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Mel's Passion

Mel's Passion

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Mel Gibson has a responsibility to make a movie that does not contribute further to a legacy of pain and suffering.

War and God

War and God

by Lauren Gelfond

An award-winning Israeli book that recounts a rabbi's experiences in the Yom Kippur war strikes a chord in both secular and religious society.

Monochrome within a Rainbow

Monochrome within a Rainbow

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The illuminated manuscripts of Michael and Danielle Chouraqui.

Tolkien's Clash of Civilizations

Tolkien's Clash of Civilizations

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The eerie relevance of The Two Towers.

Suddenly Jewish

Suddenly Jewish

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Jews raised as gentiles discover their Jewish roots.

Jewish Tales of Holy Women

Jewish Tales of Holy Women

by Yitzhak Buxbaum

Precious tales that give us a peek in to a world of devotional beauty that focuses on kindness.

Spider-Jew

Spider-Jew

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Spider-Man mirrors the consciousness of Jewish activists. So says the creator of a Jewish superhero comic series.

Six Days of War

Six Days of War

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A new, definitive book on the Six Day War.

Calling All Jewish Superheroes

Calling All Jewish Superheroes

by Daniel Schifrin

Hollywood may not produce films with these superheroes, but the appearance of any of the following individuals would be greatly appreciated.

When The Ship Comes In

When The Ship Comes In

by Bob Dylan

Written in 1963, the words to this song are still relevant.

When Words Are the Weapons

When Words Are the Weapons

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Bill Bennet's new book, "Why We Fight", is must reading for these tumultuous times.

Missing

Missing "The Lord of the Rings"

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Evil and the cultural significance of Tolkien's masterpiece.

Unity at the Super Bowl

Unity at the Super Bowl

by Rabbi Simcha Barnett and Rabbi Eric Coopersmith

In sports and in life, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Leaving Wall Street

Leaving Wall Street

by Cal Mankowski

Born to great wealth, Roy Neuberger spent his youth and early adulthood in a frustrating search for meaning in life. Until he began to explore Judaism's spiritual life.

Trembling Before G-d

Trembling Before G-d

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A new film examines the dichotomy of the Orthodox homosexual.

Pro Sports in the Terrorist World

Pro Sports in the Terrorist World

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America's favorite pastime may never be the same again. What's even worse, it may always stay the same.

From Mississippi to Mount Sinai

From Mississippi to Mount Sinai

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In "My Sister, the Jew," an African-American minister shares her astonishing spiritual journey to Judaism.

Hollywood's Trojan Horse

Hollywood's Trojan Horse

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Do you know what your kids are watching in the newest PG-13 films?

The Red Tent

The Red Tent

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A popular novel characterizes the founders of the Jewish people as full of intrigue, lust and deceit. Should that bother us?

Jewish Basketball Giants

Jewish Basketball Giants

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As the Maccabiah Games open in Israel, we are reminded of the days when -- believe it or not -- Jewish players dominated pro basketball.

Return of the USS Liberty

Return of the USS Liberty

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A new book accuses Israel of deliberately attacking an American ship in June 1967.

Gladiator: More Than a Tale of Gore

Gladiator: More Than a Tale of Gore

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Might there actually be a message in this Academy Award-winning movie that I could agree with?

Tiger Woods and the Rosh Hashana Secret

Tiger Woods and the Rosh Hashana Secret

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Golf is a model for life. It is a game in which you play against the fiercest most vicious opponent that exists -- yourself.

Are Jews X-Men?

Are Jews X-Men?

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The movie "X-Men" describes a group of mutants who are rejected by the rest of humanity. For me, it hit very close to home.

Harry Potter and the War Between Good and Evil

Harry Potter and the War Between Good and Evil

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As a Jew, I could not help but reflect on the contrasting attitudes between Judaism and the world of Harry Potter towards this epic struggle.

Spring Fever - Catch It!

Spring Fever - Catch It!

by Yehuda Aaronson

There's something in the air. The crack of a bat, a deep line drive -- and the beauty of being a Jew.

Looking Closer at

Looking Closer at "American Beauty"

by Adam Norman

"American Beauty" is the big winner at this year's Oscars. What is the real beauty that is the subject of this enigmatic film?

Jerry! Jerry!

Jerry! Jerry!

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The guests aren't the only fools: You can actually feel yourself getting dumber when you watch humiliation fests like "Jerry Springer Show".

Who Wants To Feel Like A Millionaire

Who Wants To Feel Like A Millionaire

by Adam Norman

What's really behind television's newest phenomenon? Regis Philbin & Co. are offering us lots more than money. Viewer beware.

Mr. Death - A Bribe Blinds Even the Wise

Mr. Death - A Bribe Blinds Even the Wise

by Avraham Mensch

One man's self-delusion shows up the human weakness to see what one wants to see.

Superbowl Lessons

Superbowl Lessons

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This year, the Superbowl taught the world a great Jewish lesson -- that destiny can rest in the hands of one person.

The Dogma of Dogma

The Dogma of Dogma

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Judaism prizes free speech -- but it also prizes critical thinking. Does "Dogma" think -- or just take cheap shots at something precious to Christians?

End of Days

End of Days

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As we enter the last month of the 20th century, expectations about the next millennium have reached a fevered pitch.

Heaven on Earth: Down to Earth Jewish Spirituality

Heaven on Earth: Down to Earth Jewish Spirituality

by Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith and Rabbi Shraga Simmons

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Pass the Fault

Pass the Fault

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By reducing the Third Reich to a limited dementia, a new film absolves the German people of any moral culpability for perpetrating World War II and destroying European Jewry.

Spiritual Training Camp

Spiritual Training Camp

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How the NY Giants training camp can get you ready for the High Holidays.

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The "Jewish Jordan"

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Tamir Goodman has returned from Israel to play basketball in America.

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