Jewish Journal

Surviving a descent into ‘Darkness’

By Tom Tugend

November 23, 2011 | 11:17 am

Left to Right: Milla Bankowicz as Krystyna Chiger and Robert Wieckiewicz as Leopold Socha

In the run-up to the Academy Awards last year, when not a single domestic or foreign film entry touched on a Holocaust or Nazi-era theme, I speculated that this particular genre had probably... read full article

  • Hollywood delegation explores Israeli politics, culture

    by Michele Chabin

    November 22, 2011 | 5:35 pm

    A group of high-profile Hollywood professionals was in Israel last week to learn more about the complicated challenges Israel faces.

    The delegation met with Israeli and Palestinian policymakers and counterparts in the arts, business and cultural spheres.

    A delegation from The...

  • Mila Kunis goes to the ball


    November 22, 2011 | 1:19 pm

    Mila Kunis became the latest celebrity to make it to the 236th annual Marine Corps Ball this week. Fresh off being named GQ’s Man of the Year, Kunis was the distinguished date of Sgt. Scott Moore at the Greenville, N.C., soiree.

    A few months ago Moore, of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd...

  • At ZOA dinner, Glenn Beck dishes out the pro-Israel meat

    by Ben Harris, JTA

    November 21, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    The Zionist Organization of America’s annual dinner is a place where conventional thinking about the liberal proclivities of American Jews goes to die. But never quite like Sunday night—when Tea Party darling and Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachman served as the opening...

  • Who is Woody Allen?

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 17, 2011 | 11:21 am

    Early on, in a new documentary about Woody Allen, the cultural icon sits in the back seat of his chauffer-driven car, pondering his mortality. He tells a story of a formative near-death experience that occurred when he was a small child in his crib: His mother was at work when his...

  • Oscars bring back Billy Crystal

    by Bob Tourtellotte, Reuters

    November 11, 2011 | 10:39 am

    Oscar organizers on Thursday brought back funnyman Billy Crystal to host the film awards after recent days of turmoil that led to the departure of one producer and his handpicked emcee Eddie Murphy.

    Crystal, who has hosted the widely-watched Hollywood telecast eight times...

  • Other Israel Film Festival: ‘Torn’ and ‘77 Steps’

    by Dvora Meyers, JTA

    November 8, 2011 | 4:00 pm

    The premise of “Torn,” a documentary premiering in the U.S. this week at The Other Israel Film Festival in New York, sounds a bit like the classic rabbi and priest walk into a bar joke. Except that unlike the joke, the Jew and the Christian in the film are one and the same—Romuald...

  • Seth Rogen won’t do your bar mitzvah


    November 8, 2011 | 1:15 pm

    Jewish Canadian actor Seth Rogen sat down recently with the South African Times and shared some personal facts about himself and what he has learned over the years.

    Rogen reveals that he is a pretty dramatic person who doesn’t handle stress well. He also is pretty lazy and not a...

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