Thursday, January 29, 2015 Shevat 9, 5775

Take a column, here and there, and relish the insight
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Neil Gillman is one of the great scholars and teachers of our time, a central presence at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, who has written one undeniable classic, Sacred Fragments: Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew , along with several minor ones, among them The Death of Death and The Way Into Encountering God in Judaism. Traces of...
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It doesn't take an Einstein to come up with a hit like "Build Me Up, Buttercup." Or does it? It took this Einstein: Tony Macaulay, the evergreen song's ever-popular composer, wasn't always a Macaulay. "No, actually, I took that name out of the phone book. I was born an Einstein, and my family name, Instone, was an Anglicization of Einstein."...
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Some serious issues are fielded for those switching on 'Friday Night Lights'
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Are ya ready for some Shabbat football? Well, it is called "Friday Night Lights." But if the lights of this ever-so-shining NBC series aren't candlesticks, it still sticks out as one of the season's best. Not that tales of pigskin would ever complete a forward pass for acceptance in halachah. But there are elements of the Tuesday-night series of a...
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X marks the spot ... Wait, no, it doesn't. More like NC-17 marks the spot that Kirby Dick is in. And it is the Motion Picture Association of America ratings board who's put him there. For Dick, ironically, it's a good spot to be in, because if not for the myopic MPAA, his quirky clever "This Film Is Not Yet...
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Is 'Jericho' a national anthem to man's inhumanity to man? Two local guys may have the answer
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CBS is relying not on vicissitudes, but the vision and vitality of two daring dudes from Melrose Park for victory this season. Is the world coming to an end? Exactly the question for a new series that takes its existential exigencies seriously. And that series may -- or may not be -- the presumptive first strike the network is making...
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