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  • For Producer of Hit Show “The O.C.,” Jewish Background Is Fertile Ground

    By Richard Asinof

    Interview with Josh Schwartz, producer of The O.C.

    Date: 06-18-2007
  • Jewish Cowboys and Chicken Farmers: Two Films That May Confound Your Stereotypes

    By Ronnie Friedland

    Reviews of Song of a Jewish Cowboy and A Home on the Range: The Jewish Chicken Ranchers of Petaluma, directed by Bonnie Burt about rural Jewish communities in Northern California throughout the past several generations.

    Date: 02-16-2007
  • Raising Self-Reliant Children

    By Rabbi Bruce Kadden

    Review of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children by Wendy Mogel, a guide to raising children while taking faith and religion into consideration.

    Date: 01-18-2007
  • Books on Mourning

    By Ellen Jaffe Gill

    Reviews of Kaddish by Leon Wieseltier and Saying Kaddish: How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead, and Mourn as a Jew by Anita Diamant, both of which explore death from a Jewish perspective.

    Date: 01-13-2007
  • A Jewish Odyssey: A Review of A Stranger in the Midst

    By Susan Katz Miller

    Review of Nan Fink’s A Stranger in the Midst: A Memoir of Spiritual Discovery, which follows Nan Fink on her spiritual journey throughout the often-complicated Jewish landscape.

    Date: 12-21-2006
  • The Jew Who Loved a Nazi

    By Alizah Salario

    Review of Black Book, a provocative Dutch film about the romance between a Jewish resistance fighter and a Nazi officer.

    Date: 04-23-2007
  • Offensively Funny

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    Profile of comedian Sarah Silverman.

    Date: 06-18-2007
  • Isn't Half-Jewish Better Than Not Jewish at All?

    By Lila Hanft

    A profile of Laurel Snyder, whose new anthology Half/Life includes essays from 19 diverse people who had a Jewish parent and non-Jewish parent.

    Date: 07-07-2006
  • Out With the New, In With the New

    By Micah Sachs

    Review of New American Judaism, Rabbi Arthur Blecher's manifesto criticizing the current model of Judaism--and arguing for a new one to take its place.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Manilow Bares His Jewish Soul

    By Marvin Glassman

    Profile of Barry Manilow, who came from an interfaith family and is currently composing a musical play about the pre-Holocaust German performers, the Comedian Harmonists, called "Harmony."

    Date: 02-20-2007

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