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  • Railing against good wives

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 2, 2013 | 12:21 pm

    When the New York Times Magazine put former congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin on the cover a few weeks ago, the intention was to provoke. In the introduction to "the post scandal playbook," a portrait of life after Weiner's torrid trainwreck tweet, a plaintive... read on

  • Marianne Williamson’s religious revolution

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 24, 2013 | 5:45 pm

    I was supposed to be in the middle of a very deep, earthly, heavenly, kabbalistically guided meditation last Shabbat when the Kingslayer from “Game of Thrones” invaded my higher consciousness.

    It was an odd, even disturbing connection to make in the middle of the second annual... read on

  • Stephen Chbosky: filmmaker of conscience

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 23, 2013 | 5:06 pm

    Last week I attended a pretty wicked writers workshop at USC where the novelist and screenwriter Stephen Chbosky gave an unofficial two hour master class on writing for film and television. Much of it focused on Chbosky’s breakout hit, “The Perks of Being A Wallflower,” a novel he... read on

  • Movie nostalgia for Lansing and Landau at Israel Film Festival’s opening night

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 23, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    A coterie of strapping and stylish Israelis gathered at the Writers Guild of America Theatre on April 18 for the opening night of the 27th annual Israel Film Festival, which doled out honors to the former head of Paramount Pictures, Sherry Lansing, and the actor Martin Landau.

    ... read on
  • Sheryl Sandberg: modern prophet

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 18, 2013 | 5:31 pm

    Nobody likes a know-it-all.

    When Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg burst onto the scene with “Lean In,” her best-selling broadside against gender inequality in the workplace, many saw an occasion for a mean-in.

    Sandberg’s apparently maddening message, “that men still run the world”... read on

  • Should Anthony Weiner get a second chance?

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 16, 2013 | 2:21 pm

    In a pointed and deeply personal profile by Jonathan Van Meter for the New York Times Magazine, former congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin offer an account of life from the "post scandal playbook" -- that is, from the trenches of their private life following... read on

  • The shame of silence

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 12, 2013 | 1:16 pm

    Yesterday I spent the day at Milken Community High School reporting on the Righteous Conversations Project, a group that pairs teens and Holocaust survivors for intensive one-on-one dialogue.

    In recounting their survival stories, survivors often say that egregious acts of silence... read on

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Danielle Berrin writes the Hollywood Jew blog, a cutting edge, values-based take on the entertainment industry for jewishjournal.com. A Los Angeles Times profile dubbed her...

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