Jewish Journal

  • A missed opportunity to meet Brad Pitt

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 15, 2012 | 8:24 am

    Dear God, I gave up meeting Brad Pitt to attend a Shabbes dinner.

    I thought this was a wise thing to do (and no one can ever say I'm starstruck). However, even though I enjoyed a delicious meal, observed one of your eminent Ten, and got to drink a lot of scotch, I think I made a... read on

  • Justice shall you pursue

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 11, 2012 | 10:05 am

    With two long, draining wars on the decline, who wants to confront a third?

    In this one, the longest running and one of the most expensive in American history, our enemies are fellow citizens and the frontlines are our city streets. Yet this four-decade draconian fight is so... read on

  • The proper way to end an affair

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 7, 2012 | 5:18 pm

    Maureen Dowd and Aaron Sorkin "used to date," as Dowd coyly put it in a 2005 profile for New York Magazine.

    In that same story, Sorkin told writer Ariel Levy that perhaps, one thing troubling their relationship was that he found Dowd “more independent than I would like.” How... read on

  • Sherry Lansing’s encore career

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 3, 2012 | 11:06 am

    In the summer of 2008, at a national gathering of Hadassah in downtown Los Angeles, nearly 2,000 women shrieked with delight as Sherry Lansing, the pioneering first female to run a movie studio, coolly extolled the upside of aging.

    “I used to think 60 is the new... read on

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