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  • How to hack the Sony hackers

    By Rob Eshman

    4 days ago

    I know what I’m doing on Christmas Day: First Chinese food, then “The Interview.”

    I’ll be eating Chinese food on Christmas because I’m a Jew, and that’s tradition.

    Then I’m going to go to a theater to watch “The Interview” because I’m an American, and that’s patriotism.

    ...
  • Brad Pitt the big winner on Oscar night

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 3, 2014 | 11:22 am

    “12 Years A Slave” won the Oscar for best picture, a resonant choice for a ceremony that feels more and more oppressive each year.

    Host Ellen DeGeneres did her daytime best to keep things “light,” after last year’s host Seth MacFarlane offended almost every gender, ethnicity,...

  • Jon Voight — Chabadnik at heart

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 21, 2013 | 4:49 pm

    On a recent afternoon at Lenny’s Deli in Westwood, Jon Voight reached into a black satchel and pulled out a well-worn copy of Paul Johnson’s “A History of the Jews,” then began reading aloud from the text, his fingers carefully tracing the words. Looking professorial, he glanced up...

  • Jews and the Royal Baby

    July 22, 2013 | 9:51 am

    When the news broke Monday that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, had gone into labor, it seemed that London could not have been more prepared.

    For weeks, reporters and photographers had been camped out in front of the maternity ward at St....

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  • Letters to the Editor: Women of the Wall, Gun Violence, Angelina Jolie

    May 31, 2013 | 10:53 am

    Words at the Wall

    If praying with tallis and tefillin was all that Women of the Wall (WOW) wanted, they would be satisfied with the Sharnsky compromise of a third section for all other forms of Jewish worship (“Stone-Walling,” May 24). If they accepted that, they would also be...

  • Angelina’s breast cancer victory isn’t for celebrities only

    May 22, 2013 | 5:02 pm

    Actress Angelina Jolie just announced that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she was genetically predisposed to cancer. Her disclosure was a powerful show of solidarity with the more than 100,000 American women who undergo breast removal surgery each...

  • Angelina Jolie has double mastectomy after discovering ‘Jewish gene’

    May 14, 2013 | 9:25 am

    Actress Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy after discovering that she had the breast cancer gene common to Ashkenazi Jewish women.

    Jolie wrote in an Op-Ed in The New York Times that she decided to have the surgery after being told she had the BRCA1 gene mutation and had an 87...

  • Filmmaker Jolie feels the pain in making ‘Blood and Honey’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 22, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    Angelina Jolie set aside plans for a surprise birthday present for her partner Brad Pitt’s 48th birthday as she stood to greet me with a smile: “I’m Angie.” Poised and approachable, and clad all in black, the Oscar-winning actress was at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood to...

  • “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s” Steven Berkoff:  ‘in yer face’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 18, 2011 | 10:25 pm

    Steven Berkoff, the actor, director and playwright who has achieved notoriety as the bad boy of Britain’s “in yer face” theater, was uncharacteristically apologetic as he arrived on the set of David Fincher’s American movie adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s international best...

  • A moment for Angelina Jolie

    By Susan Freudenheim

    December 13, 2011 | 6:15 pm

    The draw of a Hollywood premiere for a film written, directed and produced by Angelina Jolie is irresistible. True to her A+-list status, Jolie’s “In the Land of Blood and Honey” got the glam treatment at the ArcLight on Sunset Boulevard last week, complete with a red carpet...

  • Angelina Jolie’s Tattoos.

    By Julia Bendis

    May 15, 2011 | 6:07 pm

    As I looked at pictures of Angelina Jolie’s tattoos, I couldn’t help but want to get some more of my own.  The longitude and latitude ink of her childrens’ bithplaces looks so neat on her arm.  But not wanting to be a copy cat, I thought of putting actual names of cities where...

  • My Interview with the Department of Homeland Security!

    By Julia Bendis

    February 1, 2011 | 10:45 am

    Years ago, I had applied for a position with the Department of Homeland Security.  Why would I apply for a position with the Homeland Security?  Who knows…  Remember my post about my ADD, and pins in my ass?  Well, that’s why.  This was right after 9/11, and they just formed this new...

  • On screen,  Danny Pearl’s story astounds

    By Tom Tugend

    June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    As the credits rolled after a preview screening of the docudrama, "A Mighty Heart," the audience, consisting of a small group of film critics, sat in stunned silence.

    The reaction was the more remarkable since everyone already knew the ultimate outcome -- the execution-style murder...
  • ‘Mighty Heart’ preview draws stars Angelina Jolie and Dan Futterman

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Wednesday night preview audience for "A Mighty Heart," which tracks the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl by Islamic extremists, got an unexpected bonus when the film's stars, Angelina Jolie and Dan Futterman, dropped in unannounced.

    The film is based on the...
  • Shiloh Welcomes Shiloh

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Residents of the West Bank settlement of Shiloh voiced pleasure at having a new namesake in the daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt..

    "Residents of ancient and renewed Shiloh wish the new Shiloh good health and a productive life," community official...

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