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A fundraising feast for Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh at ADL’s annual entertainment dinner

By Danielle Berrin

October 12, 2011 | 8:04 pm

Ben Silverman, ADL Pacific Southwest Regional Director Amanda Susskind, Ryan Kavanaugh, actresses Michelle Monaghan and Meghan Markle, and Alan Jay Weil, ADL's Pacific Southwest Regional Board Chair.

At first, the ADL’s Entertainment Industry dinner honoring Relativity Media founder Ryan Kavanaugh did not augur either acclaim or good fortune. The banquet hall was smaller than in years... read on

  • A Beatle marries a Jew: Paul McCartney weds Nancy Shevell

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 11, 2011 | 6:19 pm

    Even after enduring the death of one spouse and the divorce of another, Paul McCartney hasn’t soured on marriage.

    The second-most famous Beatle wed for the third time on Sunday—to his second Jewish wife, the 51-year-old Jewish-American “heiress” Nancy Shevell. The couple married in... read on

  • A Jewish meditation on the death of Steve Jobs

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 5, 2011 | 7:09 pm

    A light at Apple has gone dark. The sole image on its homepage is of its long shining star, Steve Jobs, who died today after an extended battle with pancreatic cancer.

    Just yesterday, I was sitting with a friend who was delivering the play-by-play on Apple’s iphone4 announcement... read on

  • Craving connection

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 5, 2011 | 6:45 pm

    In ancient times, the rabbis probably couldn’t imagine that, one day, a Kol Nidre service would be broadcast live on something called the Web.

    Naturally, some would have shunned the implications of such a modernizing event for a tradition steeped in ancient mores and law. The new... read on

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  • Mel Gibson gets some Maccabee competition

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 3, 2011 | 7:40 pm

    “The war for Hanukkah is on,” declared The Hollywood Reporter in a news brief announcing a second Maccabee-inspired film helmed by producer Bruce Nash.

    This comes in the aftermath of a controversial move by Warner Bros. to greenlight a Mel Gibson-produced Maccabee movie that some... read on

  • Seth Rogen gets hitched…and it’s a Jewish wedding

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 3, 2011 | 5:22 pm

    I’m guessing from IKAR’s weekly email blast congratulating actor Seth Rogen on his marriage to “Superbad” actress Lauren Miller that the “female rabbi” who married the pair, as reported by MTV.com, was Sharon Brous. I’m also guessing this means it was a bonafide Jewish wedding, so mazel tov.

    According to reports, the event was apparently star-studded, with Jonah Hill, Adam Sandler, Paul Rudd, Judd Apatow and his actress-wife Leslie Mann in attendance.

    Read more on the Rogen nuptials at MTV.com.

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