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In a blow to BDS, big time Brits—like J.K. Rowling—boo boycott

By Danielle Berrin

October 23, 2015 | 10:14 am

Author J.K. Rowling speaking at the Empire State Building during a lighting ceremony to mark the launch of her non-profit children’s organization, Lumos, in New York City, April 9, 2015. Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision via JTA

The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement (BDS) is sobbing in their cereal today.

More than 150 British artists, intellectuals, and politicians --... More.

  • Beings of no nation, but a world of refugees

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 20, 2015 | 4:57 pm

    So the world is awake.

    We thought all we needed was the indelible image of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi and his delicate little body washed up on a beach to... More.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow fetes her mom, Blythe Danner

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 20, 2015 | 4:37 pm

    Actress Gwyneth Paltrow helped kick off Oscar season by hosting an Oct. 20 lunch at Craig’s in honor of her mother, Blythe Danner, who is getting awards... More.

  • Erica Jong talks sex at 73

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 15, 2015 | 11:39 am

    “Let’s start with the word ‘f---,’ ” was how a recent Writers Bloc event with author Erica Jong began. A word unprintable in so many publications, and... More.

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  • The last Jews of Spain

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 13, 2015 | 2:17 pm

    I was in Spain the day before Simchat Torah when my Israeli friend suggested we honor the holiday by walking through Sevilla’s Jewish quarter – La... More.

  • Sukkot in Nepal

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 30, 2015 | 12:50 pm

    Right now in Nepal, a group of Tibetan Buddhist nuns is trapped in the city of Katmandu, living in sukkot.

    Not the beautifully decorated, religiously... More.

  • The 2015 Emmys: Gender-bending, groundbreaking

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 21, 2015 | 10:11 am

    “I guess the new rule in Hollywood is not to wear makeup, or get your hair dyed,” a friend quipped during the 2015 Emmys telecast on Sunday night.

    She... More.

  • An ailing American in Paris

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 16, 2015 | 12:18 pm

    It was a blissful June afternoon in Paris, and everything was perfect. 

    I was dining with my friend Francoise at the Café Marly, surrounded by a mix... More.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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

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