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  • A Moses named Christian and a Pharaoh named Turturro

    10 hours ago

    Generally speaking, Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is more biblically respectful than Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah,” which saw Russell Crowe performing a well-paid infomercial for Al Gore’s environmentalism. 

    Yet “Exodus” has been swarmed by critics accusing it of unchecked...

  • Despite artistic and political license, ‘Exodus’ connects to contemporary Jews

    12 hours ago

    If you are going to see “Exodus: Gods and Kings” because it depicts an iconic cultural narrative that you want to better understand, I would caution against relying on director Ridley Scott’s version.  

    This epic adventure does offer an unparalleled work of digital art that...

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

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    6 days ago

    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,...

  • Hollywood calls on Rabbi David Wolpe

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 28, 2014 | 7:11 am

    Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple was pleasantly surprised when the call came that Warner Bros., along with Gulfstream Pictures, was optioning his new book “David:  The Divided Heart (Yale University Press) to be developed into a screenplay not long ago. 

    Wolpe, who was once...

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  • Jerusalem Becomes Queen of ‘Kingdom’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In 1986, Oscar-nominated production designer Arthur Max ("Gladiator") visited Jerusalem in the midst of the intifada.

    "People told me not to go almost everywhere, but I went everywhere," said Max, who is Jewish. "Of course, some of the Old City was closed off for security reasons,...

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