Jewish Journal

Winos in WeHo

By Danielle Berrin

October 16, 2007 | 1:02 pm

There was something ironic about attending a wine tasting the same week the Torah portion depicts a self-medicating Noah planting a vineyard and getting trashed. I paused to consider this... read on

  • Holy cow! and chicken and turkey at Subway

    By Dikla Kadosh

    October 12, 2007 | 4:08 pm

    Hallelujah! Subway has seen the light: kosher sandwiches is where it’s at. Two local Jewish entrepreneurs (25-year-olds!) opened the first glatt kosher Subway franchise in the western United States on Monday, Oct. 1.

    Jay Firestone, Jewish Journal editorial assistant, writer,... read on

  • Sitting pretty

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 10, 2007 | 1:46 pm

    Sitting in her intricate swivel chair, the one in which she sits to have her makeup done, you become Marie Antoinette. You see the things she saw; the green gardens of Versailles, an opulent boudoir - the trappings of courtly life. But you also see yourself, sitting at the... read on

  • Berkeley

    By Dikla Kadosh

    October 9, 2007 | 6:49 pm

    There’s more to the film “Berkeley,” opening Friday, Oct. 12, than just a bunch of doped up college kids with shaggy hair protesting the war, having sex, and making groovy music.

    Actually, there isn’t a whole lot more than that.

    The heavily autobiographical film is the work of... read on

  • Morimoto mashes it up

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 8, 2007 | 1:23 pm

    “Do you like my socks?” asks Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, lifting his Japanese robe to reveal black and white striped socks scrunched between polka dot sandals. The audience laughs; delighted by his silliness, a playful image of the world-renowned culinary talent better known for the... read on

  • Bar Refaeli to ditch Israel

    By Dikla Kadosh

    October 4, 2007 | 4:57 pm

    It comes as no surprise that model Bar Refaeli, Leonardo DiCaprio’s year-long arm accessory, is leaving Israel and moving to Los Angeles. After all, she doesn’t think her native country is even worth fighting for, so why would she want to continue living there?

    The Jewish... read on

  • Sexy strings and playboy politicos

    By Dikla Kadosh

    October 3, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Danielle: This past Saturday night, we journeyed to the 54th floor of the Wells Fargo building for a Magbit fundraiser featuring Miri Ben-Ari.

    Dikla, you were alone for 45 minutes with a formidable crowd of young Persian men who have a reputation for being aggressive suitors. Did... read on

  • The day we almost lost Dikla

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 2, 2007 | 3:20 pm

    I was in the middle of a post on Iron Chef Morimoto when a loudspeaker announcement declared: “Evacuate the building. This is not a drill.” But I’m in the middle of blogging! And I have an interview this afternoon! There is no time for a 15-story descent to Wilshire Boulevard.

    But... read on

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Written by Danielle Berrin and Dikla Kadosh

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