Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774
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Two Israeli films are among the five nominated for best documentary for the Academy Awards. 5 Broken Cameras, directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, and The Gatekeepers , directed by Dror Moreh, were among the films chosen from 15 finalists of the 126 films that entered in the category when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominees.
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From editing feature films about the pornography industry to a recent blockbuster about a slave and bounty hunter, local day school graduate Fred Raskin is used to controversy surrounding his work.
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The recitation of the mourner's Kaddish by a character on the TV show Homeland didn’t jive with the Jewish tradition I know, which requires forming a minyan. But I'm a journalist, not a rabbi, so I figured I would ask some people who know more than I do.
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A PBS documentary premiering on New Year's Day traces the history of Jews' fingerprints on America's greatest shows, complete with interviews, archival performance footage, and, of course, plenty of show tunes.
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Just because we’re suggesting other things to do on Christmas doesn’t mean you can’t just go to the movies. Here are the three major films premiering on the holiday.
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