Love, Journal Style?


Did you meet the love of your life through The Jewish Journal’s personals? Was it lasting devotion or did it crash and burn? We’re compiling the best stories of people who met through The Journal to run as part of our 20th anniversary edition. Send your stories — happy or horrid — to letters@jewishjournal.com with the subject line: JJ Love. Be sure to include your name, since we will not run anonymous submissions.

Deadline is May 31.

 

And the Nominees Are…


If you think the Academy Awards are unfair, biased and arbitrary, wait until you see what we’ve come up with for our first Jewish film awards.

Herewith are The Jewish Journal nominees for the best and worst in Jewish movies for 1998.

To cast your vote, e-mail us at ab871@lafn.org or mail this ballot to The Jewish Journal, Jewish Film Awards Committee, 3660 Wilshire Blvd., ‘204, Los Angeles, CA 90010.

Best Picture

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“Life is Beautiful”

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“Pi”

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“The Truce”

Worst Picture

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“Apt Pupil”

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“A Price Above Rubies”

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“Safe Men”

Best Jew playing a Jew

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Ben Stiller (“Permanent &’009;&’009;&’009;Midnight”)

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Julianna Marguiles (“A Price &’009;&’009;&’009;Above Rubies”)

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Jeff Goldblum (Aaron in &’009;&’009;&’009;DreamWorks animated feature, &’009;&’009;&’009;”The Prince of Egypt”)

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Best non-Jew playing a Jew

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Minnie Driver (“The &’009;&’009;&’009;&’009;Governess”)

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Ally Sheedy (“High Art”)

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John Turturro (“The Truce”)

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Roberto Benigni (“Life is &’009;&’009;&’009;Beautiful”)

Best Jew playing a non-Jew

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Patrick Stewart (Pharaoh in &’009;&’009;&’009;”The Prince of Egypt”)

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Woody Allen (“Antz”)

The “Seinfeld” Award (for the best Jewish movie avoiding any overt reference to its Jewishness)

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“Antz”

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“The Wedding Singer”

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“The Big Lebowski”

Jewish character you’d least want to bring home to mother

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Ally Sheedy (“High Art”)

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Ben Stiller (“Permanent Mid&’009;&’009;&’009;night”)

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“Speed” Levitch (“The Cruise”)