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  • From a Holocaust survivor, America gets the CEO of Viacom

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 28, 2016 | 5:46 pm

    A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting 83-year-old Holocaust survivor Henri Dauman, a French-born Jew who was orphaned by the time he reached Bar Mitzvah age and by all accounts, should have disappeared from history.

    But like many survivors, Dauman knew only to keep...

  • Giving and getting money: It’s not a science, it’s an art

    November 21, 2014 | 2:52 pm

    I run a nonprofit called Big Sunday. The idea behind Big Sunday is that absolutely everyone has some way to help somebody else. As we like to say, “There are no haves-and-have-nots, just haves-and-have-mores. Everyone has something.” And we can get so much more done when we all...

  • Elizabeth Taylor as feminist

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    February 14, 2012 | 11:08 am

    M. G. Lord is a cultural critic with a sharp eye for the hidden meanings in American pop culture.  Two of her previous books, for example, considered the enduring influence of the best-selling doll in the world (“Forever Barbie”) and the semiotics of rocket science (“Astro...

  • Elizabeth Taylor was my aunt

    By Gina Nahai

    February 1, 2012 | 12:30 pm

    It’s true. Really. The Elizabeth Taylor. She of the many husbands and the showpiece jewels, the on-screen splendor and off-screen grit was, indeed, related to me by marriage.

    This isn’t a recent discovery; I’m not like my mother, who tends to unearth a long-lost or previously...

  • Auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry sets record

    December 14, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry set a record for a single collection sold at auction.

    The jewelry was sold Tuesday night at Christie’s auction house for nearly $116 million. Most of the 80 lots sold for at least 10 times the catalog estimates, according to The New York Times.

    The sale...

  • Purple Eyes

    By Gina Nahai

    March 30, 2011 | 11:01 am

    It’s four o’clock in the afternoon, and I’m walking down a busy sidewalk in an upscale neighborhood in Tehran. My mother and her friend have picked me up from school and driven me here without saying what we’re going to do or why we can’t stop at home first so I can change...

  • Elizabeth Taylor - Always True to Herself

    By Misha Henckel

    March 27, 2011 | 11:45 pm

    This past week, we were all captivated by the life and spirit of Elizabeth Taylor. What struck me the most, in listening to, reading, and watching all the stories about the great actress, was that throughout her remarkable life, she remained true to herself. Her choices were...

  • Remembering Elizabeth Taylor [SLIDESHOW]

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 25, 2011 | 3:59 pm

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    Photos courtesy of Temple Israel of Hollywood and Lynn Pelkey.

  • Remembering Elizabeth Taylor

    By Tom Teicholz

    March 24, 2011 | 1:53 pm

    Elizabeth Taylor, who died Wednesday at age 79, spent much of her life in the public eye – famous for her violet eyes and her jewelry – and she managed over the years to transition from child star, to legendary beauty, to Oscar-winning actress, to tabloid fodder for her...

  • Elizabeth Taylor: Tales from the Jewish Crypt [VIDEO]

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 24, 2011 | 1:09 pm

    It’s no surprise that after someone passes, many and various stories of their life begin to surface—stories that haven’t been uttered in ages, stories almost forgotten, if not for the moribund trigger that whisks them back into the light.

    So yesterday, when I awoke to the news...

  • Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies

    March 23, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Academy Award-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor, who maintained a support for Israel after converting to Judaism in the late 1950s, has died.

    Taylor, known for her violet eyes and her plethora of husbands, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,...

  • Elizabeth Tayor dies at 79

    March 23, 2011 | 9:03 am

    Famed actress, Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79.  She had recently been receiving treatment for congestive heart failure at a Los Angeles hospital. 

    Taylor was raised a Christian scientist, but converted to Judaism at age 27.  Her Hebrew name is Elisheba Rachel Taylor.


  • Mother/Daughter Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Talk Challenges and Transformation on Oprah

    By Misha Henckel

    February 22, 2011 | 12:14 am

    I watched mother/daughter pair, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, on the late night showing of Oprah, last night. I’ve known of these two Hollywood icons all my life, like most people who have even the smallest idea of pop culture. Debbie Reynolds first appeared on the big screen...

  • Briefs: Immigration proposal gets mixed reaction from Jewish organizations; U.S. firm fined for aiding Arab boycott

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Mixed Reaction to Compromise Immigration Reform

    Jewish groups had mixed reactions to an immigration reform plan that would grant earned legalization to immigrants contributing to American society. The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) said the compromise package agreed to last...