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  • Jenna Jameson has company: 7 of the most famous Jews in porn

    June 15, 2015 | 11:05 am

    Last week the news surfaced that “Queen of Porn” Jenna Jameson is converting to Judaism. Jameson, who has been married twice before, is engaged to Israeli Lior Bitton (who works in L.A.’s diamond business and has been charged with stealing merchandise from his stores). Jameson’s...

  • ‘Lovelace’ — Two versions of a porn star’s tragic tale

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 7, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    More than a decade after Linda Lovelace died of injuries suffered in a car crash in 2002, the actress remains an icon as the most famous pornography star in the most successful skin flick of all time: 1972’s “Deep Throat,” about a sexually frustrated woman who discovers her...

  • Play reveals naked truth behind ‘Deep Throat’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 23, 2013 | 12:41 pm

    Herschel Savage, the skin-flick actor best known for his appearance in “Debbie Does Dallas,” was perched beside a bare mattress on the floor of the Zephyr Theatre in West Hollywood, preparing to rehearse a scene from “The Deep Throat Sex Scandal” in which he plays a director. The...

  • Jews say no to online porn; Mormons applaud

    By Mark Paredes

    May 22, 2012 | 1:50 am

    The speakers at Citi Field said that if improperly used, the Internet can destroy families, with gambling, pornography and other addictions. But mostly, surfing the Internet is a colossal waste of precious time young people could spend working or studying. – Rabbi Gershon...

  • Having Sex Like a Pornstar, Whether You Like It or Not

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 27, 2012 | 4:35 pm

    I recently wrote a more in depth article than I normally write for the Huffington Post on how internet porn has changed the way all of us have sex.  You can check it out here or read my reposting below. 

    Internet porn has entered your bedroom. You may not realize it, your...

  • Michael Fassbender on “Shame,” sadism, playing a Jewish supervillain and why he’s not in therapy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 5, 2011 | 11:54 pm

    “Shame, shame, shame, shame,” Michael Fassbender, who very much seems to be the actor of the moment, sang in a goofy baritone recently.  His impromptu ditty was unexpected, given that he was in the middle of an intense discussion about his two latest films:  Steve McQueen’s...

  • Christian pre-fall-fundamentalists celebrate naked mass

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 7, 2008 | 6:52 pm

    Seriously, sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. This installment from the pre-fall-fundamentalist Christians of the Netherlands.

    Naked celebrants abandoned plans to hold a second service after media coverage of their first mass, held in a nudist park during the summer, led to a...

  • Tennis star in Playboy reveals Jesus fish tattoo

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 24, 2008 | 4:11 am

    Daniel Radosh, author of “Rapture Ready!”, has the skinny on tennis player Ashley Harkleroad, who made headlines recently, not for her play on the court but her agreement to pose for Playboy. She has, and Radosh spotted an odd inking in one of the photos.

    It’s a tattoo of the Jesus...

  • Topless DJ rocks the Haredim

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 9, 2008 | 6:08 pm

    What does a topless DJ like DJane, aka Niki Belucci, have in common with Hellmans Mayonnaise and Bertoli Olive Oil? Well, both were tied to multi-national mastodon Unilever, which recently threw a party in Israel to promote Axe. I don’t have to tell you who the DJ was, and you could probably guess that ultra-Orthodox Jews, major consumers of Unilever’s kosher products, are really ticked.

  • American Bible Society goes on alert

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 22, 2008 | 12:02 am

    From Gary Stern at Blogging Religiously:

    I got this ominous-sounding press release today from the American Bible Society, a NYC-based group, nearly 200 years old, that tries to make the Bible available to everyone:

      New York – May 20, 2008 – The American Bible Society Board...

  • Study: Killing kittens cuts cancer risk

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 16, 2008 | 12:53 pm

    Gentlemen, you may have heard that every time you pleasure yourself sexually, God kills a kitten. The guys from XXXChurch remind us of this reality—based on the biblical story of Onan, whom God deemed wicked for “spilling his seed” so his brother’s widow would not become pregnant—...

  • CleanFlicks founder accused of sex with minor

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 30, 2008 | 11:32 am

    The co-founder of CleanFlicks, a video editing service once used by many Christians, has been arrested in Utah for allegedly paying a 14-year-old girl for sex.

    Daniel Thompson, who ran CleanFlicks till the courts shut it down in 2006, had more recently operated Flix Club, a...

  • Christian mission at the porn convention

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 9, 2008 | 11:06 am

    On this Wednesday last year, Brent Hopkins and I drove his Civic (not my Civic) out I-15 to Las Vegas for the annual AVN Adult Entertainment Expo. I am fairly certain that will be the only time I spend 20 hours over two days at a porn convention. My excuse was that I was writing a...

  • Playboy, that anti-Israel rag

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 2, 2007 | 1:27 pm

    You ask any guy over 40 why they read Playboy they will give you the same answer… for the articles. Over the years the interviews really broke ground ... remember Jimmy Carter’s Lust in His Heart Interview for example?  Folks I have bad news. As Hef continues to be overtaken by...

  • A porn star and ‘Jew forts’ on Sukkot

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 27, 2007 | 5:18 pm

    When I went to Las Vegas to write about Christians reaching out to porn stars, I met a heavily-tattooed and pierced woman about my age named Joanna Angel. She’s an “alt-porn” performer and entrepreneur, and thanks to Luke Ford I just learned that Angel grew up an Orthodox Jew.

  • ‘Mideast peace through porn’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 4, 2007 | 1:26 pm

    That headline was for an eye-popping, but ideologically wanton editorial in Saturday’s LA Times.

    The Vietnam War-era slogan “Make love, not war” has been taken to its logical extreme by an Israeli pornographic website, which is engaged in a sort of cultural exchange of bodily fluids...

  • Is Luke Ford good for the Jews?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 2, 2007 | 2:07 pm

    Loyal readers are familiar with the name Luke Ford. He is an LA blogger who writes about kinky porn, Orthodox Judaism and sinful politicians. But Luke is a contentious figure in the Jewish community, of which he is a convert into, and is both loved and loathed by people in the porn...

  • Luke is getting anxious

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 1, 2007 | 4:52 pm

    Luke Ford can’t wait to see himself on the cover of The Jewish Journal tomorrow. Ford is the controversial LA blogger who writes about everything from porn to politics to Orthodox Judaism. Here’s what he says on a post with the headline: “I’m Having A Hard Time Leaving The House...

  • Porn star to priest

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 16, 2007 | 9:51 am

    Remember that story I wrote last month about the born-again porn star? Well, if the report in Sunday’s New York Times is accurate—and there is reason to believe it isn’t—the adult star formerly known as Rod Fontana is about to take that conversion a step further.

    After turning his...

  • Who’s afraid of lashon hara? *

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 5, 2007 | 3:50 pm

    Lashon hara is Hebrew for “evil tongue,” which I imagine looks something like a serpent’s. It is forbidden in Judaism not just to gossip, but to say anything that might hurt another person, even if true. That is why working in the Jewish media—yes that is different than MSM—demands...

  • ‘Secret life of a porn-addicted minister’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 10, 2007 | 8:50 am

    Sheryl and Paul Giesbrect are preparing to celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary. The sweethearts cherish their life together, which began when they met while attending a Christian university.

    It’s where they found religion and each other. Today, Paul is a minister in...

  • Born-again porn star

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 8, 2007 | 7:44 am

    CHATSWORTH—In need of grace, Keri Humble walked into The Church at Rocky Peak one Sunday and received the recognition that shamed her.

    “I love your show on the Playboy Channel,” a door greeter told her, referring to “Spice Hotel.”

    There are many lifestyles born-again Christians...

  • XXXChurch: Make love, not war, on porn

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 3, 2007 | 1:23 pm

    LAS VEGAS—If Craig Gross considers Jesus Christ his best friend, why is his arm around porn’s leading man?

    “We are the world. We are the children,” Ron Jeremy sings as he and Gross draw a circus crowd at the Adult Entertainment Expo here.

    During the past few years, the two—a...

  • Larry Flynt: Godspeed, Falwell

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 21, 2007 | 9:15 am

    “The porn king and the preacher,” a sketch drawing of Larry Flynt sitting in bed, staring at a nudie mag with the Rev. Jerry Falwell, thumbing through the Bible, by his side—that was the cover of yesterday’s Opinion section in the LA Times. The cover opinion piece was a first person...

  • Teens and Internet Porn: What a Parent Can Do

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When parents catch their children -- typically boys -- looking at porn online, they usually become alarmed. That's understandable. But those who respond by turning to filtering and blocking software should realize this strategy only does so much.

    The flood of female images will...

  • The Agonizing Toll of Sexual Addiction

    By Julie G Fax

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    One Friday night 33 years ago, when Yisroel Richtberg was 12 years old, an older boy sneaked into his dorm room at his Chasidic yeshiva in Israel, pulled off Richtberg's pajama pants and raped him. The same thing happened the next Shabbat.

    The boy told Richtberg (not his real name)...

  • Web Can Ensnare Victims Quickly

    By Julie G Fax

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In his 35-year career, Rabbi Juda Mintz established a Jewish youth group in Montreal, founded a traditional congregation and a campus Hillel in Atlanta and led more than 50 missions to Israel -- all without the aid of a computer.

    But when he was hired at a Mount Freedom, N.J.,...

  • The Great Debate

    By Tom Tugend

    April 27, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It was billed as a championship heavyweight bout, the great debate between Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler and other pornographic magazines, and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, author of "Kosher Sex" and other major works.

    As it turned out, it was more like an old Charlie Chaplin or Buster...