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The way we were: Streisand and Saban shore up for Israel

By Danielle Berrin

December 14, 2011 | 11:32 am

FIDF Western Region Gala Chair Haim Saban with Barbra Streisand. Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld, AJR Photography

This time of year gets people thinking about what they miss.

For the 1,200-person crowd at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Gala Dinner on Dec. 8, it was Israel lighting... read on

  • How novelist Amos Oz would solve the Middle East conflict

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 13, 2011 | 3:59 pm

    I’ve been reading a lot of Amos Oz lately, perhaps because I’m researching a series of stories about Israel and it’s foremost on my mind.

    Last night, I finished his latest, Scenes from Village Life, and was haunted by the final scene “In a faraway place at another time” which I... read on

  • For the love of Israel: Don’t youtube Streisand!

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 13, 2011 | 12:11 pm

    A friend warned me after I recorded Barbra Streisand’s 4-song performance at last week’s Friends of the Israel Defense Forces dinner that I should not post it on this blog.

    I’m glad I listened.

    According to the gossip site Radar Online, Real Housewife of New York Jill Zarin, who... read on

  • Matisyahu Shaves His Beard!

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 13, 2011 | 11:21 am

    The reggae pop star Matisyahu sent a Twitter message to his followers this morning announcing that he has shaved his beard.  The accompanying photo showed a smooth-cheeked Matisyahu posing in front of a mirror, cell-phone camera in hand.

    Along with the pic came a post on Matisyahu’s... read on

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  • Streisand fights for women’s hearts

    By Lauren Bottner

    December 12, 2011 | 10:41 am

    Barbara Streisand is outraged about the gender inequality facing women’s heart disease. 

    The “man’s disease” is killing more women than all cancers combined; kills more women annually than men; and last year killed nearly 500,000 women in the United States according to the... read on

  • Harry Potter to play gay Jewish poet

    By Lauren Bottner

    December 12, 2011 | 10:31 am

    Daniel Radcliffe, aka Harry Potter, is slated to play Allen Ginsberg for the new movie “Kill Your Darlings.” Radcliffe will step into the shoes of the “gay Jewish poet for the film about beat poetry and murder in 1940s New York,” reported the Jerusalem Post.

    Ginsberg was recently played by another Jewish actor, James Franco, last year in “Howl.”

  • Eli Roth votes: Bear vs. Otter Jew

    By Lauren Bottner

    December 12, 2011 | 10:23 am

    Eli Roth is more of a gay bear Jew than an otter Jew according to TMZ. Roth says he’s just too hairy to be an otter in the subculture of gay animal types.

  • Non-Jewish Canadian producer launches epic IMAX doc on Jerusalem [VIDEO]

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 9, 2011 | 3:34 pm

    The Canadian-born, Oscar-winning producer Jake Eberts plans to release an IMAX documentary about the city of Jerusalem with the goal of reaching 100 million viewers.

    To aid that end, Eberts screened a rough cut of the movie during a benefit in his honor hosted by Canadian Friends of... read on

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