Jewish Journal

“Twilight” Moms

By Mihal Levy

November 18, 2009 | 2:00 pm

The Twilight saga has gained a huge following among tweens, teens and even moms.  But after drudging through the first book, half of the second book, and a press screening of Twilight (for... read on

  • Brunching Vegan Style

    By Mihal Levy

    November 17, 2009 | 2:30 pm

    Isa Chandra Moskowitz makes brunch a fun and delicious part of the day, even for vegans, in her new book Vegan Brunch: Homestyle Recipes Worth Waking Up For-from Asparagus Omelets to Pumpkin Pancakes.

    Now you don’t have to have chicken embryos for breakfast, or any time of day for... read on

  • No Such Thing as a Free Cake

    By Mihal Levy

    November 16, 2009 | 2:30 pm

    My son and I headed to the parking lot after hours and hours at the mall.  I finally had to make an excuse to get away.

    “Mommy ran out of money” was the perfect excuse, and true.  We dropped about fifty dollars with nothing tangible to show for it except for an ice cream cone, a few... read on

  • Emmy Rossum And Adam Duritz: Love At First Tweet

    By Mihal Levy

    November 13, 2009 | 2:30 pm

    It was love at first tweet for Emmy Rossum and Adam Duritz.  Well, almost. 

    On Thursday, Rossum explained on the radio show Valentine in the Morning that she was invited via Twitter to tour with the band Counting Crows this past summer on a dare.  “They dared me to come sing with... read on

  • Glee: Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

    By Mihal Levy

    November 12, 2009 | 2:36 pm

    What do you get when you take a girl born to an Italian-Catholic mother and one born to Jewish parents?  Lea Michele (“Rachel Berry”) and Dianna Agron (“Quinn Fabray”) from Fox’s hit Glee.

    Lea Michele (Lea Michele Sarfati)‘s mother is an Italian-Catholic (her father a... read on

  • Death of a Houseplant

    By Mihal Levy

    November 11, 2009 | 1:33 pm

    While roaming through the bookstore I noticed a common trend: books about people’s lives through their pet’s eyes. Being that I don’t have a pet (allergies…and goldfish are no fun, especially when they become cannibalistic), I decided that when I got home later I would write... read on

  • Motherhood: See It To Believe It

    By Mihal Levy

    November 9, 2009 | 2:00 pm

    Motherhood is usually portrayed in one of two ways on the big screen (in my opinion): cliched or Hollywood-esque.  Mom is either trying to get to a ringing telephone while the baby is crying and a pot of soup is boiling over on the stove, or she looks refreshed, polished and relaxed... read on

  • Mazel Tov, Mel Gibson - It’s A Girl!

    By Mihal Levy

    November 3, 2009 | 12:08 pm

    Although it is probably highly unlikely that Mel Gibson would be reading this, I want to wish him and his girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva mazel tov on the birth of their daughter Lucia.  (And no, Lucia was not born to a virgin mother; this is #2 for Oksana.) 

    Gibson has seven children... read on

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Mihal Levy used to collect degrees as a hobby.  After receiving her B.S. and M.S. degrees, she worked as a psychotherapist and research scientist before continuing her hobby of...

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