Jewish Journal

Joan Rivers died of complication during medical procedure

by Patricia Reaney, Reuters

October 16, 2014 | 12:28 pm

Comedian Joan Rivers, left, and TV personality Melissa Rivers on Feb. 16, 2011. Photo by Eric Thayer/Reuters

Comedian Joan Rivers, who passed away last month at the age of 81, died of a complication during a medical procedure that caused oxygen deprivation to the brain, the New York Chief Medical... read full article

  • Sister Girl

    By Melissa Weller

    October 14, 2014 | 2:16 pm

    *Contains massive spoilers*

    Before Gone Girl hit theaters, it had already established itself as more than just the latest David Fincher drama or an early Oscar contender. Gone Girl — adapted into a screenplay by Gillian Flynn from the 2012 bestseller by Gillian Flynn — turned...

  • Richard Gere to star in Joseph Cedar movie filmed in Israel

    by JTA

    October 13, 2014 | 2:13 pm

    Actor Richard Gere is set to star in a new film by award-winning Israeli director Joseph Cedar.

    Cedar also wrote the screenplay for the movie, which will be filmed in New York and Israel, the Israeli daily Yediot Acharonot reported Sunday.

    The movie will be called...

  • Israel film academy favors women’s themes

    By Tom Tugend

    October 7, 2014 | 3:01 pm

    The Israel Academy of Film has picked the country’s best movies of the year, and the winner is the female sensibility.

    For many years, the Israel Academy’s choice of best feature film — and, therefore, the country’s entry for Oscar honors — has leaned toward macho soldiers and...

  • The Jewish stars of ‘Star Trek’ shill for VW

    by Julie Wiener, JTA

    September 30, 2014 | 10:07 am

    Last year Volkswagen donated more than a million dollars to an international youth center at Auschwitz.

    In 2011 it donated $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League.

    And in 2009 it was reported that the Beetle — that iconic VW creation — was actually designed by a Jew.

    But the...

  • Winehouse statue features Star of David

    by JTA

    September 16, 2014 | 3:31 pm

    A statue of Amy Winehouse in London has the iconic blues singer wearing a Star of David.

    The unveiling Sunday in the Camden Town neighborhood, where Winehouse lived, marked what would have been Winehouse’s 31st birthday and was attended by her parents.

    The statue, by Scott...

  • In N.Y. Times ad, Hollywood elite slams Hamas for conflict with Israel


    September 15, 2014 | 12:48 pm

    Some 300 Hollywood elite published an ad in The New York Times holding Hamas responsible for the “devastating loss of life” in the latest Hamas-Israel conflict.

    [Related: Hollywood Zionists are alive and well]

    Actors to directors to studio heads signed the statement by members...

  • Brigitte Bardot calls for ban on shechitah, terms it ‘ritual sacrifice’

    by JTA

    September 9, 2014 | 2:19 pm

    Brigitte Bardot published an open letter in several leading French newspapers calling for a ban on shechitah, or Jewish ritual slaughter.

    The one-time French actress terms the practice “ritual sacrifice” in the letter that appeared Monday in newspapers such as Le Parisien, Le...

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