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  • High Holy Days 5775: Jewish community shares life advice

    September 24, 2014 | 1:19 pm

    As we look inward over the course of the High Holy Days, we also seek wisdom that might guide us forward in our lives. The Journal sought life advice from thoughtful people in our community and elsewhere, including a few no longer with us, all of whose words are worth remembering.

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  • George Segal on ABC’s ‘The Goldbergs,’ ‘Where’s Poppa?’ and playing Jewish

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 28, 2013 | 11:31 am

    Actor George Segal, the late film critic Roger Ebert once noted, “is good at playing the harassed son of the archetypical Jewish mother. In ‘No Way to Treat a Lady” [1968], he was the vice cop whose mother kept wanting him to finish his soup before rushing to rescue Lee Remick.”

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  • Rosanna Arquette gets married

    August 21, 2013 | 9:33 am

    Mazel tov to Rosanna Arquette and her brand-new husband, investment banker Todd Morgan.

    The two were married Sunday in a private family ceremony in Malibu, a rep for the Jewish actress told Us Weekly. According to another source guests included Barbra Streisand.

    Arquette is best known for her roles in “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “Pulp Fiction,” but you may have seen her more recently on this last season of “Girls” as Jessa’s dad’s hippy girlfriend.

    This is her fourth marriage.

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 19, 2013 | 2:27 am

    An Israeli photographer's new take on Disney fairytales

    An Israeli born photographer is making waves with the project "fallen princesses." Dina Goldstein created a photo project that shows  alternative, more modern endings to the well-known Disney fairy tales. What kind of...

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  • “V” for Victory!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 9, 2013 | 5:34 am

    If you happened to read my recent posts, you probably noticed a hint of disappointment between the lines. As the internet takes a growing place in our lives, winning the media war becomes more critical, and the more lies about Israel I encountered, the more I felt like our battle...

  • This week from Israel - Facing tomorrow?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 24, 2013 | 12:34 pm

    This week, our President, Shimon Peres, celebrated his 90th birthday, followed by the 2013 Presidential Conference, named "Facing Tomorrow." More than a joyful week of celebration for our nation, this past week gave us, Israelis, a glance of a utopic fantasy.

    The guest list of...

  • This week in power: Clinton, Syria, Waze, Streisand

    By Danny Groner

    June 20, 2013 | 3:45 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Clinton's speech
    Former President Bill Clinton spoke in Israel on Monday night and encouraged a two-state solution with the Palestinians. “No matter how many settlers you put out there...

  • Peres lauded in star-studded ceremony

    June 19, 2013 | 9:27 am

    World leaders praised and serenaded Israeli President Shimon Peres in honor of his upcoming 90th birthday.

    The prime-time birthday celebration Tuesday night marked the start of the fifth annual Israeli Presidential Conference. Two of every three Israeli television viewers tuned...

  • Happy 90th, Shimon Peres!

    June 18, 2013 | 2:44 pm

    Dignitaries from around the world gathered in Jerusalem today to celebrate the 90th birthday of Israeli President Shimon Peres. Bill Clinton, Sharon Stone, Tony Blair, Dr. Ruth, Robert DeNiro and Barbra Streisand (who sung the traditional song “Avinu Malkeinu”) joined thousands of...

  • Barbra Streisand receives Honorary Doctorate from The Hebrew University

    June 18, 2013 | 10:38 am

    Barbra Streisand, after receiving an honorary doctorate from The Hebrew University, stands in front of the plaque of the Institute of Jewish Studies Building, established in 1984 in honor of her father, Emanuel Streisand, who was a scholar, and lover of literature and Israel.

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  • In Israel, Sharon Stone meets her biggest fan, visits Hadassah Hospital

    June 18, 2013 | 9:28 am

    It’s unclear whether this guy is a fan of Sharon Stone or a fan of campy t-shirts. Either way, he had what was surely a surreal moment yesterday when, dressed in a “Basic Instinct” shirt, he bumped into Stone on the streets of Tel Aviv.

    The photo went viral — so far it has close...

  • Barbra Streisand slams Orthodox Jews’ actions against Israeli women

    June 17, 2013 | 12:23 pm

    U.S. entertainer Barbra Streisand on Monday took a swipe at Orthodox Jews in Israel who compel women to sit in the back of buses and assault them for following religious rituals traditionally reserved for men.

    "It's distressing to read about women in Israel being forced to sit in...

  • Barbra Steisand arrives in Israel

    June 17, 2013 | 8:25 am

  • Jews share a sense of place in L.A. history

    May 1, 2013 | 11:25 am

    Coinciding with the run of the “Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic” exhibition at the Autry National Center — and we hope, continuing well beyond — this issue of the Jewish Journal marks the beginning of a new monthly feature showcasing various aspects of Los Angeles’ Jewish history.

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  • Streisand to perform two stadium concerts in Tel Aviv

    March 18, 2013 | 3:08 am

    Barbra Streisand will perform two Tel Aviv concerts in Israel in addition to performing at the 90th birthday celebration for President Shimon Peres.

    The concerts will take place June 15-16 at Tel Aviv's Bloomfield Stadium, the Israel media reported.

    On June 18, Streisand will...

  • Dec. 15-21

    By Ryan Torok

    December 12, 2012 | 10:06 am

    SAT DEC 15

    “Voices and Visions” 

    Connecting Jewish thought, art and people, this exhibition at the Skirball features artworks that pair contemporary Jewish artists with past and present Jewish thinkers, including Hillel, Maimonides and Susan Sontag. The project aims to inspire...

  • Holiday films that provoke, (and Some Just for Fun)

    November 21, 2012 | 2:01 pm

    In addition to the traditional family and feel-good holiday films, this season offers a small selection of unexpectedly provocative productions.

    Among the latter is the documentary “West of Memphis,” which follows an attempt to exonerate three men convicted as teenagers of the...

  • Barbra Streisand and Leonard Cohen: Timeless, but not ageless

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 16, 2012 | 1:16 pm

    Last week in Los Angeles, Leonard Cohen fell to his knees.

    He did this a half-dozen times over the course of his three-hour show at the Nokia Theatre, because it’s all part of his act — and at 78, Cohen is not about to start trading off his trademark moves. He still wears that...

  • Streisand urges Jews to reelect Obama [VIDEO]

    November 2, 2012 | 9:33 am

    Barbra Streisand, in a National Jewish Democratic Council video, urged the reelection of President Obama, saying Mitt Romney "does not share our values."

    Streisand, who had already endorsed Obama, released the video Friday through the NJDC. She emphasized women's rights in her...

  • Nov. 3-9

    By Ryan Torok

    November 1, 2012 | 1:40 pm

    SAT NOV 3

    Good Food Conference/Localicious

    LACMA hosts provocative panel discussions exploring issues integral to building organic and sustainable food systems. On Sunday, head to the beach for Good Food’s Localicious fundraiser, featuring signature dishes prepared by 30 of...

  • SLIDESHOW: Shimon Peres meets Hollywood

    March 12, 2012 | 1:19 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres visits DreamWorks Animation on March 9.

    Click “i” to view photo captions

  • The way we were: Streisand and Saban shore up for Israel

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 14, 2011 | 11:32 am

    This time of year gets people thinking about what they miss.

    For the 1,200-person crowd at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Gala Dinner on Dec. 8, it was Israel lighting the corners of their mind.

    Century City’s Hyatt Regency ballroom was teeming with Los...

  • Talking with Dan Fogelman of “Crazy, Stupid, Love” [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 28, 2011 | 4:53 pm

    It’s hard to name a screenwriter in Hollywood right now who is more successful than Dan Fogelman.  Yet I found him to be unassuming and even slightly self-deprecating in an interview about his new comedy, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”—starring Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone and...

  • Israel rejects aliyah request from Streisand’s cousin

    February 3, 2011 | 2:12 pm

    Israel reportedly has refused to allow the cousin of singer Barbra Streisand to make aliyah.

    The Interior Ministry, via The Jewish Agency, rejected Dale Streisand’s request because it saw on his Facebook page that he had been previously involved in Christian missionary activity,...

  • Briefs: They’re Jews first and Israelis second; Pope to soap offending trope

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Israelis Identify by Faith, Then Flag

    Israelis are three times more likely to identify primarily as Jews than as Israelis, a poll found. According to a survey in Monday's Yediot Achronot, 40 percent of Israelis said they identify "first and foremost" as Jews, while 13 percent...

  • Musical docs, singing penguins, Barbra

    By Keren Engelberg

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday the 18th

    M.D.s show off their right-brain skills in a concert of classical music this evening. Established in 1953, Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra is substantially comprised of physicians, dentists and allied health professional men and women in medicine and other...

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