Jewish Journal

  • ‘They’re kosher vampires’ says ‘Twilight’ screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 11, 2009 | 10:30 pm

    Melissa Rosenberg, the screenwriter of “The Twilight Saga,” is 6 feet tall with straight blonde hair, a pale complexion and a long, slim nose. Not exactly the most ethnic mien imaginable.

    “I don’t look particularly Jewish,” she says sheepishly, half wondering why she’s... read on

  • Big Spender Nic Cage blames losses on (Jewish) money manager

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 4, 2009 | 9:12 pm

    Actor Nicholas Cage reportedly owes the government $6.3 million in back taxes, but instead of ponying up, he’s blaming his money manager.

    Cage is suing Samuel J. Levin, his former business manager, who he claims encouraged the purchase of “numerous highly speculative and risky real... read on

  • Rabbi Schmuley to rescue Jon Gosselin

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 30, 2009 | 4:10 pm

    Jon Gosselin is moving from the dog house to a house of God, thanks to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

    The embattled reality star of “Jon and Kate Plus 8” is seeking spiritual guidance from “Rabbi Schmuley” as he is known in Hollywood circles, and who counseled Michael Jackson before Jackson... read on

  • Taylor Swift’s Swastika Shock

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 29, 2009 | 8:11 pm

    Everyone’s in a tizzy over a photo of Taylor Swift dancing next to a dude sporting a swastika.

    Last weekend, Swift attended singer Katy Perry’s birthday paint party where guests splattered their clothes with various words, squiggly lines and symbols. Somehow, the squeaky clean... read on

  • Larry David pees on Jesus, pisses off Catholics

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 28, 2009 | 3:36 pm

    Larry David has once again proven his ability to indiscriminately offend—this time, with a bodily function.

    On Sunday’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Larry takes a new pill that causes him to pee with the force of a firetruck spray hose. While in the bathroom at his assistant’s house, the... read on

  • Ivanka Trump’s ‘Big Fat Jewish Wedding’

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 26, 2009 | 7:29 pm

    After converting for her storybook wedding, billionaire heiress Ivanka Trump, 27, married New York Observer publisher Jared Kushner, 28, in an Orthodox ceremony at Trump National Golf Course in New Jersey.

    The couple was married by prominent New York rabbi, Haskel Lookstein, who... read on

  • Bar Rafaeli vs. the ultra-Orthodox

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 22, 2009 | 7:37 pm

    A Tel Aviv billboard featuring scantily clad supermodel Bar Refaeli is discomfiting the ultra-Orthodox community.

    Rabbi Mordechai Bloi, a Haredi rabbi, has himself in a tizzy over the giant visual of a half-naked Refaeli lying in bed beside a male model (apparently he missed her... read on

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