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  • Is the Exodus Narrative Really That Good?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 25, 2013 | 1:58 pm

    By Yeshaia Blakeney

    So today while thinking about what I wanted to write about Passover, this unholy thought popped in my head.  Is the Exodus story even a good story?  I know it must be because it’s the most powerful, climactic, sweeping narrative in all of Torah, but I couldn’t...

  • Two Jews On Film Oscar Picks 2013

    By Joan Alperin-Schwartz

    February 19, 2013 | 10:34 am

    2012 was a great year for films. 
            

    We had an old fashioned spaghetti western that blended over the top comedy, violence and the horror of slavery from the always exceptional Quentin Tarrantino ('Django Unchained)...

    Several films based on real...
  • Slavery’s horrific shadow lives on — and so does Hitler’s

    January 17, 2013 | 11:54 am

    Quentin Tarantino’s "Django" is sparking controversy — and not just for its flagrant use of the n word. According to African-American film critic Tim Cogshell (quoted by Erin Aubry Kaplan in the Times), “The surreal liftoff that happens at some point in ‘Basterds’ [Tarantino’s take...

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