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  • Daniel Radcliffe’s first rom-com ‘What If’ taps into writer’s romantic experiences

    August 20, 2014 | 1:11 pm

    The new film “What If” marks “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe’s first foray into romantic comedy. It’s the brainchild of Canadian-Jewish writer Elan Mastai, and it explores whether members of the opposite sex can be friends if one develops deeper feelings for the other and that...

  • Daniel Radcliffe turns from magic to murder and mayhem

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 8, 2013 | 2:53 pm

    The actor who played Harry Potter may be the richest and most famous human of his generation on the planet, but during an interview at the Four Seasons hotel, Daniel Radcliffe, now just 24, exuded none of the cockiness one might expect of a celebrity best known for demolishing...

  • Harry Potter to play gay Jewish poet

    By Lauren Bottner

    December 12, 2011 | 10:31 am

    Daniel Radcliffe, aka Harry Potter, is slated to play Allen Ginsberg for the new movie “Kill Your Darlings.” Radcliffe will step into the shoes of the “gay Jewish poet for the film about beat poetry and murder in 1940s New York,” reported the Jerusalem Post.

    Ginsberg was recently played by another Jewish actor, James Franco, last year in “Howl.”

  • Is Harry Potter the Jewish idea of the messiah?

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 21, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    I posted an earlier version of this piece prior to the release of the film, but after seeing it, I have some fresh thoughts, which I’ve limned below.
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    The marketing campaign for the final installment in the “Harry Potter” franchise saw billboards throughout the country declare...

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  • HARRY POTTER: The Deathly Hallows 2 Does Not Disappoint

    By Misha Henckel

    July 18, 2011 | 11:27 am

    If you haven’t yet seen the last of the Harry Potter franchise, you should. It’s a superb adaptation of the book, and the viewer will find that the saga comes to a most satisfying conclusion. My 14 year old daughter, an obsessive Potter fan, turned to me as the credits rolled and...

  • “Harry Potter” Producer David Heyman’s Jewish Connection

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 14, 2011 | 4:52 pm

    As the final chapter in the boy wizard franchise “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II” hits theatres July 15, producer David Heyman – who last spoke to me about his 2008 Holocaust film, “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas—will be closing a 12-year chapter of his life.

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  • Two Jews on Film: ‘Harry Potter and Deathy Hallows: Part II’ Review

    July 14, 2011 | 12:36 am

    ‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows-Part 2 is the final adventure in the ‘Harry Potter’ series. The film is directed brilliantly by David Yates and cleverly adapted for the screen by Steve Klos.

    This is not only the last film in the franchise, but it is the best.

    From the first...

  • Why Carmageddon won’t happen on Harry Potter’s watch

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 12, 2011 | 5:00 pm

    You can’t pass a billboard in Los Angeles without seeing the ubiquitous Harry Potter campaign pronouncing, “It All Ends”—- July 15.

    How ironic then, that L.A.’s Westside will be subjected to its own apocalypse of sorts – popularized as “Carmageddon” – when a dense...

  • Daniel Radcliffe reveals recent drinking problem

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 5, 2011 | 11:02 am

    Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe talks about a drinking problem he had during the making of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” MTV.com reports.

    Daniel Radcliffe has opened up about giving in to one of the pitfalls of fame. In the new issue of GQ magazine, the actor reveals...

  • Harry Potter and the “Half-Blood” Jews

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 15, 2009 | 3:51 pm

    As “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” opens today to mostly stellar reviews, the title itself evokes why the book and film series have so resonated with Jewish audiences. Like all the “Potter” films – based on J.K. Rowling’s best-sellers – “Prince” is rife...

  • Briefs: Jewish Dems slam Huckabee; ‘Settlement’ crackdown expected

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Outpost Crackdown Seen This Week

    Vice Premier Haim Ramon said last week that troops and police could be deployed as early as this week for a mass-removal of outposts erected in the West Bank without state approval. He indicated that the operation could be timed to coincide with...

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