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  • From trouble child to favorite

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    September 27, 2011 | 5:59 pm

    What would it take for you to disown your child? I know that for most everyone this is a hypothetical question, but please indulge me: What dastardly behavior would your son or daughter have to stoop to in order for you to “sit shiva”? A generation or two ago, when a child...

  • ‘The Adujustment Bureau’: Finally, an Action Thriller for Religious Thinkers

    March 8, 2011 | 5:00 pm

    Films that offer profound philosophical lessons are a rarity. I remember watching The Matrix several years ago, noting that the movie was really a sci-fi version of Plato’s “Metaphor of the Cave,” which posits that most people are living in a false reality of shadows. More...

  • What It Takes to Be a Jewish Leader

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    April 15, 2009 | 1:16 am

    Charlton Heston (alav haShalom) made a great Moses; on screen, he seemed perfect — tall, handsome, gravelly voice, and not even Anne Baxter could seduce him.

    Thankfully, the biblical Moses was not as monochromatic as the theatrical Moses. Despite his near perfection as a human...

  • VIDEO: Who shall live . . .

    By The Web Guy

    September 29, 2008 | 3:35 am

    A montage of news photos from 5768 plus cantorial and modern music take this version of the ‘Who shall live’ prayer into YouTube land.

    Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin is listed as the producer and http://whoshalllive.com is the web site.

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  • Get a Life, George

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    I've watched few "Seinfeld" episodes, but one stands out in my mind. During a double date, George inadvertently offends Jerry's date, Jody. After George learns from Jerry that Jody doesn't like him, George falls all over himself for a second chance to make a good impression.

    After...

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