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  • Letters to the editor: Kol Nidre, Israel gap year, The Bikels’ love and more

    1 week ago

    Kol Nidre on the Net

    Thanks to the Jewish Journal for co-sponsoring the live-streaming on the Internet of Kol Nidre services Sept. 22 from the Church of Religious Science in Koreatown.

    I found it fascinating to experience Judaism online for the first time. It was a...

  • Portman’s directorial debut is a bitter-sweet Israeli homecoming

    September 3, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman made her directorial debut with a film sympathetic to the Holocaust-haunted refugees who founded her native Israel, but she bristles at the idea that the portrayal might be patriotic.

    Instead, she considers "A Tale of Love and Darkness," her...

  • In defense of Natalie Portman

    September 2, 2015 | 12:09 pm

    Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman is taking a pretty good beating in the Jewish community for her remarks on the Holocaust during a recent interview with a British newspaper, The Independent, to promote her directorial debut, “A Tale of Love and Darkness.”  Her sin? She...

  • Natalie Portman should be commended, not criticized

    August 28, 2015 | 9:27 am

    Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman clearly hit a nerve when, in a recent interview with the British newspaper, The Independent, she questioned the validity of the type of Holocaust education she had received growing up.

    “I think a really big question the Jewish community needs...

  • Natalie Portman says Jewish community is too focused on the Holocaust

    August 24, 2015 | 10:36 am

    Natalie Portman has more ties to the Holocaust than some of her fans might realize. Portman’s great-grandparents were killed in Auschwitz and the Jewish actress played Anne Frank in a 1997 Broadway adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Her latest project, a Hebrew-language...

  • Portman says directing Cannes debut film was a challenge

    May 18, 2015 | 10:56 am

    Natalie Portman played a ballerina in the grip of psychological trauma in "Black Swan", but the Israeli actress said she had lots of support while directing her first film, about the childhood of Israeli intellectual Amos Oz, shown in Cannes.

    Portman both directs and stars in "A...

  • Moving and Shaking: Amos Oz, Ari Shavit, Natalie Portman and Cantor Yonah Kliger

    By Ryan Torok

    May 14, 2015 | 5:49 pm

    “I love Israel even at moments I cannot stand it.”

    Israeli author Amos Oz has complicated feelings about the Holy Land, and he wasn’t afraid to share them during a conversation with journalist Ari Shavit at a recent gala celebrating the fifth anniversary of the UCLA Younes and...

  • Natalie Portman to portray Jackie Kennedy in new film

    May 14, 2015 | 1:21 pm

    Oscar Award-winning actress Natalie Portman will portray Jackie Kennedy in a movie about the first four days in the life of the former first lady after the assassination of her husband President John F. Kennedy.

    Variety reported on the new role for Portman, who is Jewish and a...

  • Natalie Portman to star as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in new movie

    May 11, 2015 | 12:43 pm

    Natalie Portman will star as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a new film.

    “On the Basis of Sex” will follow Ginsburg’s obstacles-filled career on the road to becoming the second female justice and the first Jewish female justice on the high court, Deadline...

  • Daily Kickoff: Schumer’s schmooze-out | Portman hosted Ben-Ami | Silicon Wadi helps Silicon Valley

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    April 21, 2015 | 6:54 am

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    TOP TALKER: "George Soros' son builds a PAC for Jewish voters" by Tarini Parti: "Alex Soros, 29, who has steadily increased his political and philanthropic giving in recent years, has helped...
  • Celebs, hotels, humanitarism, a billion dollar deal and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 24, 2014 | 12:03 pm

    Viber? Sold!

    Japanese Internet services company, Rakuten, has acquired the Israeli app Viber for $900 million. The Israeli-founded video and voice communications app allows users to make free phone and video calls within its network, and has over 200 million users all over the...

  • Winter Olympics, Bar Refaeli’s guilty pleasure, A Guiness record and more - This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 10, 2014 | 8:13 am

    President Peres enters Guiness Book of World Records

    After making history in so many ways, Israeli President Shimon Peres will now take his place in the Guiness Book of World Records as the lecturer with the biggest civics class in history. On Thursday, Peres, via video, gave a...

  • Natalie Portman joins Israeli initiative to help Syrian refugees

    February 4, 2014 | 9:22 am

    We didn’t think it was humanly possible, but Natalie Portman has gone and inspired us yet again. This time, The Times of Israel reports, the actress, director, and  adorable mom has donated money and clothing to Syrian refugees via Operation Human Warmth.

    The initiative is the...

  • Natalie Portman’s husband says he is converting

    January 29, 2014 | 2:33 pm

    French choreographer Benjamin Millepied, the husband of Jewish actress Natalie Portman, told an Israeli newspaper that he is converting to Judaism.

    Millepied told the Hebrew-language Yediot Acharonot in an article published Wednesday that he is “in the middle of the conversion...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 7, 2013 | 12:05 pm

    Back to Turkey

    Antalya and other Turkish cities have always been a favorite vacation destination for Israelis. In the past year or so, there has been a significant reducing in Israeli tourism to Turkey, do to some unfortunate diplomatic incidents between the two countries and a...

  • Parler Français? Natalie Portman wants to become a French citizen

    September 10, 2013 | 5:32 pm

    Natalie Portman is dying to become a citizen of France–or at least that’s how everyone is deconstructing a comment she made in the French magazine Madame Figaro.

    “I don’t have the French nationality, but I would be love to get it. But I don’t know if it’s possible because I...

  • Marion Cotillard replaces Natalie Portman as Lady Macbeth

    August 21, 2013 | 9:56 am

    Our condolences to all those who had their hearts set on seeing Natalie Portman rocking the Shakespeare thing in the upcoming adaptation of “Macbeth.”

    The Israeli-born actress, who was initially on board to play Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender, has just been replaced by Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    At least there’s still “Thor.”

  • ‘Natalie Portman’ seeks Shabbat dinner dates via Craigslist

    August 15, 2013 | 10:27 am

    What does a beautiful, successful, and, uh, married actress like Natalie Portman need to do to find men willing to come over for Shabbat dinner? Turn to Craigslist, naturally!

    Okay, so the Washington, D.C. woman who is looking for nice Jewish boys to break challah with probably...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 29, 2013 | 12:38 pm

    A Nazi themed café. In 2013

    The Soldaten Kaffee ("The Soldiers' Café"), named after the popular hangout for soldiers in Germany and occupied Paris during World War II, is all Nazi-themed. From waiters wearing shirts with swastikas, to a Hitler wax figure, the small café sparked...

  • The ambition of Natalie Portman

    July 25, 2013 | 2:23 pm

    Natalie Portman, once named Natalie Hershlag, is no stranger to ambition. She played her first critically lauded role at the tender age of 13, and just ascended from there (OK, true, her role in the Star War Trilogy was abysmal, but the whole endeavor was as well) culminating in an...

  • Noah Emmerich of ‘The Americans:’  Emmy Awards watch

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 29, 2013 | 6:18 pm

    Actor Noah Emmerich folded his lanky body into a chair at L’Ermitage Hotel and pretended to clandestinely scan the lobby. “Those guys over there could be suspicious,” he quipped, and then added, “You don’t have a poison pen, do you?”

    The affable actor was joking, of course --...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: Sep. 1-7, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    August 29, 2012 | 3:51 pm

    SAT | SEPT 1

    A folksy singer-songwriter (and rabbi of congregation Beth Shir Shalom), Daniels appears live at the Skirball to perform children’s music that carries a universal message. Come dance and sing along in Skirball’s scenic outdoor amphitheater. All...

  • Natalie Portman married in Jewish ceremony

    August 6, 2012 | 10:28 am

    Actress Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied reportedly were married in a Jewish ceremony.

    The wedding took place Saturday night at a private home in Big Sur, Calif., People magazine reported.

    The couple have a 14-month-old son named Aleph and have been engaged for two years. They met on the set of the 2010 movie “Black Swan,” for which Portman won an Academy Award for best actress.

  • Natalie Portman ponders coming out of maternity leave

    By Lauren Bottner

    August 25, 2011 | 12:45 pm

    Oscar winning actress Natalie Portman is considering returning to the big screen for the indie movie Adaline, which would be her first since giving birth to her son, Aleph, this past June, reports Hollywoodnews.com. Portman, 30, has reportedly been offered the lead role in the film about a woman who stops aging after an accident. Eternal youth makes for a compelling fairy tale, but in this one, it is love that tempts Portman’s character to surrender her immortality. Read more at People.com.

  • The new Jewess: A rising generation of actresses overturns old tropes

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 10, 2011 | 1:16 pm

    The year is 1950. The setting is a dimly lit movie studio backlot. It’s the middle of the night, and an attractive young woman named Betty Schaefer is explaining to her screenwriting partner why she became a writer instead of what she really wanted to be — an actress. The movie...

  • Zuckerberg, Bibi head list of Top 50 Jews

    July 26, 2011 | 10:30 am

    Mark Zuckerberg and Benjamin Netanyahu head The Jerusalem Post’s second annual list of the world’s 50 Top Jews.

    Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, adds his No. 1 finish in the Post survey to his Person of the Year award from Time magazine. He is followed by Netanyahu, Israel’s prime...

  • Portman baby’s name reportedly is Aleph

    July 7, 2011 | 10:48 am

    The baby boy born last month to Jewish actress Natalie Portman and her fiance Benjamin Millepied reportedly was named Aleph.

    The name was reported Wednesday by People magazine, citing an unnamed source. Portman’s representatives have not confirmed the name.

    Aleph is the first...

  • Natalie Portman names son ‘Alef’ according to Israeli media

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 7, 2011 | 9:22 am

    There is a strange competition among famous people over who can come up with the most original baby names.

    According to a rumor swirling in the media, the Jerusalem-born Natalie Portman has named her son Alef, according to a report published in the Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom,...

  • ON TRIAL: John Galliano’s sloshed defense over anti-Semitic remarks

    June 22, 2011 | 4:31 pm

    If he walks like an anti-Semite, rants like an anti-Semite, looks like an anti-Semite, then maybe…

    John Galliano, former Dior Fashion Designer, went on trial in Paris today for anti-Semitic and racist remarks to local café patrons earlier this spring. Charged with “public...

  • It’s a Boy! for Natalie Portman

    By Hollywood Jew

    June 15, 2011 | 3:06 pm

    The Oscar winning actress and her fiancé Benjamin Millepied are now the proud parents of a baby boy. Born Wed. morning, that’s pretty much all we know for sure.  The famously private actress is keeping tight-lipped about the baby’s name and place of birth, and has not released...

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