Jewish Journal

  • As the world burns, should we care about the Oscars?

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 16, 2015 | 11:39 am

    In recent weeks, the world has been rocked by a series of events that belong in the horror category, as bloody as a Quentin Tarantino movie, but with none of the humor.

    By now, there is probably not a soul in the free world who hasn’t heard about the terror attacks that struck... read on

  • Is Europe too dangerous for Jews? Leading Holocaust historian shares her rising level of alarm

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 14, 2015 | 4:44 pm

    Deborah Lipstadt, author of the celebrated book “History on Trial: My Day in Court With a Holocaust Denier,” has eerily impeccable timing. Long before the terrorist events that shook France last week, the Dorot professor of Jewish and Holocaust studies at Emory University was... read on

  • Stars get serious: Top moments from the 2015 Golden Globes

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 12, 2015 | 9:50 am

    The typically boozy, loosey-goosey ambience of the Golden Globe awards, whose viewers are usually more concerned with red carpet arrivals than seriousness of ceremony, took on a more earnest tone last night in the aftermath of the Paris, France terror attacks that have gripped the... read on

  • No privacy for Pascal – or us

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 7, 2015 | 3:20 pm

    I haven’t been able to stop thinking about Amy Pascal.

    Little more than a month ago she was the reigning queen of movie studiodom, the smart, zany, effervescent, sometimes sassy co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment — quite beloved, definitely revered and, notably, the only... read on

  • Guy Davidi: The Israeli anarchist

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 11, 2014 | 6:24 pm

    Filmmaker Guy Davidi’s politics can fall hard on Jewish ears.

    “I am known to be an objector of Israeli politics,” the Oscar-nominated Israeli director said last week during a Skype call from France, where he was raising money for his near-finished project, “Mixed Feelings.” 

    ... read on
  • ‘Honourable Woman’ is the best kept secret TV series about Israeli-Palestinian politics

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 3, 2014 | 11:10 am

    There’s a simple message for heroine Nessa Stein in “The Honourable Woman,” a scintillating British miniseries concerned with Israeli-Palestinian peace. It is delivered to her — and us — in a radio interview, as Nessa is grilled about her plans as the newest member of British... read on

  • Mike Nichols: From marked man to American icon

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 24, 2014 | 10:35 am

    The title of his Hollywood biopic should be "The Man Who Almost Wasn't."

    Because Mike Nichols, the celebrated director of stage and screen, was almost claimed by history. 

    Steven Spielberg was one of the first Hollywood luminaries to issue a statement about his death last week,... read on

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