Saturday, September 26, 2020



Westside JCC Maccabi Teens Bring Home Gold From Atlanta

Both the Westside Jewish Community Center (JCC) under-16 girls’ and under-16 boys’ soccer teams brought home the gold from the recently completed JCC Maccabi...

Cultivating Sisterhood in a Safe Space for Those With Autism

Next time you complain that your weekend is filled with kids’ birthday parties, spare a thought for friends I’ll call Isla and Jess. Every...

‘Girls’ Producer Jenni Konner on Finding Her Voice

Jenni Konner is a writer, director and producer known for executive producing HBO’s limited series “Camping” and HBO’s acclaimed series “Girls,” which ran for six...

Hollywood millennials for Hillary Clinton

It was a marvelous sight: Beneath a giant screen bearing a big “H” sat Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of a former president and a presidential hopeful; America Ferrera, a first-generation Latino-American actress; and Lena Dunham, the young, half-Jewish writer and creator of the HBO series “Girls.”

Lena Dunham show ‘Girls’ to end after 6th season

Lena Dunham’s successful HBO series “Girls” will end after its sixth season.

Actress Shiri Appleby chats about Jewish influences and life on the small screen

It may sound surprising coming from someone who’s been acting on TV since she was a child, but Shiri Appleby (“Roswell,” “Life Unexpected”) insists she doesn’t watch much television.

Lena Dunham to launch newsletter named after ‘old Jewish man’

Lena Dunham, creator of the hit HBO show “Girls,” is starting a lifestyle newsletter and naming it Lenny — “the name of an old Jewish man,” according to her business partner.

Beastie Boys settle lawsuit with GoldieBlox over song parody

Yet another reason to love the Beastie Boys: Those guys know how to settle a lawsuit.

‘Girls’ star Jemima Kirke sometimes does Shabbat with ‘super-Jew’ husband

Jemima Kirke is just like us — if only we were cooler and more bohemian, occupied an entire Brooklyn brownstone and tattooed our Shabbat guests.

Lena Dunham to write for Archie Comics

Riverdale, get ready for a hipster invasion!

Comedy Central renews ‘Broad City’

“Broad City,” a series created by and starring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, has been renewed by Comedy Central for a second season.

Lena Dunham on photos of boyfriend with ScarJo: ‘My mind is going to explode’

Lena Dunham was trolling the Internet when she stumbled upon a shot of her boyfriend with his ex-girlfriend. Relatable, right?

Rosanna Arquette gets married

Mazel tov to Rosanna Arquette and her brand-new husband, investment banker Todd Morgan.

Watch: ‘Girls’ season 3 teaser

Newsflash: Season three of “Girls” is in production! For those fans who are already chomping at the bit, HBO has put together this 31-second photo slideshow of (Jewish) creator Lena Dunham and the rest of the (heavily Jewish) cast at work.

The 2013 (Jewish) Emmy nominees

The 2013 Emmy nominations are in! We won’t bore you with the whole long list, but we will share this compact yet impressive group of Jewish nominees. Here goes.

Lena Dunham posts wedding plans on Instagram

You probably think Lena Dunham is nothing like the lovely cast members of “Princesses: Long Island.” You are most definitely wrong.

Purim’s other woman: Vashti, the queen who kept her clothes on

When it comes to the story of Purim, Queen Esther has received lots of attention. All the little girls want to play her in...

Dunham doubles up at Globes, Israeli docs’ double Oscar nomination, Sandler’s countless Razzies

The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards kicked off the Hollywood awards season on Sunday, and it was in television that the Jewish people stood tall -- notably Lena Dunham, the new queen and unchallenged ruler of television comedy.

In Antwerp, a Charedi pariah forces school to go coed

With a soft smile and two young boys in tow, a mild-mannered Moshe Aryeh Friedman appeared undeserving of his reputation as the scourge of the local haredi Orthodox community as he walked his sons to school on Monday.

Lena Dunham book leaks

The book proposal that landed \"Girls\" creator Lena Dunham a $3.7 million publishing deal was leaked online on Monday.

Is HBO’s ‘Girls’ about young women’s struggles, or some women’s privileges?

“Girls” begins with the conversation that many parents of 20-somethings dream of having someday real soon with their floundering children: No. More. Money.

Anorexia and the new values of courtship

The New York Times article last week about the explosion of anorexia and eating disorders in the orthodox community highlights a tragedy that has long been buried. About four years ago I published a column about an eighteen-year-old girl my daughter knew at seminary in Jerusalem who died of anorexia. The seminary denied it was the cause and cited some other illness, even though the girls at the seminary watched her wasting away with the administration seemingly oblivious.

VIDEO: Girls of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)

Girls of the IDF. Video photo montage plus music

Dear Abby of Cyberspace

For a while this past year, several thousand girls between the ages of 10 and 14 read my words every day by logging on to Allykatzz.com, an Internet site for \"\'tween\" girls that provides a safe alternative to MySpace and Facebook.

VIDEO: Israel tries to sex up its image

Britains\' Sky News reports from Tel Aviv on an Israeli advertising campaign to sex up its image.

Choose Grrl Power over beauty pageants, grrlz

By many measures, Jewish girls are thriving. They are leading extracurricular activities, bettering the world around them, excelling in sports and studying at elite universities. At the same time such success often comes at a cost for girls.

Orthodox youth not immune to high-risk lifestyles

Some kids aren\'t cut out for academic rigor. Leaving them in a mismatched environment often leads them toward self-destructive paths to failure

My True Best Feature — My Crazy Charm?

Could it be that my looks only complement my true best feature -- my crazy charm?

Latest news

AOC Withdraws From Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Event Following Pro-Palestinian Criticism

The event will be held in October by Americans for Peace Now.

Report Highlights Anti-Semitism in Qatari Textbooks

One textbook called Zionism "a radical racist political movement."

Friend of Anne Frank Lays First Stone of Amsterdam’s Newest Holocaust Monument

"I’m satisfied that it’s finally happening," she said.

Abbas Criticizes Peace Deals, Calls for U.N. to Resolve Israel-Palestinian Conflict

“The only way to a comprehensive and just peace is the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders.”