Jewish Journal

  • When it comes to Israel, Hollywood is smarter than most American Jews

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 10, 2010 | 11:26 am

    No doubt two years from now we’ll be watching Steven Spielberg’s – or some other director’s - version of the flotilla debacle. This film will be provocative, widely hyped and amply written about. But what will it say? It’s hard to tell considering Hollywood’s deafening... read on

  • Top Jewish moment at the MTV Movie Awards: Scarlett and Sandra kiss

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 8, 2010 | 10:24 am

    I’m not sure why MTV insists that two female stars kiss at their movie awards every year, but lo and behold, they do.

    It all began with Britney and Madonna and their kiss heard round the world, and continued this year with Scarlett Johansson and Sandra Bullock, a special treat for... read on

  • Israeli producer Noa Tishby responds to the flotilla crisis

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 3, 2010 | 1:18 pm

    I met Noa Tishby a few weeks ago at the Israeli Leadership Council’s annual fundraising hoo-ha at The Beverly Hilton. She was a vivacious presence, fiercely outspoken and obviously beautiful, with matte red lipstick lining her powerful mouth. Though she’s not a household name, Tishby... read on

  • Chris Rock asks, ‘Is Jon Stewart a Jewish comedian?’

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 1, 2010 | 2:44 pm

    Chris Rock isn’t Jewish, but he certainly talks about Jews quite a lot.

    Just before I interviewed him for The Guardian last month, he appeared on Bill Maher’s show and talked about his childhood. At Maher’s probing, he recalled the traumas of his high school experience, having been... read on

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