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  • Theatre Dybbuk: Company invokes folklore, myth to stretch boundaries of Jewish theater

    September 10, 2012 | 3:30 pm

    When Aaron Henne decided to form a new Jewish theater company, he knew he needed to push boundaries and make bold statements to challenge the traditional image of what constitutes Jewish theater. So now, with its first major production, Henne’s aptly named Theatre Dybbuk is...

  • ‘The Possession’ possesses the box office

    September 4, 2012 | 2:03 pm

    “The Possession” is off to a devilishly good start at the box office, grossing $21.3 million -- making it the second best opening for a movie on Labor Day weekend after “Halloween” in 2007, which brought in $30.6 million. Based on the dybbuk, a malevolent Jewish spirit, and the...

  • Hollywood dybbuk invades suburbia

    By Tom Tugend

    September 4, 2012 | 8:09 am

    If you thought your daughter’s odd behavior was just another pre-teen phase, there may be an alternate explanation: The Dybbuk is back and has returned to the screen in “The Possession.”

    Rooted in 16th century Jewish mysticism and folklore, a dybbuk is the dislocated spirit of an...

  • ‘The Exorcist’ at the Geffen: No green vomit, but plenty of evil

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 27, 2012 | 3:19 pm

    William Peter Blatty was a Georgetown University student in August 1949 when he came across a front-page story in the Washington Post titled “Priest Frees Mt. Rainier Boy Reported Held in Devil’s Grip.” Blatty, a devout Catholic, was fascinated by the accounts of the...

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  • Out-of-the-Box Horror [TRAILER]

    By Adam Wills

    May 17, 2012 | 2:24 pm

    Lionsgate just released its trailer for “The Possession,” a dybbuk tale from producer Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures that’s due out Aug. 31. Maybe this film will do what David Goyer’s 2009 thriller, “The Unborn,” couldn’t — break the Catholic stranglehold on good...

  • Raimi sells ‘Dibbuk Box’

    By Adam Wills

    March 22, 2010 | 4:14 pm

    Looks like Hollywood has no fear dybbuk tales after “The Unborn” ($16m budget, $76m worldwide b.o.). Lionsgate has purchased the rights to the “Dibbuk Box,” the tale of a Holocaust survivor’s ghostly wine cabinet. Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert of Ghost House Pictures will produce,...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, May 13

    The beat goes on today at the annual Santa Monica Festival. Head down to participate in a drum circle; hear multicultural music, including a concert by Bucovina Klezmer; and enter the Eco Zone. The city steps up its commitment to environmental responsibility...

  • Dybbuks and Heroes Liven Holiday Books

    By Penny Schwartz

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Kibitzers, dreamers, medieval travelers and dybbuks are among the wide array of heroes, heroines and mystical villains in this season's crop of Jewish children's books, as publishers expand their offerings beyond holiday books and biblical retellings.

    The roster of publishers is...

  • Danger in Not Knowing Our Story

    By Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Claire Luce Booth, the wife of the owner of Luce Publications, reported a frank conversation with a Jewish friend. Booth said, "I must admit being positively bored by all this talk of the Holocaust and its constant repetition of Jewish suffering." The Jewish friend replied, "I know...