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  • The Holy Society -by Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    By Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    March 9, 2012 | 12:48 pm

    “Hyim we will need your help tonight with a tahara,” said my father.

    “But I have never done one,” I replied.

    “There are only two of us available, and I hear the man was heavy, bloated, so we will need you.”

    A tahara (literally “purification”) is the Jewish process of...

  • Habonim spirit influences work of director Mike Leigh in ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 10, 2008 | 1:46 am

    Director Mike Leigh may be known as a bit of a curmudgeon, but he refuses to see his new film, "Happy-Go-Lucky," which revolves around a relentlessly optimistic teacher, as a departure.

    The 65-year-old British writer-director is famous for gritty realism in movies such as "Naked,"...

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