Jewish Journal

  • Finding home far from home

    By Dikla Kadosh

    July 27, 2007 | 11:10 am

    My 18-year-old sister, Shirel, recently returned from a Birthright trip and joined 7,500 alumni in the greater Los Angeles area. The all expense paid group excursion to the Holy Land, though widely shared, is still highly personal and for many, intensely spiritual. Here, in her own... read on

  • Definitely, “to date”

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 26, 2007 | 5:49 pm

    Turns out, our adulated editor-in-chief may have a thing or two to say about dating after all. In an excerpt from this week’s editorial about Jewish philanthropy at the Playboy Mansion, Rob notes what he thinks comprises a cute Jewish bunny:

    After I left, I was told, Hef came down... read on

  • Naughty numbers (no more)

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 26, 2007 | 2:41 pm

    On Tuesday night, I peeled myself away from a satisfying read of Daniel Mendelsohn’s “The Lost” to satiate my appetite for community connection on a holiday. Though appropriate material for erev Tisha B’Av, a tinge of curiosity as to what JConnectLA and Birthright had in store... read on

  • Smokin’ Adrianna Costa’s real roots

    By Dikla Kadosh

    July 25, 2007 | 12:47 pm

    Those sultry brown eyes. That glowing brown skin. The sexy brown mane. That last name! Despite all the apparent identifying traits, “On The Lot” host Adrianna Costa is NOT Latina. She’s white…and Jewish…and grew up in the valley.

    According to Wikipedia, 26-year-old Adrianna’s real... read on

  • Mozza makes Melrose

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 24, 2007 | 2:19 pm

    Every Jew loves a good Italian restaurant. How lucky for Los Angeles then, that a true taste of Puglia has planted itself on the corner of Melrose and Highland—in not one incarnation, but two: a pipin’ pizzeria and an opulent osteria. A collaboration between chef Mario Batali, his... read on

  • “On The Lot” and on the record

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 23, 2007 | 11:55 am

    It’s American Idol for filmmakers—a highly competitive, strut-your-stuff television show that provides amateur filmmakers with the tools, toys and teachers that comprise a mini-film school. Okay, it’s better than American Idol, because there are a million greenbacks involved and no... read on

  • What would Spielberg do?

    By Dikla Kadosh

    July 20, 2007 | 3:28 pm

    Every aspiring Jewish filmmaker could learn a lesson or two from Steven, but how many of them will actually feel the warmth of his wing around their shoulder? Adam Stein hopes he’ll be the one chosen for that golden opportunity.

    The 29-year-old USC film school graduate is one of the... read on

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Written by Danielle Berrin and Dikla Kadosh

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