Jewish Journal

  • Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg changing the world one story at a time

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 27, 2010 | 9:51 am

    “It was Shabbat yesterday,” Jeffrey Goldberg said as explanation for why he had delayed an interview with a Jewish newspaper. But his next line pretty much foiled the excuse: “I had a lot of soccer games to go to.”

    Jeffrey Goldberg: jokester.

    The truth is that Goldberg, a...

  • Fairness not just a game for director

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 27, 2010 | 9:45 am

    Director Doug Liman’s Manhattan home is adorned with more than a dozen photographs and even a painting of his late father, the legendary Jewish attorney Arthur Liman. While the nameplate on his doorbell reads Bourne, J. — a reference to the hero of his hit spy thriller, “The...

  • Who does Aaron Sorkin really hate?

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 20, 2010 | 10:35 am

    In “The Social Network,” writer Aaron Sorkin insinuates that one of the central drives behind Mark Zuckerberg’s development of Facebook was the hot-blooded pursuit of women.

    Only, Sorkin’s script presents such a narrow, hackneyed view of women — they are either...

  • What Judd Apatow finds funny

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 20, 2010 | 10:09 am

    Judd Apatow, Hollywood’s leading comedy mogul, was running late. “I actually have to leave, because I’m going to therapy to discuss what happened in this interview,” he said wryly in a conversation on his cell phone from somewhere in Los Angeles. “I don’t know if I’d...

  • ‘Happy Days’ dad Tom Bosley dies at 83

    October 19, 2010 | 3:28 pm

    From People.com:

    Tom Bosley the folksy father of Richie Cunningham on the ‘70s sitcom about the ‘50s, ABC’s Happy Days, died Tuesday in his Palm Springs, Calif., home. On Oct. 1 he had turned 83.

    The actor died of a staph infection, according to TMZ, which first reported his death....

  • Israelis in Hollywood

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 13, 2010 | 10:32 am

    Jews are always talking about how Israel needs better PR — in Hebrew, hasbara, a term that connotes something between promotion and propaganda — so it’s worth asking, with so many Israelis working in Hollywood, what are they doing about it?

    Some of Israel’s best exports...

  • Bob Dylan’s childhood shul for sale

    October 10, 2010 | 7:48 pm

    The synagogue where Bob Dylan celebrated his bar mitzvah is for sale.

    The former home of Agudath Achim Synagogue in Hibbing, Minn., where the former Bobby Zimmerman became a man in 1963, has belonged to Eric and Brenda Shafer-Pellinen since 2001. Their hopes to turn the building...

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