Jewish Journal

  • Lovitz, lies and Torah

    by Naomi Pfefferman

    December 22, 2010 | 3:10 pm

    “I hate lying,” Jon Lovitz, the comedian, actor and comedy club owner, said without a touch of humor in his voice. “I just can’t stand it. I...

  • Can you tell me how to get to Jewish ‘Sesame Street’?

    by Jacob Berkman, JTA

    November 22, 2010 | 6:26 pm

    Oscar the Grouch and Moishe Oofnik, his Israeli cousin who lives in a recycling bin on Rechov Sumsum in Tel Aviv, opened up what would turn out to be the...

  • Is Los Angeles ready for its dose of “Law & Order”?

    August 31, 2010 | 5:43 pm

    Following last year’s cancellation of the original New York version of the series after a venerable 20-year run — a record matched in drama only by...

  • ‘Being Erica’ TV character transfixes Toronto Jews

    By Renee Ghert-Zand, JTA

    August 31, 2010 | 3:41 pm

    A young woman with long auburn hair sits surrounded by friends and family in her mother’s living room while holding a tiny baby on a pillow in her lap....

  • Orthodox Jew voted off ‘Big Brother’


    August 1, 2010 | 3:23 pm

    The first Orthodox Jew to appear as a contestant on the reality show “Big Brother” has been sent packing.

    Andrew Gordon, a Miami podiatrist, was voted off the CBS show in which contestants live in a house and each week oust other contestants based on their feelings toward each other. The winner receives a pot of cash.

    The kipah-wearing Gordon, 39, observed the Sabbath and kept kosher.

    “Big Brother” is in its 12th season.

  • Brit Brings Primo Levi’s Life in Auschwitz to Stage, Screen

    by Tom Tugend

    June 15, 2010 | 4:31 pm

    After his liberation from Auschwitz, Italian writer and scientist Primo Levi observed, “To destroy a man is difficult, almost as difficult as to create...

  • ‘Sons of Tucson’ a Cult Hit in the Making

    by Tom Teicholz

    June 15, 2010 | 4:16 pm

    “Sons of Tucson” is a clever and subversive new sitcom about three sons who’ve fled to Tucson, Ariz., because their father was imprisoned for...

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