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  • Pharoah said ‘no.’ You won’t believe what God did next.

    By Marty Kaplan

    April 2, 2015 | 12:22 pm

    Once, at our seder, our friend Ira gave a running commentary on the haggadah, offering a scientific explanation for every miracle and wonder in the Exodus story.    

    The parting of the Reed Sea was a meteorological event. The burning bush was a glowing carbonized acacia bramble...

  • Christian Bale’s Moses in ‘Exodus’: Insecure? Schizophrenic?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 11, 2014 | 3:44 pm

    Christian Bale’s reputation for being mercurial and intense in years past is well known, but during a recent telephone conversation, the 40-year-old actor proved to be thoughtful, even modest, as he described tackling the monumental role of Moses in Ridley Scott’s biblical epic,...

  • Israel blanketed by sandstorm

    April 2, 2013 | 6:21 am

    Israel was blanketed by the worst sandstorm in four years.

    Air pollutions levels on Monday were 40 times higher than on a typical day, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported, citing the Environment Ministry.

    The high winds, dust and sand came from Egypt into Israel as a result of a low pressure system over the Mediterranean Sea.

    Hazy conditions improved by Monday night.

  • California on Passover [VIDEO]

    April 25, 2011 | 8:36 am

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