Jewish Journal

  • The super-sexy Glee photos and why they’re really offensive

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 26, 2010 | 3:31 pm

    In this month’s GQ magazine, there is a racy photo spread featuring the stars of ‘Glee’ by lecherous fashion photographer Terry Richardson. The two actresses who were photographed, Lea Michele and Dianna Agron are both Jewish, and seem to be having a grand ole time flaunting their... read on

  • The endless Mel Gibson hangover

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 22, 2010 | 11:37 am

    I’m sick of Mel Gibson.

    I don’t care that he’s making headlines once again, as entertainment Websites tout another “Mel Gibson controversy.” This time, is appears the cast and crew of “Hangover 2” were up in arms over the possibility of Gibson joining the cast. Gee, I wonder why.... read on

  • Who does Aaron Sorkin really hate?

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 21, 2010 | 9:00 am

    I’ve written before about “The Social Network’s” view of Jewish women (you may recognize a few lines below), and how it’s so unflattering it’s no wonder Mark Zuckerberg will probably choose to intermarry. But then I considered Sorkin’s mysterious Erica Albright character—the one... read on

  • Actress Noa Tishby: Go skinny-dipping in Israel

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 19, 2010 | 6:54 pm

    I recently interviewed Ms. Tishby for our monthly magazine, TRIBE, on her favorite things to do in Israel. And as you’ll see, she has some fine ideas. Here are a few travel tips from a holy land native who knows how to have fun Israeli style…

    Noa Tishby might be one of Israel’s... read on

  • Tom Bosley, Ron Howard and the Jewyness of ‘Happy Days’

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 19, 2010 | 3:39 pm

    Tom Bosley, best known for playing Happy Days patriarch Howard Cunningham died today at his home in Palm Springs.

    Bosley will be remembered for many things, though perhaps not for being Jewish.

    Bosley was in fact a Jew, though it is a lesser known fact of his life. Even his... read on

  • The Israeli mission in Hollywood

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 18, 2010 | 3:21 pm

    Jews are always talking about how Israel needs better PR — in Hebrew, hasbara, a term that connotes something between promotion and propaganda — so it’s worth asking, with so many Israelis working in Hollywood, what are they doing about it?

    Some of Israel’s best exports have... read on

  • Jon Stewart’s version of Judaism

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 15, 2010 | 2:32 pm

    For some Jews it’s perplexing that Jon Stewart, an American Jewish icon, isn’t religious. How could the Jew who makes Jewish ‘cool’ be so indifferent to Judaism?

    Buried beneath the laughter from his jokes—that he ritually delights in Big Macs with bacon on Yom Kippur or mocks... read on

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