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Movie Queens and Biblical Queens

by  Joan Hyler

January 13, 2010 | 9:48 pm

To paraphrase the Mel Brooks line “It’s good to be King,” well this year “It’s good to be Queen” or an over 40 actress or director just like Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock or director Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”), Nancy Meyers (“It’s Complicated”) or that perennial over 40 Jewish-girl director Nora Ephron (“Julie & Julia”) and Morning Star’s own Lynn Roth of “The Little Traitor” starring a superb Alfred Molina.

As we begin to celebrate the women of the Exodus (Miriam, Shifrah, Puah) and of course Purim’s Esther, let’s discuss and celebrate movie queens as they get awards and save lives; spiritual and otherwise.

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