Jewish Journal

After the choir

By Danielle Berrin

January 14, 2008 | 1:19 pm

As a follow up to Friday’s plug to “get a lil gospel,”  it must be said that it was as expected, sensational. Not just because it drew in the energy of 1400 or so people who came to hear... read on

  • Get a lil’ gospel on Shabbat

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 11, 2008 | 12:36 pm

    Maybe you’ve been to Friday Night Live. Well come again tonight because it’s going to be a soul-inspiring spirited celebration that will rock religion right into your soft spots. There will be gospel. There will be belting. And praising. And dancing (and drinking for 20s and 30s), so... read on

  • Getty Nude

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 9, 2008 | 4:24 pm

    Underneath our clothes, we’re all naked. We’ve seen ourselves naked maybe thousands of times - some of us pose and stare, some cringe and cower, others barely notice their own flesh. The point is we’ve seen ourselves nude—what’s familiar is rarely scintillating. But how many other... read on

  • Eli Broad baffles LACMA

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 8, 2008 | 1:54 pm

    While everybody in New Hampshire marches to the polls in a circus deluge of presidential campaigning, LACMA is embroiled in a potential dispute with Eli Broad over his 2,000 piece contemporary art collection. Apparently, despite LACMA’s new and pricey “Broad Contemporary Art Museum,”... read on

  • Arab-Israeli penetrates mainstream media

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 7, 2008 | 4:19 pm

    Sayed Kashua is shining new light on Arab life in Israel, but whether it’s the content of his writing or his own unique experience that is most revealing is up for debate.

    Born in an Arab town in central Israel, Sayed Kashua was raised in a moderate Muslim family and educated in... read on

  • Idan Raichel gets candid on camera

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 2, 2008 | 1:53 pm

    During a recent tour stop at UCLA’s Royce Hall, I spent an evening backstage with Idan Raichel, creator of The Idan Raichel Project, a multicultural music fusion of ethnic artists from around the world. “The Project,” as they call themselves,  includes 70 artists from the Sudan to... read on

  • One Jew’s Christmas Eve

    By Dikla Kadosh

    December 28, 2007 | 1:40 pm

    Guest blogger Jay Firestone:


    For the second Christmas Eve in a row, I've had the privilege of attending the famous San Francisco Jewish singles dance, known only as The Latke Ball.  Hosted by Young Adults Division of The Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco,... read on

  • IDF soldiers struggle in “Beaufort”

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 27, 2007 | 2:17 pm

    I was on my way out of ICM’s lush private theater after a screening of Israeli film “Beaufort” when someone asked me if I liked the film.

    “It’s a hard film to say you like,” I answered, “but it’s a very well made film.”

    Its technical merits are many, but its content—challenging.... read on

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