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  • The N.Y. Times is wrong to equate Judaism with Iran deal opposition

    September 10, 2015 | 4:16 pm

    In a new chart of lawmakers who are against the Iran deal, The New York Times singled out Judaism as a cause of opposition to the nuclear agreement.

    The chart, posted Thursday, originally included a column with the heading “Jewish?” “Yeses” are highlighted in yellow (yellow!),...

  • Jews, Muslims, UCLA

    By Rob Eshman

    March 10, 2015 | 4:59 pm

    Two weeks before it was a twinkle in the eye of The New York Times, the story of Rachel Beyda appeared on jewishjournal.com and in the pages of our newspaper. Following a tip from a colleague and a report in the Daily Bruin, our reporter Jared Sichel investigated how a routine...

  • Nobel winner Elie Wiesel lends support to Netanyahu’s U.S. speech

    February 12, 2015 | 5:36 pm

    Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel is lending his support to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's March 3 speech to Congress on the dangers of Iran's nuclear program - an address that has antagonized the White House and divided American Jews.


  • Tom Brady has a menorah

    January 30, 2015 | 11:41 am

    Celebrated New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a couple of Jewish connections.

    Since 2012, his brother-in-law has been Kevin Youkilis, the former all-star third baseman for the Boston Red Sox who’s now retired from baseball. The owner of the Patriots, the only team...

  • Paul Ryan’s courage

    By David Suissa

    August 15, 2012 | 12:38 pm

    “Have any of you all met Paul Ryan? I’m telling you this guy is amazing. He is honest; he is straightforward; he is sincere; and the budget he came forward with is just like Paul Ryan. It is a sensible, straightforward, honest, serious budget.”

    These words are not from a Tea...

  • ‘That’s My Boy’ reviews:  They could have been worse

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 17, 2012 | 9:05 pm

    Adam Sandler’s raunch-fest “That’s My Boy” hit theaters in time for Father’s Day, starring Jewish icons Sandler and Andy Samberg (“Saturday Night Live”) as the reconciling father and son. And not unexpectedly, critics aren’t exactly embracing the film, while...

  • ‘The Dictator’ reviews are in, and the verdict is…

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 17, 2012 | 10:04 am

    The reviews are in for Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Dictator,” ladies and gentlemen, and while there are pans and mixed notices, a number of the some 20 top critics I perused had good things to say about Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest spoof—mostly praising his social satire or crass...

  • Opinion: Jetsons vs. Flintstones, a visit with Thomas Friedman

    By Susan Freudenheim

    October 26, 2011 | 7:11 pm

    Last weekend, I was talking to a friend in New York who is a top IT manager for an advertising firm. My friend is in the process of remaking the Web presence for a hair-products conglomerate, and his staff is divided among the firm’s offices in New York, Argentina, Singapore and...

  • Q & A With Sharon Waxman

    By Amy Klein

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    If you loved movies like "Pulp Fiction," "Fight Club," "Traffic," "Being John Malkovitch," "Boogie Nights" and "Three Kings," then you should probably read Sharon Waxman's new book, "Rebels on the Backlot: Six Maverick Directors and How They Conquered the Hollywood Studio System"...

  • Safire Says Book of Job Political

    By Rick Richman

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The Book of Job is commonly -- and mistakenly -- seen as a story of the "patience of Job." And sometimes people have trouble locating its place in the Bible.

    Asked by reporters last January to name his favorite book in the New Testament, Howard Dean answered, "The Book of Job." He...

  • Art is long, and life is brief; at least that’s what they say.

    December 10, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    The museum world in Los Angeles looks as though it is in for a significant challenge.

    The evidence underscoring this was suggested last week in a story reported in The New York Times. On the surface, the story read like an account of the Getty Center one year after the new building...