Jewish Journal

  • Lindsay Lohan converting to Judaism?

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 15, 2008 | 7:21 pm

    Lindsay Lohan knows how to raise eyebrows. First, as a preternaturally talented young actress. Then, as a talented young actress who partied too hard and checked into rehab. And now, as an edgy Hollywood starlet who publicly canoodles with lady friend, DJ Samantha Ronson. And it’s... read on

  • Nancy Pelosi gets pilloried at AJU

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 14, 2008 | 6:37 pm

    In lieu of the praise one might expect in a room full of women and the ceiling-smashing Nancy Pelosi, insults were hurled towards the stage.

    “Traitor!” screamed one woman. “Liar!” shouted another. One man’s high-volume, breakneck rampage got him physically removed from... read on

  • The not-so-Jewish museum by the bay

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 18, 2008 | 3:03 pm

    The new Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco is a hip amalgam of modern art. Daniel Liebeskind’s peculiar architectural dazzle looks like a giant Rubik’s Cube in metallic steel, standing on its tip beneath the city’s downtown skyscrapers. Beside it is the Jessie Street Power... read on

  • A seminary dilemma of a different sort

    By Dikla Kadosh

    June 25, 2008 | 10:36 am

    Thanks to the provocative Israeli film, “The Secrets,” featured in the 23rd Israel Film Festival, Orthodox Jewish seminaries are a hot topic this summer.

    Our Calendar intern, Jina Davidovich, is choosing to spend a year studying torah at an all-girls theological college in Israel,... read on

  • Deeper secrets

    By Dikla Kadosh

    June 24, 2008 | 11:18 am

    The secret is out. There is a steamy sexual scene between two gorgeous Israeli women in the film, “The Secrets.”

    But the Israeli film, directed by Avi Nesher and spotlighted in this year’s Israel Film Festival, is not only about a lesbian love affair.

    The film is much deeper than... read on

  • Collecting stamps

    By Dikla Kadosh

    June 17, 2008 | 11:29 am

    Jewish Journal super-intern, Jina Davidovich, writes about her extracurricular activities for The Calendar Girls:

    As a senior at Yeshiva University of Los Angeles Girls’ School, my obligations extend beyond surviving anxiety attacks that come with opening college decision letters,... read on

  • A party in your Bocca

    By Dikla Kadosh

    June 16, 2008 | 3:15 pm

    Where on Ventura Boulevard can you get a glatt kosher prime rib eye steak infused with a garlic herb rub, broiled in an open fire while singing along to popular Israeli love songs performed by the legendary Pini Cohen?

    Only at Bocca steakhouse, the much anticipated and talked about... read on

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Written by Danielle Berrin and Dikla Kadosh

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