Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775
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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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Fest in Show
Ever wondered where “Hava Nagila” came from — and why it’s so ubiquitous at life cycle events? Interested in getting a violin’s-eye view of New York’s street music scene? How about going behind the scenes of Israel Defense Forces internal affairs investigations? If you answered in the affirmative to any of the above, then the Philadelphia Jewish Film festival is for you.
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