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  • Sex + God = Hot + Holy

    By Ilana Angel

    October 10, 2013 | 6:51 am

    If you read Keeping the Faith with any regularity, you know I write about sex and faith, a lot.  Both are interesting topics and both matter.  Sex is wonderful, and being sexual is important, but I am at a point in my life where I am not willing to have sex without love, and I...

  • Jewish Journal receives top honors at SoCal Journalism Awards

    June 24, 2013 | 12:27 pm

    The Jewish Journal won top honors in three categories at the Los Angeles Press Club’s 55th Southern California Journalism Awards ceremony, which took place June 23 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

    Jewish Journal columnist Marty Kaplan, who pens a...

  • Jewish Lists: What They Say About Us

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    June 9, 2013 | 9:27 pm

    Jeffrey Goldberg's recent column in Bloomberg, is a very powerful argument for canceling the recent proliferation of media-inspired "Jewish Lists." This article is a must read. It also got me thinking about what the lists that we create today say about our generation, because lists...

  • Newsweek Top Rabbi’s List — Feh

    By Rob Eshman

    March 21, 2013 | 9:51 am

    If Daily Beast/Newsweek launched a Top Jewish Editors List, my friend Ami Eden would surely be way up there.   But the editor-in-chief of JTA is just a bit off in his comments on the annual Top Rabbis List that Daily Beast puts out.

    In his blog post today on that list, he refers ...

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  • Academy’s doc night focuses on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 23, 2013 | 10:28 am

    When did Michael Moore anoint himself the broker of Middle East peace?

    I wondered this as I sat in the audience during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Oscar Celebrates Docs” night on Feb. 20, as an evening that began with laudatory reverence for “nonfiction...

  • The elusive essence of Jew-ness

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 2, 2012 | 3:30 pm

    More than two decades after Neal Gabler published his magnum opus, “An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood,” audiences haven’t tired of hearing about Hollywood’s Jewish history. On Feb. 28, the author returned to the topic at Temple Israel of Hollywood,...

  • History of Hollywood Jews to show in Vienna

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 15, 2010 | 10:05 am

    Werner Hanak-Lettner, a curator for the Jüdisches Museum Wien (the Jewish Museum Vienna) has lately been asking a lot of people the question, “Does Hollywood feel like a Jewish place?”

    The simple answer could be “not really.” But according to Hanak-Lettner, who is...

  • Ratner and Diddy, Wolpe and Hitchens, the pocketbook and the soul

    October 30, 2008 | 2:17 am

    Brett Ratner

    The Brett Ratner cover story was so telling on so many levels ("Just a Nice Jewish Director," Oct. 24). It was telling of the young female writer in that the very superficiality that she suggests has plagued Ratner's career (the decadence of his home and lifestyle,...
  • Picks and kicks for February 23-29

    By Dikla Kadosh

    February 21, 2002 | 5:00 pm

    SAT | FEBRUARY 23

    (ART)

    Artists Daniel Goldstein and John Kapellas have assembled their most innovative work yet: a 7-foot-tall human figure made of 300 AIDS medication bottles and 139 syringes. Their art, encapsulated in the new exhibit "Make Art/Stop AIDS" is as gritty as their...
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