Jewish Journal

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... 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

  • At least one person is defending the ‘top rabbis list’

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 10, 2013 | 4:41 pm

    Rabbi Michael Rose Knopf has written a defense of the Newsweek/Daily Beast rabbi list for the Huffington Post in which he basically makes the argument that since the list honors ‘influential' rabbis and not ‘best' rabbis -- even though it is called ‘top' rabbis (definition: the... read on

  • No place like home: Salvador Dali, Victor Hugo, Paris and the Jews

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 7, 2013 | 3:58 pm

    I had dinner with a friend last night who told me there is no excuse for the infrequency of my blogging as of late (though I do have excuses; he just wasn't interested in hearing them).

    "Just post little things," he urged. 

    So in the spirit of maintaining constancy in light of... read on

  • Roger Ebert’s religion

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 4, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    Roger Ebert, the legendary film reviewer, has died at age 70 of cancer. His decade-long battle with papillary thyroid cancer began in 2002 and ultimately robbed him of his ability to speak, eat or drink.

    Despite the life altering setback, Ebert worked tirelessly through the... read on

  • To be or not to be: The story behind Newsweek/Daily Beast’s top rabbis list

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 1, 2013 | 2:32 pm

    Pardon the delay; I should have blogged this weeks ago when the Jewish Journal ran a cover story on the Newsweek/Daily Beast top rabbis list but at the time I was traveling and doing my darndest not to blog while on vacation. After that it was Passover and it seemed fine to let it... read on

  • Philip Roth — still (a)roused

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 28, 2013 | 8:49 am

    The camera opens on a frazzled Philip Roth.

    He is futzing with the horseshoe of hair he has left, rubbing his face and furrowing his unruly brow as a look of supreme unease settles over his face. For a man who recently announced his retirement, he seems a bit stressed. And for a... 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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