Comment of the Week
First Tavi. Now Bebe. Who’s next?
Plus real Persian firemen of Long Island, and more
Plus at his Beck and call, baby Portman, and more
Jewish history, the day you were born
Never mind the nice Jewish girls like Natalie Portman, the most compelling character in today’s pop culture is Amy Winehouse, a Jewish mother’s worst nightmare but still daddy’s little girl
Plus Hamas clamps down, Schnabel on Schnabel, and more
Mike Huckabee is right and he’s oh so wrong
The fashion world claims to be shocked over John Galliano’s anti-Semitic outbursts. But it’s an industry based on exclusion, and plenty of iconic European fashion figures don’t hold up to scrutiny.
Natalie Portman, Oscar winner and face of Dior Cherie perfume, condemned Dior designer John Galliano’s anti-Semitic outburst. In 2005, she spoke about her deep Jewishness for the book Stars of David.
We did slightly better than a coin flip
Whom to root for Sunday night
In 2004, Natalie Portman—likely to win a Best Actress Oscar for Black Swan this weekend—spent a year at Hebrew University. So did I, and it’s her fault I started smoking.
Natalie Portman, the Harvard-educated, politically active, award-nominated actress, is a great example of why kids should stop trying so hard and start having fun
Plus Natalie Portman probably says ‘Kennahurra,’ and more
Plus Natalie getting married, and more in the news
Black Swan and Barney’s Version can both be seen as grappling with how to portray Jewishness onscreen. One succeeds; the other fails.
Plus START supporters hone in on AIPAC, and more
But, especially in the case of Jews, we say they’re not really nerds
But she’d be so good at it!
As Natalie Portman makes her screen debut in ultra-Orthodox garb, we scan film history for her antecedents
But Natalie Portman shines in new film
For signing on to Tel Aviv protest without due diligence
Online Yiddish, comedic justice, and evangelical fervor
Trailer for ‘New York, I Love You’ sure to thrill Jewish boys everywhere
Need someone to play a convincing Hasid in a movie or on TV? Eliezer Meyer is your man.
On the importance of dressing up
Zach Braff traces a jagged line from New Jersey to Harold and Maude