Jewish Journal

  • New TV series puts ‘real’ back in ‘reality’

    by Kylie Ora Lobell

    May 7, 2015 | 10:30 pm

    Reality television shows starring women are not usually flattering. They’re full of women physically assaulting one another, getting Botox injections...

  • Opposites attract in ‘Kosher Soul’

    by Gerri Miller

    March 4, 2015 | 1:48 pm

    An interracial, interfaith relationship is the subject of the Lifetime reality series “Kosher Soul,” which plays on the Black-Jewish culture clash for...

  • ‘Downton Abbey’ and the Jews

    by Gerri Miller

    February 25, 2015 | 12:14 pm

    Much more than a highbrow soap opera about a family of British aristocrats and their servants, “Downton Abbey” has been deeply rooted in the history and...

  • Playing a girl cop on the mean streets of Los Angeles

    by Gerri Miller

    May 28, 2014 | 1:29 pm

    Depicting a darker side of Los Angeles not seen on TV since “The Shield,” the gritty new crime drama “Gang Related patrols mean streets where police...

  • Venice Beach shul the focus of TV reality series

    by Ryan Torok

    December 19, 2013 | 3:41 pm

    The film crew captured members of the Pacific Jewish Center (PJC) — known as The Shul on the Beach — praying during Friday night services. Except it...

  • Noir drama ‘Mob City’ shines light on L.A.‘s criminal underbelly

    Gerri Miller, Contributing Writer

    November 26, 2013 | 2:01 pm

    In the postwar 1940s, organized crime was rampant in Los Angeles, and the men behind the mob were Jewish, guys like Ben “Bugsy” Siegel and Meyer...

  • Watch: Tina Fey’s Lena Dunham-approved ‘Girls’ parody

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    September 30, 2013 | 3:56 pm

    What happens when a comic genius parodies a highly popular, highly spoofable show? Only good things, as Tina Fey proved on this season’s premiere of...

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