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  • James Franco’s bar mitzvah spectacular

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    October 20, 2015 | 10:00 am

    Rabbi Brian Zachary Mayer has helped plenty of students prepare for bar or bat mitzvah ceremonies, and, in some ways, the one he officiated on Oct. 3 was no different. It involved months of serious study, a special bar mitzvah speech and even a mitzvah project.

    “It was like any...

  • James Franco gets a bar mitzvah, courtesy of pal Seth Rogen

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 22, 2015 | 10:50 am

    “You KNOW you won't want to miss this!!! Seth Rogen and the Gang are going to throw me a Bar Mitzvah!” James Franco euphorically wrote on Instagram recently.

    It’s actually an honorary bar mitzvah for the 37-year-old Franco, who’s known Rogen for ages as well as starred with him...

  • Sam Raimi’s latest horror flick draws on ‘true’ tale, Jewish exorcism

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 22, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    Back in 2004, the horror-flicks mogul Sam Raimi was riveted by a Los Angeles Times article headlined “A Jinx in a Box?” which recounted the strange history of a wine cabinet brought to this country by a Polish concentration camp survivor. The box contained “allegedly, one...

  • Writer’s Guild to Honor ‘Extremely’ Talented Screenwriter Eric Roth

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 26, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    Several weeks before he was to receive the lifetime achievement award from the Writers Guild of America, West, Eric Roth was in his study in Malibu conducting a breezy conversation that veered from his communist Jewish parents to his Oscar-winning screenplay for “Forrest Gump.”...