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Back to the Mall

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/back_to_the_mall_20101102

“Are you telling me that you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?” Twenty-five years ago Back to the Future was released. As a kid I wore out the trilogy’s videotapes (surely one of the greatest Hanukkah presents ever) and watched the town square of Hill Valley take shape and change through the years, from the Old West to the 1950s, 1980s, and the “future” year of 2015. This weekend I found myself in my own déjà vu experience, minus the flux capacitor. Back on the national mall for the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, I stood just a few hundred feet from where I stood less than two years before at the Inauguration of President Obama. Not much time had gone by, but the world around the events couldn’t be much more different.

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