours truly,... read on

  • Passover, The Omer and 3D

    By  Joan Hyler

    April 5, 2010 | 11:41 am

    Pesach is ending and we are counting the Omer-seven weeks of Jewish 3D culminating in Shavous.  In Hollywood the box office is strong thanks to the magic of 3D but Hollywood has nothing on our story-the biggest spectacle of all led by Moses and the Women and Men of the Exodus It is not surprising that large sea and air creatures perform their feats to amaze modern audiences worldwide as we, the Jewish people, perform our own feats led by none other than Hashem, who created it all first. Bravery, challenge and divine leadership-it’s all there!

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