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  • Marlon Brando and the Jews

    By Danielle Berrin

    2 days ago

    Marlon Brando the man was often more confounding and bizarre than any character he ever played. 

    Among his many and sometimes contradictory roles — actor, womanizer, political dabbler, sex symbol and star — he was also a reputed and sometimes disputed philo-Semite.

    “I would... read on

  • Do Jews in Hollywood silence Palestinian sympathizers?

    By Danielle Berrin

    3 days ago

    Last week, an L.A.-based correspondent for BBC World Service emailed me to ask for an interview.

    “I am working on an article about the conflict in Gaza, and why Hollywood has remained mostly silent on this issue,” he wrote. “I saw the story you wrote about the controversial... read on

  • On the verge of war, a little night music: The Israel Philharmonic plays L.A.

    By Danielle Berrin

    2 weeks ago

    In the silence between movements, one could almost hear the rockets raining down on Israel and Gaza.

    For some, it was hard to think of anything else at the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual Los Angeles benefit, a snazzy black-tie affair, held at the Annenberg Center for the... read on

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  • Rihanna, Dwight Howard and the trouble with tweeting #FreePalestine

    By Danielle Berrin

    2 weeks ago

    Earlier today, the sultry chanteuse Rihanna, who is best known for seduction-via-pop-song, decided to make a serious political statement and tweeted “#FreePalestine.”

    Eight minutes later, according to TMZ, she deleted it. Nevermind the ridiculous explanation offered by “a source... read on

  • For Israelis under siege, a night different from all other nights

    By Danielle Berrin

    3 weeks ago

    It’s the middle of the night in Israel but hardly anybody can sleep.

    Rockets and missiles are crackling across the dark sky. BOOM. Sirens are sounding throughout the land. Tanks are massing near the  Gaza border. BOOM. BOOM. The thud of explosives hitting the ground has the whole... read on

  • What women know of war

    By Danielle Berrin

    3 weeks ago

    I was 15 the first time I saw a mother grieve for her son.

    It was my freshman year of high school, just after the homecoming dance, when our community was rocked by the death of 18-year-old Alan Epstein, a heartthrob jock who coached girls’ basketball, mentored his younger... read on

  • Jews and Jim Crow

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 3, 2014 | 12:59 am

    After Shabbat services two weeks ago, I nearly quit my job.

    That reflex came after a community discussion on Michelle Alexander’s 2011 book “The New Jim Crow,” about racial injustice and inequality in America; I found it impossible to fend off very dark thoughts urging me to... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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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