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Thursday, October 29, 2020

AUTHOR NAME

Zan Romanoff

67 ARTICLES

Where are Jewish leaders on Trump?

I am 29 years old; like most Jews of my generation, I was raised in a Holocaust-heavy curriculum that started with “Number the Stars” in third grade and culminated in a full year of religious school dedicated to the topic in eighth.

Summer camp love

Every summer for the last three years, staffer Naomi Elman, 23, and her fiance, Mitch Gelfand, 29, have stood on the stage at Camp Alonim in Simi Valley, exchanged rings and said their I-do’s.

Lorin Fife: Full-time philanthropy

Lorin Fife has essentially had a second career since he retired from his position as senior executive and attorney at the financial services holding company Sun America in 1998, when he was only 45.

‘One Wish’ creators making the world a better place

The concept of the viral YouTube video “One Wish for Iran, Love Israel” was simple: Ask folks on the streets of Jerusalem what they want the people of Iran to know in anticipation of Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration this past summer as the nation’s president.

Private Bank of California: It’s not just about the money

The signs of Richard Smith’s success precede him: His 25th-floor office on Santa Monica Boulevard overlooks Los Angeles Country Club’s golf greens to the north and the spread of the city’s business districts to the south.

American Horror Story: Coven Recap

American Horror Story is, if nothing else, gloriously stylish: the promos for its third season, Coven, were starkly, beautifully creepy, featuring black-clad women in...

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: The Asset

I may have spoken too soon about there being anything redeeming in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. This week's episode was a complete and total snoozefest, predictable...

How I Met Your Mother: The Broken Code

Ten minutes. That's how far I made it into this week's How I Met Your Mother episode without thinking "oh my god, when is...

Oscars and the OC

Fall pilots are still airing all around us but Hollywood is already looking ahead to seasons future: on Friday it was announced that FOX...

Parks and Recreation Reca: Pawnee Eagelton Showdown

Parks and Rec continues to be delightful: last night's episode played to every single one of the show's strengths, pairing Tom and Donna with...

How to feed the hungry

On the fifth night of Sukkot, a panel gathered in The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Wilshire Boulevard headquarters to discuss how to handle hunger both at home and across the country. Rabbi Noah Farkas of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino explained that it was an auspicious date for such a conversation.

Nashville Recap: Never No More

You cannot want Nashville not to be ridiculous. If you're going to love the show, you have to revel in the evil machinations of...

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: 0-8-4

The thing about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. so far is that it appears to be approximately fifteen minutes of a great show swaddled in 30...

Sleepy Hollow Recap: For the Triumph of Evil

Sleepy Hollow was doing all right for itself. The second episode didn't give us much more than the info-dump pilot did in terms of...

Recap: I Fall to Pieces

When last we left Nashville the show had descended into so much slippery soapiness: Gunnar had confessed his musical crimes to his producer and...

Joss Whedon brings big action to the small screen

Joss Whedon has not always done well on network television. Sure, Buffy the Vampire Slayer got seven seasons and the accolades and Emmys it...

Camp garden helps kids’ generosity grow

Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu is quiet in its off-season — or quieter, at least, if you’re used to seeing the space filled to bursting with energetic young campers. In the fall, it’s populated mostly by groups of adults who come through to use the grounds as a conference center, and there’s a distinct calmness in the air, a sense of relaxation that comes along with shorter days and southern light.

How I Met Your Mother Recap: The Locket & Coming Back

I don't think there are many people who would argue with the assertion that How I Met Your Mother has been on the air...

Monday Roundup: The Emmys, Breaking Bad

So I'm not caught up on Breaking Bad yet-- I know, I know, believe me, I know-- but it's a scary project to embark...

A Guide to Keeping Track of Fall’s New Shows

We're three days into the fall season premieres and already I'm feeling overwhelmed. Luckily the folks over at Vulture have put together a <a...

Fox and the Comedy Hat Trick

There was a period from approximately 2009 through the end of 30 Rock's run last year when NBC was the undisputed queen of Thursday...

Fall Pilots: Sleepy Hollow

So I should say out the outset: pilots are never particularly good. There's just too much narrative work to be done, too many threads...

Project Runway Recap: Let’s Do Brunch

After last week's snoozefest Project Runway is back this week with a fun one-- and a last-minute plot twist, for good measure. The designers...

Profiling Claire

One of the most anticipated shows returning to the air this fall is Showtime's acclaimed drama Homeland, which had an uneven second season after...

Sneak Peak: The Mindy Project

The Mindy Project has just never gelled for me. I want to like it-- I want to love a snarky comedy about a professionally...

Things You Should be Watching: Nashville

Either you know about Connie Britton's hair or you don't. If you do you're probably familiar, too, with her way around a soft southern...

More on Orange is the New Black

First, shana tova! And happy official end of summer to you all. Fall television should be getting going as September rolls on (and, god...

The Fall

An excellent corrective to Luther's relentless sexism is another BBC show, The Fall, which premiered in May of this year and is now available...

Luther’s Woman Problem

Mallory Ortberg recently proposed one of the best things I've heard in a long time: a type of costume party where every attendee has...

Les Miserables Comes to the Small Screen

I've mentioned before how thrilled I am that the Veronica Mars movie is, at long last, <a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/because_you_watched/item/monday_check_in_hulu_franco_on_veronica_mars/ ">actually really happening. But what will creator...

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Two Weeks After Twitter Bans Holocaust Denial, Twitter’s CEO Says It’s Still Allowed

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