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  • God Goes Hollywood in Exodus: Gods and Kings

    by Sherre Hirsch

    2 days ago

    Spoiler alert: Morgan Freeman does not play God in Exodus: Gods and Kings.  And this is only one of the many courageous risks that director Ridley Scott took in bringing the story of Moses to life in the just released movie. Instead of trying to depict the literal text of the Bible...

  • Obama: I’m Jewish ‘in my soul’

    By David Suissa

    3 days ago

    "What will you tell the President when you see him?" was my daughter Eva's first reaction when I told her I'd been invited to the White House Channukah party (Actually, it was her second reaction. Her first was, "Take me!"). Kids are innocent that way. They don't realize that when...

  • Punishing Bennett won’t bring peace

    By David Suissa

    3 days ago

    People do crazy things when they get desperate and run out of ideas. That’s the first thought that came to mind after I read that a group of pro-Israel academics have decided that the best way to help the comatose Israeli-Palestinian peace process is to stop people like Naftali...

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  • In U.S. relations with Israel, context is key

    by Uri Sadot

    3 days ago

    The strain in United States-Israel ties is a live issue in the Israel election campaign — and rightfully so. But if you glance at U.S. and Israeli media during the last couple of months, you’d think the relations have never been worse. Jeffrey Goldberg’s article in The Atlantic,...

  • A Moses named Christian and a Pharaoh named Turturro

    by Harold Brackman

    3 days ago

    Generally speaking, Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is more biblically respectful than Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah,” which saw Russell Crowe performing a well-paid infomercial for Al Gore’s environmentalism. 

    Yet “Exodus” has been swarmed by critics accusing it of unchecked...

  • An open letter to Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai from a Palestinian Human Rights Activist

    by Bassem Eid

    3 days ago

    Dear Malala,

    We see you have received the Nobel Peace Prize this week in honor of your activity for peace in Pakistan.

    We congratulate you for your courage and for not being afraid to fight radical Islam in your nation. 

    I write these words as a proud fellow Muslem.

    I know...

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