January 24, 2020

JJ Editor's Picks

Anti-Semitism in America: When Is It Enough?

It’s an old trope: “Don’t get too comfortable, anti-Semitism is just around the corner.” My parents used to say it all the time. My dad...

In This Ragù, Don’t Forget to Add Love

Ragù, in Italian, means meat sauce. When I was a kid, my family made ragù by dumping a jar of Ragú spaghetti sauce into a...

Paul Koretz to Run for City Controller

Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz has announced plans to run for city controller in March 2022. He officially declared his candidacy on Jan. 2....

Sinai Temple MLK Shabbat Highlights Unity and Love

A Friday night Shabbat service at Sinai Temple on Jan. 17 celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day through song, words and unity. The service was...

Influential Jews Share in ‘Genius & Anxiety’

A certain buzz has attached itself to “Genius & Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947” (Scribner), by London-based author, journalist and broadcaster Norman Lebrecht,...

We’d Like to Thank the Academy (and Make It More Diverse)

As the Oscars approach, Esther and Erin called in civilian expert and Oscar blogger Jodi Berman Kustanovich (bermanoscarblog.blogspot.com), to talk nominations, predictions, and Hollywood's attitude...

JJ Hollywood Schmooze

Bradley Cooper Will Direct and Star in Netflix Film About Leonard Bernstein

(JTA) — Bradley Cooper will direct, produce and star in a Netflix film about the late Jewish composer and conductor...

Jeff Goldblum, Terry Gross and Marc Maron Get Emotional Tracing Their Jewish Heritage on ‘Finding Your Roots’

(JTA) — The latest episode of PBS’ celebrity genealogy show “Finding Your Roots” was a lesson in Jewish history. Titled...

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Cast Says SAG Award Win is a Mistake

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won the TV comedy ensemble award at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for the second...

Would ‘Bombing Auschwitz’ Have Stopped the Shoah?

In April 1944, Jewish prisoners Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escaped from the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and made their way...

JJ Hollywood Schmooze

Bradley Cooper Will Direct and Star in Netflix Film About Leonard Bernstein

(JTA) — Bradley Cooper will direct, produce and star in a Netflix film about the late Jewish composer and conductor...

Jeff Goldblum, Terry Gross and Marc Maron Get Emotional Tracing Their Jewish Heritage on ‘Finding Your Roots’

(JTA) — The latest episode of PBS’ celebrity genealogy show “Finding Your Roots” was a lesson in Jewish history. Titled...

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Cast Says SAG Award Win is a Mistake

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won the TV comedy ensemble award at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for the second...

Would ‘Bombing Auschwitz’ Have Stopped the Shoah?

In April 1944, Jewish prisoners Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escaped from the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and made their way...