Jewish Journal

  • Brad Pitt is Jewish

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 12, 2008 | 3:45 pm

    Don’t get too hysterical.

    Brad Pitt is not really Jewish; he is just going to play one on the big screen. Despite very un-Jewish looks, Pitt has officially signed on to play a Jew from the American South fighting Nazis in Quentin Tarantino’s “The Inglourious Basterds,” which has been dubbed an “epic bugged-out Jewsploitation film.”

  • China’s ‘smiling angel’ faked Olympic ceremony song

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 12, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    Paging Ashlee Simpson ...

    Lin Miaoke’s singing of “Ode to the Motherland” at Friday’s opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics wowed the world, giving the 9-year-old immediate fame and the nickname, “smiling angel.” The only problem was she faked it. The real songbird was 7-year-old... read on

  • Politicians: Guilty of being caught

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 12, 2008 | 10:27 am

    After former presidential candidate John Edwards admitted Friday he had had an affair in 2006, it was pretty much a guarantee the big Sunday columnists were going to scrapped their previously edited 20-inches of newshole to take on l’Affaire Edwards.

    The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd... read on

  • Nigerian Muslim has 86 wives

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 12, 2008 | 2:28 am

    At 84, anyone outside of King Solomon’s court would assume that Mohammed Bello Abubakar has fewer lives than years lived on this earth. But they’d be wrong. The Nigerian Muslim has 86 wives. Forget remembering anniversaries at that point: Does he even know all of their names?

    “A man... read on

  • John McCain’s Jesus problem

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 11, 2008 | 7:01 pm

    Have you heard? John McCain is going to church again.

    Yep, his campaign wants you—conservative Christian voter—to know that he’s really a religious man. They know he’s uncomfortable talking about God, that he’s more fluent in the language of the non-God-fearing crowd, that he’s... read on

  • Writing about the Prophet Muhammad still off-limits

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 11, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Before it was junked

    After the jump is the opening passage of Sherry Jones’ “The Jewel of Medina,” a fictional biography of the Prophet Muhammad’s young wife, Aisha. The racy book was set to be published tomorrow, but in May Random House halted production, afraid “Jewel” would be the... read on

  • The Jewish Jesse Owens at the Nazi Olympics

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 11, 2008 | 12:42 pm

    You probably heard about it yesterday, or got a few text messages when it was televised just before midnight, or read about it this morning, but if you’re still in the dark about the amazing performance by the U.S. men’s swimming 4x100 relay, click here. I’m not a swimmer—little more... read on

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