Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775
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Gabrielle Birkner, JTA
In the series finale of the podcast sensation “Serial,” a certain Jewish studies professor got a shout out. It was Sarah Koenig’s husband, who directs the Jewish Studies program at Penn State.
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The six episodes of Bruce Feiler's latest project explore not only what compels so many people to go on spiritual pilgrimages each year, but what has happened to make each destination into a religious locus.
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Michael Fox | JE Feature
The much-anticipated Hollywood epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings , reinvents the saga of a people’s miraculous liberation as one rugged individualist’s journey of self-discovery, identity and profound purpose.
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Disney director Saul Blinkoff, the grandson of the longtime cantor of a Conservative shul in Northeast Philadelphia, spoke to high school students a bout his faith and film work during a recent visit to the area.
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Debra Nussbaum Cohen, JTA
The book that sold 3 million copies and pioneered the now-popular genre of biblical fiction is making its way to the small screen, with the results at times verging on soft porn.
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