Jewish Journal

Kaddish in Mexico

By Danielle Berrin

December 12, 2013 | 1:01 pm

The ruins at Mitla

Light and wind poured in through the cracks in the plastic casing the first time we said it. 

We were in Oaxaca, on the rooftop of a charming but spare hacienda, shielded from the... read on

  • Why casting Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman really matters

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 11, 2013 | 2:31 pm

    When 28-year-old model/actress Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.'s upcoming "Batman vs. Superman," she took to Twitter (where else?) to express her elation:

    “Wonder Wom[a]n! So exciting!!! Can’t express how happy I am :)))),” she tweeted to her 212,000 followers.... read on

  • One man’s crusade to prove Hollywood mogul Carl Laemmle was a hero

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 10, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    Sandy Einstein is not an easy man to deter.

    I first encountered him in August 2012, when he contacted the Journal about a little-known and heart-warming story concerning movie mogul Carl Laemmle, founder of Universal Studios. Einstein claimed that not only had Laemmle saved his... read on

  • ‘Mad Men’ comes to minyan

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 5, 2013 | 10:57 am

    Never underestimate the miraculous confluence of Jews and Torah.

    True story.

    After minyan this morning a bunch of us minyan-aires were standing around eating bagels and lox and discussing post-Thanksgiving frequent flyer travel. That's when a woman I've never seen before came... read on