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  • The Many Roads to God.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    January 23, 2015 | 10:18 am

    "Only from the heart can you touch the sky." I often quote Rumi on how to reach God.

    Yet, anyone who has gone around the sun a few times knows that there is no one answer to any of life’s difficult questions.

    Trying to understand God, to use a crude analogy, is like the Hindu...

  • Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater’ reveals journalist’s ordeal in an Iranian prison

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 12, 2014 | 12:19 pm

    Iranian-born journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari’s life was compelling long before he became the plotline for the movie “Rosewater.” 

    Bahari had traveled to nearly 70 countries to report on the issues of the day, some of them conflict zones, and nearly lost his life once, when...

  • Spotlight on Jewish characters in fall films

    September 22, 2014 | 9:54 am

    Few films with an expressly Jewish theme or Jewish characters are to be found this fall, but there will be some choice subjects onscreen.

    “Sleeping with the Fishes” follows the exploits of Alexis Fish (Gina Rodriguez), daughter of a Latina mother and a Jewish father. Alexis is at...

  • WATCH: The first trailer for the movie Jon Stewart made last summer

    August 28, 2014 | 1:43 pm

    A journalist is detained in Iran for more than 100 days and brutally interrogated in prison.

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  • Recipes with Roses for Mother’s Day

    By Elana Horwich

    May 6, 2014 | 9:00 am

    In western culture, roses are viewed as romantic and beautiful . No one thinks to actually eat the roses themselves and hence taste the romance and beauty.

    Roses can be consumed in the form of rose water. In fact, Middle Eastern cuisine has utilized the intoxicating flavor of the...

  • Jon Stewart to take summer break

    March 12, 2013 | 3:19 pm

    Jon Stewart is stepping down from his throne at Comedy Central this summer to direct a film based on a screenplay he wrote.

    Stewart is temporarily abandoning “The Daily Show,” The New York Times reports, to direct a film titled “Rosewater,” which is based on the 2011 book  “And...

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