"Homeland," a television drama based on an Israeli program, won for best drama at the Golden Globes Awards.
Newspaper-reading Angelenos may recognize the byline Robert Lloyd. What they may not know is that the Los Angeles Times television critic once was more concerned with singing about a “Bitchen Party” than with covering the Golden Globes, which take place this year on Jan. 13.
Joseph Cedar’s “Footnote,” Israel’s entry in the Oscar sweepstakes for best foreign-language film, has jumped the first major hurdle by making the shortlist of nine semi-finalists.
Famed directors Woody Allen and Steven Spielberg led the list of Jewish nominees for Golden Globe Awards.
Jewish talent won some and lost some at the Golden Globe Award ceremonies Sunday evening in Beverly Hills, auguring a mixed outlook for the upcoming Oscar nominations. The best news is that Israeli-born Natalie Portman waltzed off as best actress in the drama category for her impressive turn as a tortured ballerina in “The Black Swan.” “The Social Network,” the gripping, if somewhat skewed, story of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, won for best drama picture, but its star, Jesse Eisenberg, lost out to best actor winner Colin Firth, portraying England’s stuttering George VI in “The King’s Speech.”
"You call yourself a tzaddik, you're a liar!" Rabbi Steven Weil told his congregation in a fiery speech from the pulpit last Shabbat, regarding someone who acts very religious but may be involved in stealing, lying or cheating.
The rabbi of Beth Jacob, an Orthodox congregation in Beverly Hills, was reacting to the Spinka case, in which eight ultra-Orthodox men were indicted for tax fraud and money laundering.