Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Kislev 3, 5775
The Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia marks its 17th year of celebrating Israeli culture and society through cinema.
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"Homeland," a television drama based on an Israeli program, won for best drama at the Golden Globes Awards.
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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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