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  • The Emmys enter the age of ethnicity

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 16, 2015 | 1:20 pm

    This year, once again, there are plenty of Jews and Jewish-themed shows among the Emmy nominees — pointing them out would be pointing out the obvious. But what really sets apart this year’s crop of nominees from years past is how much more deeply and authentically Judaism is...

  • ‘Orange is the New Black’: The best Jewish moments from the new season

    June 15, 2015 | 1:54 pm

    Mild spoilers ahead

    Orange Is the New Black” protagonist Piper Chapman may no longer have a Jewish husband, but that doesn’t mean that Judaism isn’t a huge part of the new season of the Netflix hit. In fact, religious identity is one of the biggest themes of Season 3, as many of...

  • Your guide to Jews and the Emmys

    August 25, 2014 | 2:11 pm

    Mayim Bialik--Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy (The Big Bang Theory)

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    Jenji Kohan--Showrunner for best comedy series nominee, (Orange is the New Black)

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    Julianna Margulies--Outstanding leading actress in a drama...

  • Binge Watching Orange is the New Black on Netflix

    By Ilana Angel

    June 17, 2014 | 2:41 pm

    I’m not sure who it was that told me to watch Orange is the New Black, but when I remember I will call them and say thank you. Over the past 2 days I have watched all 26 episodes of this show on Netflix. That is insane. I became obsessed with the show around episode 3 of season 1...

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  • ‘Orange is the New Black’ season 2 pre-cap: Standing still is hard

    By Melissa Weller

    June 6, 2014 | 1:14 pm

    Season 2 of Orange is the New Black, a Netflix original series from the brilliant Jenji Kohan and based on the memoir by Piper Kerman, was released today. Chances are you’ve heard of it. This show is so important for so many reasons, not least because it’s hilarious, so for those...

  • Turn yourself in to ‘Orange Is the New Black’

    By Melissa Weller

    July 16, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    Orange Is the New Black, adapted from the 2011 memoir of the same name, is, in a word, perfect. Perfect pacing, perfectly scripted, perfectly performed. A voluntary incarceration to the couch proved a fine way to spend the weekend, and many who participated in this latest Netflix...

  • Jenji Kohan: Smoking the Stereotypes

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 20, 2009 | 10:03 am

    Unlike most Hollywood writers, Jenji Kohan got her creative education at the family dinner table, where there was a subtle, but largely predetermined, genetic imperative to write. On any given night, those present included her Emmy-winning writer father, her acclaimed novelist...

  • LIVE VIDEO: ‘Weeds’ Creator Talks with JewishJournal.com’s Danielle Berrin [2pm]

    By Jay Firestone

    April 26, 2009 | 1:38 pm

    UPDATE: This is replay of a live broadcast from Sunday, April 26, 2009

    Tune in at 2:00pm for a JewishJournal.com LIVE broadcast from the Skirball Cultural Center, where Hollywood Jew reporter, Danielle Berrin leads an “Inside the Actor’s Studio” discussion with ‘Weeds’ creator,...

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