This week I went to the premiere of the new Disney live action Cinderella movie. It is spectacular and I recommend it to young and old alike. Apart from the tension that might come from women catching their breath at the sight of Prince Charming’s blue eyes, it is also a great date...
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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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In the 16th Century CE Rabbi Judah Loew was said to have created a powerful Golem to defend Prague’s Jewish ghetto.
Although I composed this segment of score for the scene in Paul Wegener’s 1920 prequel to his silent Golem series in the summer of 2002, I only recorded it during...
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It's a wintery Saturday night in Hollywood, and I am having one of those quintessential L.A. outings. Sitting in the dank, stonewalled basement of the landmark Magic Castle, I am watching psychokinetecist David Gamliel move objects with his mind. Our well-dressed group stares at the...
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April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pmThis Passover, more than any other Passover, I wish I had four children.
Four is a magical Jewish number, as we read in the haggadah, which tells the story of our journey from slavery to freedom. There are Four Questions, of course, which provoke four types of kvelling (especially...
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Steve Spill's father was one of the first managers of the Magic Castle. Not surprisingly, growing up around the Castle cast its spell on Spill, who went on to forge a 20-year career as a professional magician.
Last September saw the debut of his new venture, the Magicopolis Theater of...
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To understand the mystic approach to life thatsuffuses the Pinto Torah Center, simply listen to Rabbi Yaakov Pintotell the story of how his parents met.
At the age of 18, Rabbi Moshe Pinto decided thathe was ready to marry, and so he went to his father, Rabbi ChaimPinto, the great ...
July 17, 1997 | 8:00 pmFor a small donation, you can now e-mail your prayers to a site in Jerusalem where they will be placed into the Kotel, the Western Wall, on your behalf.
With a powerful computer, scholars in Israel have revealed the secret codes embedded in the text of the Torah -- codes predicting...