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Jason Alexander Directs Play “If I Forget” at Fountain Theatre

How would you feel if a family member wrote a book called “Forgetting the Holocaust”?

New Report Highlights Antisemitism in the Entertainment Industry

Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) released their first-ever report on July 19 highlighting various incidents of antisemitism that have been plaguing the entertainment industry.

Recounting a Year of Cancer in a New Book

“Getting Through It” gives the reader a detailed and personal, step-by-step look at what led up to Epstein’s diagnosis and what cancer treatment is really like.

“My Name Is Sara” Depicts Jewish WWII Refugee in Ukraine

The film “My Name Is Sara” tells the true and arduous story of a Jewish girl who survived by pretending not to be Jewish.

Holy Connection: A new book chronicles the strong bond between Hollywood and Israel

“Hollywood and Israel: A History'' shows the ping-ponging of historical events and the films portraying them.

New Book Deconstructs Cultural Boycott Against Israel

A new book artfully explains how the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has infected the entertainment industry and turned art into a political cudgel––and how to fight back against it.

Fantastical Children’s Book Explains Disappearing Socks

At some point in all our lives, we lose a sock. It usually happens when we do the laundry. A sock gets lost in...

“The Kabbalah of Light” Offers Enlightenment and Hope

Author Catherine Shainberg, PhD, believes that day dreaming, night dreaming, lucid dreams and visioning can change your life.

What Can Happen Here Should Worry Us

The title is provocative, deliberately so, mistakenly so. The book is alarming, properly so, sadly so. When the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League , one...

Review of Matti Friedman’s “Who By Fire: Leonard Cohen in the Sinai”

Cohen’s performances, his state of mind, and the harsh realities of the Yom Kippur War are the subject of Matti Friedman’s recent book, “Who By Fire.”

Children’s Book “I Hate Borsch!” Is a Love Letter to One’s Culture

Whether you love it or hate it, borsch is likely part of your Jewish cultural identity.

“The Button Box” Explores a Muslim-Jewish Friendship – With Time Travel

In “The Button Box,” a new middle grade novel, a Muslim-Jewish friendship is at the center of an exciting time-travel tale. 

Jews Who Rock: Nili Brosh

One of the most in-demand guitarists in music is a musical talent who hails from Rishon LeZion: Nili Brosh.

Danny Danon on His New Book about His UN Tenure

Former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon discussed his new book, “In the Lion’s Den: Israel and the World,” and current events in a phone interview with the Journal.

Exploring Israel in the Mystery-Thriller Book “The Clarinetist”

For anyone who is missing Israel, or has never gotten a chance to visit, author Herschel Katz’s book “The Clarinetist” is a thrilling way to traverse through the country.

Understanding a Mysterious Disease: Interview with Dr. Iris Orbuch

Created and directed by Shannon Cohn, “Below the Belt,” which premiered at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art in May, explains this complex inflammatory disease through the lens of three patients.

The Braid’s “Uncovered” Filled With Emotion and Authenticity

Discovery takes center stage at The Braid’s latest salon show. 

Indie Rock Band Cancels Tel Aviv Concert Following BDS Pressure

The United States indie rock band Big Thief announced they have canceled their upcoming concerts in Tel Aviv in the midst of pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

A Love for Nature in ‘A Child’s Prayer of Wonder and Gratitude’

I was already familiar with Karen Guth’s previous book, "Bubie’s in Bidud (Grandma’s in Isolation)," her book that came out in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Jewish-Italian Comedian Gianmarco Soresi Finding His Own Voice

In just six years in comedy, Gianmarco Soresi has made quite the impact.

News Anchor Alex Cohen on Working at an Atypical Local TV News Network

Spectrum News One is not a typical television news network.

Breathing New Life Into Works By Composers Who Suffered Oppression

An upcoming opera concert featuring a collection of works by composers who were suppressed by fascist regimes of the 20th Century will be performed at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

Two Things Lakers Fans Must Do This Month

The HBO series “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” is the closest thing Angelenos have to watching a hometown NBA team in the playoffs this spring.

Stories – Not Scandals – Reign Supreme on New Comedy Podcast, “You Don’t Know Schiff”

When comedian and Jewish Journal columnist Mark Schiff wanted to start his new podcast, he had one thing in mind: don’t make it contentious.

Let My People Go

“This story is 5,000 years old, and yet it’s the most modern one as well."

Fantasy and Suspense Meet Jewish Mysticism in “The Hidden Saint”

Jonathan Kellerman called "The Hidden Saint" by Mark Levenson, “An ingenious, compelling mix of horror, fantasy, suspense and Jewish mysticism. Think Tolkien, albeit benefiting from a yeshiva education.”

Jennifer Grey’s Memoir “Out of the Corner” Is Courageous and Empowering

Actress Jennifer Grey wrote her new memoir “Out of the Corner” to take ownership of her life story. Up until now, she’s felt as if everyone else has dictated her story.

A Legacy of Basketball and the Holocaust in ‘By the Grace of the Game’

By chance, several weeks ago someone — I can’t remember whom but please identify yourself so I can say thank you — dropped Dan Grunfeld’s autobiography at my home. 

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