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  • Joys of growing up in Communist Soviet Union, and other tales of my Family.

    By Julia Bendis

    February 16, 2011 | 9:39 am

    -While my husband, growing up in Ohio got to go on potato chip factory field trips, my brother and I got to go on Concentration Camp field trips.  Look up Salaspils in Latvia.

    -When most kids got to play with Barbies, toy trucks and teddy bears, I got to play with syringes, which my...

  • Artist shows Barbie’s true colors in “Drown the Dolls” [VIDEO]

    Naomi Pfefferman (Video by Jay Firestone)

    January 24, 2011 | 3:05 pm

    At the recent opening of her exhibition, “Drown the Dolls,” at Koplin Del Rio Gallery in Culver City, Daena Title described the impetus for her paintings of sunken Barbies– who float in shimmering pools with their gold-manes streaming and vacant sex goddess faces unperturbed. ...

  • Barbie and the Jews

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 11, 2008 | 9:24 am

    I know Peter Coyote as head of the Jewish Justice League in “Hebrew Hammer.” Not a good movie, but worthy a rental. A more resonant film on Coyote’s resume—also about the American Jewish experience—is “The Tribe.” The documentary traces the Jewish people from Abraham to Sacha Baron...

  • Props to Tiffany Shlain, honorary Hollywood Jew (from San Francisco) for ‘The Tribe’ [VIDEO]

    By The Web Guy

    September 8, 2008 | 4:41 am

    We’ve been waiting for this to come out online for free, and here it is.  Tiffany Shlain’s amazing ‘The Tribe’—narrated by Peter Coyote—explores the history of the Jewish people from the time of Abraham up through today, and uses the Barbie doll (created by Southern California Jewish...

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  • VIDEO: The Tribe (The Barbie Doll and the History of the Jewish People)

    September 8, 2008 | 4:31 am

    What can the most successful doll on the planet show us about being Jewish today? Narrated by Peter Coyote, the film mixes old school narration with a new school visual style. The Tribe weaves together archival footage, graphics, animation, Barbie dioramas, and slam poetry to take...

  • Bratz : They’re cool, hot and controversial

    By Lisa Keys

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Depending on whom you ask, Bratz are odd-looking multiethnic dolls with big eyes and skimpy clothes - or they're, like, the coolest things ever.

    The dolls -- with their "passion for fashion" demonstrated through midriff-baring tops and micro-miniskirts -- have been criticized by many...

  • A Blizzard of Flicks for Jewish Eyes

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    At the Sundance wintertime festival, which began Jan. 19 and runs through Jan. 29, Jewish viewers can check out a blizzard of flicks, including:

    Opening night film, "Friends With Money" (Jennifer Aniston, Jason Isaacs), spotlighting successful adults approaching midlife crisis. It's...

  • Barbie Meet Gali

    By Emily Pauker

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    For generations, Barbie's hourglass "perfect" figure has confounded experts in anatomy, while giving girls a role model of debatable merit.

    Now there's a doll whose appearance is more modest, who looks like kids and whose values are distinctly Jewish.

    Created by Aliza Stein of...

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