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  • Special Needs Round Up:  Seinfeld, Inclusive Mommy &Me and Jobs for Adults with DD

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    1 week ago

    Comedian Jerry Seinfeld recently said in an NBC interview with Brian Williams that while watching a play that had a character with autism, he found himself relating to some of the common traits of that developmental disability such as “When people talk to me and they use...

  • Jerry Seinfeld made me famous—sort of

    2 weeks ago

    My agent called one day with an audition for a few lines on a new sit-com.  A better-known actress had turned it down, saying the role was too small for her.  I figure a day’s work is better than staying home and re-organizing my spice rack.  My attitude is, “There are no small...

  • Will Larry David’s Broadway show add to his Jewish file?

    August 12, 2014 | 3:36 pm

    In Larry David’s fake real-life world on the HBO sitcom “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” he is tapped by Mel Brooks to take over the Zero Mostel-Nathan Lane role of Max Bialystock in the megahit Broadway adaptation of “The Producers.”

    Just as Max and accountant Leo Bloom set out to make...

  • Before Sarah Silverman, Carol Leifer had to break into the boys club

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 11, 2014 | 5:25 pm

    Showbiz pioneer Carol Leifer is one of Hollywood’s best-kept secrets, even though her resume boasts stints on some of the most popular and memorable television shows of the last half-century --- “Seinfeld,” “Saturday Night Live” and “The Late Show with David Letterman,” among them....

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  • Letters to the editor: Holocaust comparisons, Mr. Mom, BDS and laughter for all

    February 26, 2014 | 10:11 am

    Mixed Feelings on Holocaust Comparison  

    Danielle Berrin’s piece (“Will America Re-Examine Its Shame?” Feb. 21) certainly has its virtues about what needs to be recognized as America’s sin, shame or national disgrace of 350 years as a house of bondage for black people — a story...

  • Tales from a mother: The Jewish wedding

    By Annie Korzen

    May 8, 2013 | 12:44 pm

    Every time my son, Jonathan, left for school, for camp, for college, I felt a heartbreaking sense of loss. That’s because your main instinct as a mother is to keep your child as close to you as possible. But your main job as a mother is to prepare your kids to separate. It’s the...

  • Uncle Leo, helloooooo

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    January 3, 2013 | 2:06 pm

    “Seinfeld” was never really “a show about nothing.” Rather, not unlike the Bible, it was a work of the imagination that had something to say about nearly everything.

    One episode, for example, focuses on the moral ambiguity of old people stealing from a chain store.  The culprit...

  • Stevie Wonder cancels performance at Saban-Chaired FIDF Gala for IDF Soldiers

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 29, 2012 | 11:52 am

    Legendary pop musician Stevie Wonder has cancelled his performance scheduled for the Dec. 6 FIDF Gala in Los Angeles saluting IDF Soldiers. The event is sponsored by philanthropists Haim and Cheryl Saban.

    The 25-time Grammy winner was to appear for an expected 1,200 FIDF...

  • ‘Dictator’ scribes dish on Sacha Baron Cohen’s new comedy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 2, 2012 | 11:46 am

    David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer, screenwriters of Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest film, “The Dictator,” were bantering in the comic actor’s office as Alec Berg, their co-writer, joined in by speakerphone — he was home babysitting his young daughter. Baron Cohen, star of the...

  • A man’s equipment…

    By Julia Bendis

    November 4, 2011 | 10:00 pm

    It has been years since I’ve watched old episodes of ‘Seinfeld’. I usually come across it, watch for a few minutes then move on.  Today’s show, however made me pause and think.  It was the one where Elaine tries to change a homosexual man into a heterosexual unsuccessfully. ...

  • Jason Alexander meets with Knesset caucus

    October 24, 2011 | 6:41 pm

    Former “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander met with a Knesset caucus to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    Alexander is in Israel as part of a high-profile delegation of international business leaders and philanthropists under the auspices of OneVoice, an international...

  • The New Yorker’s Bruce Eric Kaplan on His New Book and Judd Apatow TV Series

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 3, 2011 | 2:07 am

    Many people know Bruce Eric Kaplan as BEK, the longtime cartoonist for The New Yorker.  But he’s also worked as a writer on the iconic TV shows “Six Feet Under” and “Seinfeld,” where he penned the episode in which Elaine was enraged by a cryptic New Yorker cartoon.

    To say...

  • Contrary to type, Larry David’s not at all neurotic

    July 26, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Three adjectives are often used to describe Larry David, the star and creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which recently premiered its eighth season after two excruciating Curb-less years.

    One is “bespectacled,” which is fair enough. Another is “bald,” a signifier that...

  • JERRY SEINFELD MADE ME FAMOUS - SORT OF

    By Annie Korzen

    June 26, 2011 | 2:51 pm

    This blog is about thrifty living, and one of my mantras – especially for chronically unemployed free-lancers like myself – is “Say yes to everything.”  I figure a day’s work is better than staying home and re-organizing my spice rack. 

    My agent called one day with an...

  • Obvious vs. the-Not-So-Obvious!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 31, 2011 | 1:18 pm

    Lately I’ve been thinking about the many jobs I have had, all through my teenage years and adulthood.  The reason I started thinking about them is simple: every time my children talk about what they want to do when they grow up, and it changes daily, I usually have a funny anecdote...

  • ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Season 8 Teaser Trailer

    By JewishJournal.com

    April 11, 2011 | 12:23 pm

    As the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm approaches, I’d like to take this time to thank God for the previous seven.  Every episode has been a gift and I know the eight season will not disappoint.  Going back to his roots, Larry David and his gang have made New York the atmosphere...

  • Paul Reiser on Playing Himself on (What Else) “The Paul Reiser Show”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 8, 2011 | 6:39 pm

    Paul Reiser eyes his agent warily in an upcoming episode of “The Paul Reiser Show,” the writer-actor-comedian’s new half-hour comedy on NBC, which closely resembles his real life.  In the scene, it’s been some years since Reiser’s megahit “Mad About You” went off the...

  • Remembering ‘Uncle Leo’

    March 1, 2011 | 10:50 am

    Despite a vast acting resume, Len Lesser’s career as a character actor probably didn’t prepare him for his late-career fame as Jerry Seinfeld’s annoying but lovable Uncle Leo on the 1990s sitcom “Seinfeld.” Lesser died Feb. 16 at 88.

    Lesser’s “hawklike profile and Noo...

  • Junior Mints and Tootsie Pops Go Kosher

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 24, 2011 | 1:50 pm

    Just in case anyone was still under the illusion that kosher equals healthy, the OU recently burst that (Blow Pop) bubble with its announcement that Tootsie Roll Industries has added Junior Mints, Blow Pops, Tootsie Roll Pops, Caramel Apple Pops, Charms, Sugar Daddy and Sugar Babies...

  • Uncle Leo! Goodbye!!

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 16, 2011 | 11:47 pm

    One of the many characters that made “Seinfeld” was Uncle Leo. My favorite scenes is shown above, in which Jerry reminds Leo what a disgusting old man he is and tells him he should take back his girlfriend. Uncle Leo objects: “She’s an antisemite.” To which Jerry responds: “Can you...

  • Len Lesser, Seinfeld’s ‘Uncle Leo’ dies at 88

    February 16, 2011 | 5:33 pm

    From CNN.com:

    Veteran actor Len Lesser died in his sleep Wednesday morning in Burbank, California, of complications from pneumonia. He was 88.

    “It was very peaceful,” his daughter, Michele Lesser, told CNN, saying the family had hoped for a quick and painless death. “He was a great...

  • Midler, Seinfeld, Biden headline Jewish museum opening

    November 15, 2010 | 4:56 pm

    Vice President Joe Biden, Jerry Seinfeld and Bette Midler headlined a festive opening weekend for the new National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.

    The gala events marked the culmination of a decade-long, $150 million effort to move from a small space adjoining a...

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm Review: October 4th 2009

    By  Eddy Friedfeld

    October 5, 2009 | 1:19 am

    “You know those reunion shows never work…,” Larry David tells manager Jeff Garlin.

    “You criticized and downgraded people for doing reunions,” Jerry Seinfeld tells his former producing partner.

    And yet…

    Larry has hatched perhaps his most daring plot of all- using the...

  • David, ‘Seinfeld’ Cast Reunite, Rant

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 16, 2009 | 4:56 pm

    In its last two seasons, Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” pushed politically correct notions of Jewish identity and race to cringe-worthy and hilarious extremes. David, playing an exaggerated version of his misanthropic self, briefly made nice when he mistakenly believed he...

  • Curb to host ‘Seinfeld’ Reunion—- Top 5 ‘Seinfeld’ Reunion Q’s

    By Jay Firestone

    August 27, 2009 | 2:54 pm

    It’s happening.  The cast of NBC’s monster sitcom, “Seinfeld” will reunite during the next season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

    It’s really an “anti-reunion reunion,” says Julia Louis-Dreyfus in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. 

    My guess is if you liked “Jerry,” you’ll love...

  • Seinfeld Does Reality TV

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 9, 2009 | 6:37 pm

    Not long ago on “Charlie Rose,” the talk show host kept asking Jerry Seinfeld if he wanted to do more TV.  Jerry was adamant:  After his wildly-successful NBC series “Seinfeld,” he had been there, done that.  Sorry.  Now it seems the king of 1990s observational comedy—who is perhaps...

  • The Kavorka

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 2, 2009 | 8:12 pm

    There have been a string of great “Seinfeld” re-runs on lately. Right now, TBS is airing “The Conversion,” in which George converts to Latvian Orthodoxy for a girl and Kramer tries to rid himself of the kavorka. Enjoy.

  • MUSIC VIDEO: ‘All I want for Christmas is Jews’

    December 20, 2008 | 1:24 am

    Relax—it’s comedy

    Approximate lyrics:

    ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS… JEWS
    I just want you for my own
    More than you could ever know
    Make my wish come true
    All I want for Christmas is…
    Jews

    I wont ask for much this Christmas
    I dont even wish for snow
    Just want a Jew who runs show...

  • Jewish jokes and anti-dentites

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 25, 2008 | 2:49 pm

    The “Yada, Yada, Yada” episode of “Seinfeld” was, without a doubt, one of the best in the series’ nine-season history. It aired again Friday on TBS, and I thought it would be worth posting a short clip for your viewing pleasure. This portion actually isn’t my favorite moment of the...

  • Kaddish for Carlin

    By Rob Eshman

    June 26, 2008 | 11:31 am

    Everybody keeps asking me whether George Carlin was Jewish.

    "I heard he was related to the Karlin-Stoliner rebbe," a colleague said about the comedian who died this week at the age of 71.

    No, not unless the Karlin-Stoliner rebbe's family was really Irish and Catholic.

    "Are you going...

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