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  • ‘Mad Men’s’ Jewish factor

    April 10, 2013 | 6:56 am

    Advertising, it’s fair to say, is in Ben Feldman’s blood.

    Yes, he technically plays a fictional advertiser, the Jewish copywriter in AMC’s award-winning drama “Mad Men.” But Feldman says it was his excellent marketing skills that landed him the role.

    “The casting loved that I...

  • What Judd Apatow thinks of the Jewish Journal

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 9, 2013 | 8:27 am

    “It’s an honor to be insulted by you,” I told Judd Apatow during an interview about his new comedy-drama, “This is 40,” about the midlife angst suffered by record label owner Pete (Paul Rudd) and his wife, Debbie (Leslie Mann). 

    “Yes, exactly!” Apatow replied.

    I’d interviewed...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 7, 2012 | 12:38 pm

    This upcoming week is Hnukkah, aka: the most wonderful time of the Jewish year. The next eight days will be full fun, family-time, extremely oily food and lots and lots of holiday spirit. I know some of you see more Chistmas than Hanukkah when walking down the street, so to make...

  • Anti-Semitic Elmo arrested again in Central Park

    September 20, 2012 | 1:59 pm

    A New York man who was arrested in June for dressing in an Elmo costume and shouting anti-Semitic rants in Central Park returned and again was arrested.

    Adam Sandler, 48, at his arraignment Wednesday pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to two days of community...

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  • ‘That’s My Boy’ reviews:  They could have been worse

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 17, 2012 | 9:05 pm

    Adam Sandler’s raunch-fest “That’s My Boy” hit theaters in time for Father’s Day, starring Jewish icons Sandler and Andy Samberg (“Saturday Night Live”) as the reconciling father and son. And not unexpectedly, critics aren’t exactly embracing the film, while...

  • Holiday Card Etiquette

    By Julia Bendis

    December 23, 2011 | 12:47 pm

    When you receive your first holiday card, you realize that you’re officially in the holiday season, or as I like to call it, “The Holiday card nightmare”.  As we enter the holidays, we also enter the awkward holiday greeting card etiquette.  The other day a long-time friend asked me...

  • Neil Diamond covers Adam Sandler’s ‘The Hanukkah Song’

    By JewishJournal

    December 20, 2011 | 3:12 pm

    In this video, Neil Diamond sings a cover of the classic Adam Sandler ‘The Hanukkah Song’.

  • The Hanukkah Song: A 2011 update

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 16, 2011 | 4:15 pm

    Bill Funt parodies Adam Sandler’s holiday gem, “The Hanukkah Song.”

  • Orthodox Jews’ problem with Adam Sandler

    By Lauren Bottner

    December 9, 2011 | 12:31 pm

    Adam Sandler gets censored! Signs advertising the actor’s new film, “Jack and Jill were destroyed in Jerusalem according to Israeli blogger Ido Kenan.  The hit movie isn’t such a hit with the Orthodox world, presumably because Sandler plays a woman in the film. 

    The images of...

  • Adam Sandler proposes wife swap with Tom Cruise

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 10, 2011 | 11:34 am

    Actor Adam Sandler is a reasonable guy.  Hence his agreement with Tom Cruise that anything he does with Cruise’s wife, Katie Holmes, in his new movie “Jack and Jill”, Cruise is more than welcome to do with Sandler’s wife, Jackie Sandler. Sounds fair, especially to Mrs. Sandler...

  • Adam Sandler will voice the lead role in “Hotel Transylvania”

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 5, 2011 | 5:23 pm

    Adam Sandler will voice the lead role of Dracula in Sony Pictures Animation’s 3D family comedy Hotel Transylvania, HollywoodNews.com reports.

    It was announced today by Bob Osher, president, Sony Pictures Digital Productions, and Michelle Raimo-Kouyate, president of production,...

  • TRIBE Gathering: Brooke Burke, Paul Reiser and Adam Sandler, All-School Shabbaton, Temple Etz Chaim

    By Adam Wills

    April 25, 2011 | 12:30 pm


    Brooke Burke and Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue Cantor Marcelo Gindlin share the stage during “Hand in Hand,” the synagogue’s April 3 concert fundraiser for children with special needs held at a Malibu home. Photo by Dana Fineman



    Emcee Paul Reiser, Paula Reiser and...

  • ‘Opera Man’ Adam Sandler hits high note with Hollywood star

    February 2, 2011 | 4:06 pm

    Adam Sandler was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    Sandler brought his two daughters, ages 2 and 4, to Tuesday’s ceremony in front of the W Hollywood Hotel. His is the 2,431st star awarded on the walk.

    The girls stole the show, taking the microphone from their...

  • Top Ten Celebrity Moments:  Chabad Telethon

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 26, 2010 | 7:05 pm

    What do Robin Williams, Adam Sandler, James Caan, Martin Sheen, Adam Lambert, Sammy Davis, Jr., Al Gore, Jerry Lewis and Bob Saget have in common – besides show business?  Each has appeared on the Chabad “To Life!” Telethon, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary show on...

  • Sandler, Stewart, “Mad Men” creator make Forward 50

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 18, 2008 | 5:57 am

    The “Forward 50,” a list of prominent Jewish Americans compiled by the New York Jewish weekly has featured a whopping three Jews from the film and television industries. If this is the best they could do for their 2008 culture and media set, I’d like to know what other areas are...

  • HaDag Nachash: Atypical Israel band hip-hops to Hollywood

    By Dikla Kadosh

    November 12, 2008 | 5:44 pm

    Adam Sandler, a.k.a. Israeli Mossad super-agent Zohan, saunters through the streets of Tel Aviv gyrating his cut-off-jeans-clad hips, delighting Israeli beachgoers with an exaggerated display of hacky-sack skills and putting on a super-human show of strength in a game of tug-of-war...
  • Brooks Arthur brings stars’ hearts and humor to ‘Jewish Songbook’ CD

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 18, 2008 | 10:27 pm

    The decor in Brooks Arthur's office chronicles what Billboard calls his "career as a behind the scenes superstar of the record industry."

    One photograph depicts Carole King hugging Arthur while working with him after her LP "Tapestry" hit in the 1970s. Nearby is a picture of Bruce...

  • You want a peace of the Zohan?

    By Tom Tugend

    June 3, 2008 | 11:52 am

    At age 60, when even the more virile tend to slow down, Israel has replaced Italy as the native habitat of the sex stud.

    That’s the uplifting message from “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan,” starring Adam Sandler in the title role of an Israeli super commando-turned-New York...

  • Stars expected to shine at Israel Film Festival

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    Adam Sandler and Borat (a.k.a. Sacha Baron Cohen) turned out to fete the Israel Film Festival last year, and more celebrity surprise guests are expected to speak at the gala dinner kicking off the 2008 festival June 12-26 (honorees include ICM's Jeffrey Berg).

    It's a sign of just...

  • Where is the Muslim Adam Sandler?

    By The Web Guy

    October 10, 2007 | 12:58 am



    Ahmed Soliman blogs:

    The Eid holiday is upon us—the annual Muslim holiday that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. It’s a festive occasion in which the fast ends, charity is given, and everyone is in a good mood.

    I love Eid. I love the cookies my mother makes, and...

  • Chanukah Rights

    By Amy Klein

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Growing up, I was one of the few children that did not receive Chanukah presents. My family gave gelt, the money that children traditionally receive on the holiday while gambling over the game of dreidel, the spinning top.

    My parents wanted to make the holiday as different from...

  • ‘Crazy’ for Chanukah

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    In Adam Sandler's animated film, "Eight Crazy Nights," a self-professed 33-year-old crazy Jewish guy comes off like a tweaked Jewish Scrooge.

    Haunted by the ghost of Chanukah past, ex-Jewish Community Center (JCC) basketball star Davey Stone (Sandler) rivals the antics of Sandler's...

  • JAKKS Jumps for Children

    By Rachel Brand

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    In the movie "Little Nicky," Adam Sandler played the son of the devil, but for many Israeli children today Sandler is an angel.

    When the Jewish actor-comedian wanted to do something to help brighten the lives of Israeli children wounded in suicide bombings, he contacted his friend...

  • Chabad rocks!

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Chabad of California's 22nd annual "L'Chaim to Life Telethon," hosted by Dennis Prager, was humming along nicely with a long roster of talent that included classic actors James Caan and Elliott Gould, comic actor Dom DeLuise and Israeli singer David "Dudu" Fisher. Then 10:30 p.m....

  • From Operaman to Leading Man

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    From Operaman to Leading Man

    In 'The Wedding Singer,' Adam Sandlerproves he can carry a tune and a movie

    By Naomi Pfefferman,Senior Writer

    Above, Adam Sandler (center) stars as Robbie inThe Wedding Singer and Adam Sandler as a child,taken from the coverof his cassette 'What the Hell...