Jewish Journal

DiCaprio converting to Judaism?


December 6, 2010 | 9:38 am

Leonardo DiCaprio is rumored to be considering converting to Judaism for his longtime girlfriend, Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli.

The possible conversion by DiCaprio, a non-practicing... read full article

  • Natalie Portman and the psychology behind ‘Black Swan’

    by Amy Longsdorf

    November 29, 2010 | 3:54 pm

    When Natalie Portman cracked open the script for “Black Swan,” the saga of an ambitious ballerina’s mind-blowing nervous breakdown, she instantly understood where her character was coming from.

    It’s not that Portman has any personal experience with mental illness. In fact, the...

  • Filmmaker marries Hollywood to tikkun olam

    By Uri Fintzy, JTA

    November 22, 2010 | 7:13 pm

    What was Elisabeth Moss, star of the AMC hit series “Mad Men” and an avowed Scientologist, doing hanging out with a Lubavitcher Jew?

    They were making a movie together to promote “tikkun olam,” the Jewish value of repairing the world.

    The product of their work, “A Buddy...

  • Same-sex couple on ‘Dancing’ sent packing

    November 22, 2010 | 6:18 pm

    Israelis voted off the first same-sex partners on “Dancing with the Stars.”

    The end for television sportscaster Gili Shem Tov and professional dancer Dorit Milman came on the third week of this season, the reality show’s fifth on the air.

    Shem Tov is a lesbian married to a woman...

  • Ronni Chasen: A Hollywood murder mystery

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 22, 2010 | 3:25 pm

    [UPDATE] Beverly Hills Police Department: ‘Ronni Chasen killed by lone gunman on a bike’

    It was fitting, in that Hollywood way, that the last time Ronni Chasen was seen alive was at a movie premiere. She was there in all her usual glory — stylish and smiling, effortlessly...

  • Film fest gala a spicy melting pot for Sephardic Jews

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 16, 2010 | 10:03 pm

    In the Los Angeles Jewish world, the Sephardic Jewish community stands out for two things: its stylishness and its separateness.

    Both stem from centuries of religious and cultural practices that evolved outside the predominant Ashkenazi sphere and imbued the community with a kind...

  • Canadian reality show producer sorry for slur


    November 15, 2010 | 4:15 pm

    The makers of a new Canadian reality TV show have apologized for an online trailer in which one of the program’s characters says she hates Jews.

    “Lake Shore,” a Toronto-based program modeled on MTV’s hugely successful show “Jersey Shore,” has not started filming yet but already was...

  • Bar Refaeli, Leonardo DiCaprio return to Israel


    November 15, 2010 | 2:55 pm

    Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli and her boyfriend, popular American actor Leonardo DiCaprio, arrived in Israel for a vacation under heavy security.

    The couple, who arrived Sunday, were accompanied by DiCaprio’s mother, Irmelin, and actor Kevin Connolly of “Entourage.” They arrived in...

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