Jewish Journal

  • Taylor Swift’s Swastika Shock

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 29, 2009 | 8:11 pm

    Everyone’s in a tizzy over a photo of Taylor Swift dancing next to a dude sporting a swastika.

    Last weekend, Swift attended singer Katy Perry’s birthday paint party where guests splattered their clothes with various words, squiggly lines and symbols. Somehow, the squeaky clean... read on

  • Larry David pees on Jesus, pisses off Catholics

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 28, 2009 | 3:36 pm

    Larry David has once again proven his ability to indiscriminately offend—this time, with a bodily function.

    On Sunday’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Larry takes a new pill that causes him to pee with the force of a firetruck spray hose. While in the bathroom at his assistant’s house, the... read on

  • Ivanka Trump’s ‘Big Fat Jewish Wedding’

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 26, 2009 | 7:29 pm

    After converting for her storybook wedding, billionaire heiress Ivanka Trump, 27, married New York Observer publisher Jared Kushner, 28, in an Orthodox ceremony at Trump National Golf Course in New Jersey.

    The couple was married by prominent New York rabbi, Haskel Lookstein, who... read on

  • Bar Rafaeli vs. the ultra-Orthodox

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 22, 2009 | 7:37 pm

    A Tel Aviv billboard featuring scantily clad supermodel Bar Refaeli is discomfiting the ultra-Orthodox community.

    Rabbi Mordechai Bloi, a Haredi rabbi, has himself in a tizzy over the giant visual of a half-naked Refaeli lying in bed beside a male model (apparently he missed her... read on

  • Rachel Weisz on why Hollywood Jews prefer blondes

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 22, 2009 | 4:13 pm

    Among studio executives, the name Rachel Weisz is not synonymous with “box office draw,” even though Weisz has appeared in a few blockbusters. She was the leading lady in a little franchise called “The Mummy” and played the voice of Saphira in the movie “Eragon,” based on the... read on

  • Adam Lambert: The New American Sex Symbol

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 21, 2009 | 5:45 pm

    Adam Lambert plays it straight in a steamy photo shoot for this month’s Details magazine, in which he defies his homosexuality and tongues a naked female model. He also grips her breasts and her behind—and apparently, he likes it.

    “I am gay, but I like kissing women sometimes,”... read on

  • Israeli band gaining attention for animated music vid [VIDEO]

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 20, 2009 | 11:20 pm

    Israeli alternative rock band Eatliz is on the rise—but not necessarily because of their music.

    Lead songwriter Guy Ben Shetrit, a creative virtuoso based in Tel Aviv, created an animated music video for the band’s hit single, “Hey” which has won acclaim at film festivals around... read on

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