Jewish Journal

  • Not Mel Gibson

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 24, 2011 | 6:01 pm

    Will the real anti-Semite please stand up?

    Is it: a) Mel Gibson; b) Oliver Stone; c) John Galliano; d) Charlie Sheen; e) Lars von Trier — or (f) all of the above?

    Trying to determine the worst offender may seem a Sisyphean task considering the past year’s almost farcical...

  • Coen brothers have bone to pick with Israel boycotters


    May 16, 2011 | 10:34 am

    Popular filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen said during a visit to Israel that they do not agree with artists who boycott the Jewish state.

    Asked during a news conference about music and film artists who boycott Israel over its policies regarding the Palestinians, Ethan Coen said it was...

  • Remembering Elizabeth Taylor

    By Tom Teicholz

    March 24, 2011 | 1:53 pm

    Elizabeth Taylor, who died Wednesday at age 79, spent much of her life in the public eye – famous for her violet eyes and her jewelry – and she managed over the years to transition from child star, to legendary beauty, to Oscar-winning actress, to tabloid fodder for her...

  • Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies


    March 23, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Academy Award-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor, who maintained a support for Israel after converting to Judaism in the late 1950s, has died.

    Taylor, known for her violet eyes and her plethora of husbands, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,...

  • Elizabeth Tayor dies at 79

    March 23, 2011 | 9:03 am

    Famed actress, Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79.  She had recently been receiving treatment for congestive heart failure at a Los Angeles hospital. 

    Taylor was raised a Christian scientist, but converted to Judaism at age 27.  Her Hebrew name is Elisheba Rachel Taylor.


  • Charlie Sheen hires Israeli bodyguards

    March 13, 2011 | 12:15 pm

    Actor Charlie Sheen has hired Israeli military veterans as round-the-clock security guards.

    The guards were hired over the weekend after a crazed fan broke into his home, surprising Sheen and his entourage as they relaxed by the pool, according to reports.

    David Pack of Kansas...

  • Jews and Oscars: The Night’s Minyan [SLIDESHOW]

    By Tom Tugend

    February 27, 2011 | 11:38 pm

    During a brief moment of the opening montage of Sunday’s Academy Award ceremony, hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway played with a dreidel, which proved to be a good omen that a good night awaited Jewish talent.

    Among the top winners, Israel-born Natalie Portman, beaming and...

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